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Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
January 27, 2021 - Agricultural Enterprises: It’s not all in ground production. What options are available for starting something different? Soilless production, small livestock, other methods of being in agriculture. https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/agriculture/small-farm-program

2021 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Day

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Commercial Vegetable Growers are invited to the 2021 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Due to COVID-19, we will be offering winter meetings online via Zoom or you may watch the recorded webinars at a later date. This meeting serves as Recertification for...

Construyendo Suelos Saludables

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 - 12:00am to 1:00pm
ZOOM
Due to COVID-19 restrictions Montgomery County Master Gardeners are not able to hold our annual Spring Conference and Grow It Eat It event in person this year. Instead, the MCMG Speakers Group and GIEI have joined together to create a free Speaker Series on ZOOM, presented from January through June...

Building Healthy Soil

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
ZOOM
Due to COVID-19 restrictions Montgomery County Master Gardeners are not able to hold our annual Spring Conference and Grow It Eat It event in person this year. Instead, the MCMG Speakers Group and GIEI have joined together to create a free Speaker Series on ZOOM, presented from January through June...

Urban Farmer Winter Meeting: Day 2

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Online
It is a tradition in Extension to bring farmers together in the winter to learn about the latest research, earn continuing education units for their certifications, and socialize with their peers. This year, we are offering our annual winter farmer meetings online: https://extension.umd.edu/...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
February 3, 2021 - Soil and Soil Health: Promoting high quality soil that helps grow crops is essential. Learning how to preserve soil and promote soil health will be the highlight of this evening’s program. Cover crops, soil health indicators, and how to improve soil health. https://extension.umd...

Maryland Beginning Farmer Success Course

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 - 6:30pm
Online course
The Maryland Beginning Farmer Success Course is a ten-week, non-credit, introduction to the foundational topics an aspiring farmer in Maryland should know. Topics covered will include business planning, marketing, crop production, livestock husbandry, soil health, pestmanagement, food safety, and...

Virtual Fruit Grower Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Online (If not able to join online or on your phone, please contact your local ag agent)
Winter Virtual Fruit Grower Meeting Bay Area Fruit Meeting Wednesday, February 10 | 8am-Noon Registration: https://go.umd.edu/FruitVegFeb10 8:00am Legalities of Direct Farm Marketing Specialty Crops Sarah Everhart, Legal Specialist University of Maryland 8:30am Insect Control Update Kelly Hamby,...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
February 10, 2021 - Laws and Regulations for Agriculture. Understanding how to manage local regulations: Food Safety Modernization Act basics, labor laws, minimum wage regulations. Different methods of getting the work done. https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/agriculture/small-farm-program

All This Rain – Does It Harm My Septic System?

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
THIS IS A WEBINAR EVENT
University of Maryland Extension will be hosting monthly webinars on various water quality related topics. Join Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist, as he dives into water topics that affect us all. These webinars will take place via Zoom on the dates shown below, each from 12 noon until 12:40,...

Virtual Agronomy Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Online (If not able to join online or on your phone, please contact your local ag agent)
Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting Thursday, February 17, 2021 Registration: https://go.umd.edu/AgronFeb17 4:00pm Herbicide and Weed Update Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems University of Maryland Extension 4:30pm Bt Traits in Corn Alan Leslie, Agent, Agriculture...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
February 17, 2021 - Marketing Trends: Local trends in Table Food Production. Resources in Agriculture. Where are the markets, and how one can get invited to participate? What can you do with your products after you raise them? https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/agriculture/small-farm-...

The Legal Side of Direct Marketing Your Specialty Crops: Liabilities, Contracting, and Taking it Online

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Webinar
In recent years, and most recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural direct marketing has seen a resurgence in popularity as customers seek out more locally produced fresh foods. According to the 2017 USDA Ag Census, the value of food sold directly from Maryland farms to consumers doubled...

Urban Nutrient Management Recertification Program

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Virtual Zoom
2 hour Urban Nutrient Management seminar to provide 2 continuing edcuation credits (CEU's). You must be registered to receive your CEU's.

The Legal Side of Direct Marketing Your Specialty Crops: Liabilities, Contracting, and Taking it Online

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Webinar
In recent years, and most recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural direct marketing has seen a resurgence in popularity as customers seek out more locally produced fresh foods. According to the 2017 USDA Ag Census, the value of food sold directly from Maryland farms to consumers doubled...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
February 24, 2021 - 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. https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/agriculture/small-farm...

Virtual Agronomy Meeting

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Online (If not able to join online or on your phone, please contact your local ag agent)
Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting Thursday, February 26, 2021 Registration: https://go.umd.edu/AgronFeb26 8:00am Herbicide and Weed Update Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems University of Maryland Extension 8:30am Pesticide Litigation Update Paul Goeringer,...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
March 3, 2021 - Banking and Loan Options: Funding sources for a new agricultural enterprise might seem difficult. A review of different options that exist including MARBIDCO, USDA FSA, the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture, the Farm Credit System and local banks. https://extension.umd.edu/...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
March 10, 2021 - Ethnic Vegetables: What is needed in the local area? What does it take to raise these vegetables? How to market these vegetables? https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/agriculture/small-farm-program

Pond Management Basics

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
THIS IS A WEBINAR EVENT
University of Maryland Extension will be hosting monthly webinars on various water quality related topics. Join Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist, as he dives into water topics that affect us all. These webinars will take place via Zoom on the dates shown below, each from 12 noon until 12:40,...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
March 17, 2021 - 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...

Urban Nutrient Management Recertification Program

Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Virtual Zoom
2 hour Urban Nutrient Management seminar to provide 2 continuing edcuation credits (CEU's). You must be registered to receive your CEU's.

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
March 24, 2021 - Livestock Production: A review of opportunities with small ruminants, and larger livestock in an agriculture enterprise. https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/agriculture/small-farm-program

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Zoom
March 31, 2021 - Season Extension: The use of high tunnels to extend the growing season, how do they work, what can be raised, and do they really work. https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/agriculture/small-farm-program

Water Gardens and Management

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
THIS IS A WEBINAR EVENT
University of Maryland Extension will be hosting monthly webinars on various water quality related topics. Join Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist, as he dives into water topics that affect us all. These webinars will take place via Zoom on the dates shown below, each from 12 noon until 12:40,...

Urban Nutrient Management Recertification Program

Monday, May. 10, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Virtual Zoom
2 hour Urban Nutrient Management seminar to provide 2 continuing edcuation credits (CEU's). You must be registered to receive your CEU's.

Upgrading to Best Available Technology (BAT) Septic System

Wednesday, May. 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
THIS IS A WEBINAR EVENT
University of Maryland Extension will be hosting monthly webinars on various water quality related topics. Join Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist, as he dives into water topics that affect us all. These webinars will take place via Zoom on the dates shown below, each from 12 noon until 12:40,...

Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC’s)

Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
THIS IS A WEBINAR EVENT
University of Maryland Extension will be hosting monthly webinars on various water quality related topics. Join Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist, as he dives into water topics that affect us all. These webinars will take place via Zoom on the dates shown below, each from 12 noon until 12:40,...

Prolonging the Life of Your Septic System

Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
THIS IS A WEBINAR EVENT
University of Maryland Extension will be hosting monthly webinars on various water quality related topics. Join Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist, as he dives into water topics that affect us all. These webinars will take place via Zoom on the dates shown below, each from 12 noon until 12:40,...
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