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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...

Central Maryland Farm Bill Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Frederick County Extension Office
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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Marketing Trends Local trends in Table Food Production. Resources in Agriculture. Where are the markets, and how can one get invited to participate.

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Getting a Handle on Soil and Plant Nutrient Needs Everything From Nutrient Management Regulations, Nutrient Sources and Making Sure Plants Receive What They Need in Time. Short term and long term nutrient needs.

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...

Water Reuse For Agriculture: What Growers Need to Know

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
University of Maryland Extension Frederick County
The University of Maryland Extension and CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, & Health will host a half-day workshop for farmers and local officials interested in learning more about using recycled water as an alternative irrigation water source for...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Banking and Loan Options

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Season Extension Technologies How to get the most from the high tunnel. Protecting the tunnel in adverse weather. Prevention of nutrient and salt buildup in the tunnel. Utilizing the tunnel for off season production.

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Ethnic Vegetables What is needed in the local area? What does it take to raise these vegetables? How to market these vegetables?

Howard County's Snow Removal Practices

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
UMD Extension Howard County
Road salt keeps us safe on streets and sidewalks, but it can also pose a threat to waterways and wildlife. Learn about Howard County's snow removal practices with Kris Jagarapu, Chief of Howard County's Bureau of Highways.

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Weeds and Weed Control Save your moisture and your nutrients for the plants you want. What are reasonable options? With more and more weeds coming into the area, and many that are resistant to even the best weed control methods, a review of cultural, cover crops, and exclusion methods of weed...

Gardening for Pollinators

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
UMD Extension Howard County
Learn from Kerry Wixted, Wildlife Education and Outreach Specialist of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, about planting for pollinators. We will cover common groups of Maryland bees, what plants provide good nectars, what plants provide good nurseries for butterflies, and what nest...

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...
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