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Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series (Online Only): Turning Research into Action: Combating Food Insecurity at the University of Maryland

Tuesday, May. 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Online webinar
The Sustainable Food Systems lecture series will continue via WebEx/online only attendance with each guest speaker conducting their presentations remotely. We encourage you to register for upcoming lectures! Tuesday, May 12 features Allison Tjaden, Assistant Director of New Initiatives at UMD...

Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series (Online Only): Boots on the Ground: Stories from Military Veteran Farmers

Tuesday, May. 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Online webinar
The Sustainable Food Systems lecture series will continue via WebEx/online only attendance with each guest speaker conducting their presentations remotely. We encourage you to register for upcoming lectures! Tuesday, May 5 features Sarah Dachos, Deputy Director of Farmer Veteran Coalition, and a...

Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series (Online Only): The Resilient Farmer: Managing Stress on the Farm

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Online webinar
The Sustainable Food Systems lecture series will continue via WebEx/online only attendance with each guest speaker conducting their presentations remotely. We encourage you to register for upcoming lectures! Tuesday, March 31 features Jeanette Jeffrey, Healthy Living Educator at University of...
In this issue: Information about the controversy surrounding glyphosate and some good news for the Maryland forestry industry. Learn about the upcoming "The Woods in Your Backyard Webinar Series." Our regular features include profiles of...More info

Webinar to Address Issues Associated With Hiring and Training New Employees on the Farm

Image of dairy cows eating feed in Maryland.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
Agricultural operations may not always take the time to do simple background checks or provide employees with the proper initial training that can cause huge issues down the road. Recent news has highlighted what can go wrong when agricultural operations hire employees with limited knowledge of...

Hiring Practices for Farm Operations: How to Hire the Right Employees

Friday, Jul. 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online webinar
Agricultural operations may not always take the time to do simple background checks or provide employees with the proper initial training that can cause huge issues down the road. Recent news has highlighted what can go wrong when agricultural operations hire employees with limited knowledge of...

Webinar: Is There a Best Way to Fertilize Corn with Nitrogen? (1 CEU)

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online
An American Society of Agronomy webinar sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences. Assuring adequate nitrogen (N) availability during key stages of plant growth is a major factor affecting yield and profitability of corn. Nitrogen uptake by modern corn hybrids follows a sigmoidal pattern over time with...

Check Out Recent Webinar on International Trade

Image of a cargo ship in Port of New Orleans by the United Soybean Board
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics hosted a webinar on international trade issues in agriculture. The webinar featured Dr. Luis Ribera , Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M University. Dr. Ribera discussed current issues with international trade in...

Webinar Highlighting 2018 Farm Bill Now Available

Image shows corn field with grain elevator in distance.  Image is by United Soybean Board
In August, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics hosted a webinar covering the 2018 Farm Bill debate. As I write and post this post, the Farm Bill is still being debated by the conference committee and this webinar covers the competing House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. The...

Timely Issues In Mid-Atlantic Agriculture: Agricultural Trade

Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online
With international trade issues currently in the news, agricultural producers understandably have questions about how changes in U.S. trade policy could impact U.S. agriculture. Those involved with agriculture in and around Maryland should register now for the Department of Agricultural and...

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