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Starting a Small Farm: 5 of 10: Crop planning

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. What: This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. In this class series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a...

Upper Shore Farm Bill Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Calvert Grange Hall
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the University of Maryland Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to host a series of one-day workshops geared towards educating Maryland producers on changes associated with the 2018 Farm Bill. The...

Save the Date: UME Small Flock Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Carroll County
SMALL FLOCK WORKSHOP - CARROLL COUNTY Saturday Morning - February 29, 2020 Join us for seminars on small flock care, visit with vendors, and talk to our experts! Proposed Seminar Topics Include: Breed Characteristics Showing Basic Production (meat and eggs) Biosecurity Predator Control Marketing...

Starting a Small Farm: 6 of 10: Pests, weeds, and diseases

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. What: This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. In this class series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a...

Starting a Small Farm: 7 of 10: Livestock

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. What: This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. In this class series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a...

Harford County: Private Applicator Pesticide Training

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Harford County Extension Office
Training for private pesticide applicators will be given through the Harford County Extension Office on Marych 11. Optional training class for new applicators will be from 9-11 AM, with exam on March 18, 9-11 AM . Cost for the new certification class will be $7, which includes your own copy of the...

Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
Attending a Basic GAP course may be right for you if... You are thinking about pursuing GAP certification for some or all parts of your operation You are interested in developing a good safety plan to increase operational efficiency and build a food safety culture You are looking to learn more...

Starting a Small Farm: 8 of 10: Marketing

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. What: This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. In this class series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a...

Harford County Private Applicator Pesticide Recertification

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Harford County Extension Office
Recertification training will be offered on March 18 from 1-3 PM. Credits will satisfy Maryland continuing education credits (CEUs) necessary to renew your private applicator license. There is no cost for this class, but please register ahead of time. Call the Extension Office (410-638-3255) or e-...

Starting a Small Farm: 9 of 10: Food safety

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. What: This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. In this class series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a...

Harford County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Friday, Mar. 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
Harford County Agricultural Center
Join other 4-H'ers as they prepare to improve on a major life skill through participation in the Harford County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. The categories available to compete in, which are divided by age groups (Junior, Intermediate & Senior), are: prepared speech extemporaneous speech radio...

Starting a Small Farm: 10 of 10: Assessing farmland

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. What: This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. In this class series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a...

4-H Equine Groom Course

Monday, Apr. 6, 2020 - 8:30am to Friday, Apr. 10, 2020 - 3:30pm
Garrison Forest School
University of Maryland Extension with Baltimore County 4-H is offering a program that will educate, train and prepare youth for college/career options in the equine industry. All courses in the program will be led by University of Maryland Extension faculty, as well as industry experts. Baltimore...

Starting a Small Farm: Snow date

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. What: This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. In this class series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a...

4-H Livestock Exhibitor Information Night

Thursday, Apr. 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Harford County Agricultural Center
Please join us for our first Livestock Exhibitor Information Night! This is for all livestock exhibitors, new and returning, from any 4-H club or FFA chapter. Discussion to include: Quality Assurance training Proper feeding techniques Health papers Showmanship techniques Deadlines for ownership...

4-H Meal Appeal Contest

Sunday, May. 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
Rocks 4-H Camp
4-H clubs are encouraged to plan a properly balanced menu based on the MyPlate Guidelines and prepare one dish from the menu for the judges that day. Club members will demonstrate how to prepare the dish as a team. Club members must also include a table setting and centerpiece. For rules and...

Harford County Market Sheep, Swine & Goat Weighing & Tagging

Tuesday, May. 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Harford County Equestrian Center
The mandatory tagging and weigh-in for market sheep, swine and goats and commercial breeding animals will be held at the Equestrian Center (Harford County fairgrounds) May 5-6 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The registration form and ear tag fees are due in the 4-H Office on or before Friday, May 1 by close...

Baltimore County Equine Seminar

Wednesday, May. 6, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Extension Office
Mark your calendar for the 2020 Equine Seminar at the Baltimore County Extension Office on 1114 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville, MD. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30, with the program beginning at 6pm. Registration: $15 per person and includes dinner ; if you have any dietary restrictions, please...

Harford County Market Sheep, Swine & Goat Weighing & Tagging

Wednesday, May. 6, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Harford County Equestrian Center
The mandatory tagging and weigh-in for market sheep, swine and goats and commercial breeding animals will be held at the Equestrian Center (Harford County fairgrounds) May 5-6 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The registration form and ear tag fees are due in the 4-H Office on or before Friday, May 1 by close...
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