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2020 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Friendly Farms Restaurant
Commercial Vegetable Growers are invited to the 2020 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020. TO register go to https://vgd2020.eventbrite.com Many topics will be covered in connection with vegetable growing in Maryland. This meeting will serve as recertification...

Food Safety Training For FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance-Harford County

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Harford County
January 24, 2020 8:00AM – 5:00 PM University of Maryland Extension, Harford County 3525 Conowingo Rd Street, MD 21154 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harford-county-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-for-fsma-compliance-registration-71104965867 Who should attend? Farmers who... Need...

3rd Annual Urban Farmer Winter Meeting

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Baltimore, MD
Come socialize and network with other urban farmers and growers for this professional development training. About this Event UMD Extension and Farm Alliance of Baltimore invite you to the 3rd Annual Urban Farmer Winter Meeting. Come socialize and network with other urban farmers and growers while...

Starting a Small Farm: 1 of 10: Farmer Panel

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 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...

Investing in your Farm’s Future - Carroll County

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Carroll County Extension Office
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) and the University of Maryland Extension to host a series of one-day farm succession workshops around Maryland. As of 2017, the average age of principal farm...

Frederick County 2020 Commercial Pesticide Conference

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Frederick Co 4-H Camp & Activities Center
2020 Maryland Agricultural Pesticide Conference, an educational program conducted by the University of Maryland Extension for custom pesticide applicators, dealers, distributors, sales representatives, growers, agency representatives and Extension workers. The Maryland Department of Agriculture...

Starting a Small Farm: 2 of 10: Financial management

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 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...

Food Safety Training For FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance-Montgomery County

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County
February 6, 2020 8:00AM – 5:00 PM University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County 18410 Muncaster Rd Derwood, MD 20855 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/montgomery-county-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-for-fsma-compliance-registration-71106183509 Who should attend? Farmers who...

Starting a Small Farm: 3 of 10: Soils

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 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...

Maryland 4-H Winter STEM Camp 2020

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 (All day) to Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 (All day)
Frederick County 4-H Camp & Activities Center, Inc.
Chill Out at 4-H Residential Winter Camp! Drop of 2/14 at 6:30pm, Pick up 2/17 at 11:00am The 4-H Residential Winter Camp features a wide variety of activities including but not limited to: Arts & Crafts Leadership Skills Nature Education Team Building Robotics/Coding Community service In...

Northern Maryland Farm Bill Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Baltimore 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...

Starting a Small Farm: 4 of 10: Transplant production

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 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...

Annie's Project- Northern Maryland

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Farm Management Classes for Women Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is women with a passion for business, agriculture and involvement...

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...

Annie's Project- Northern Maryland

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Farm Management Classes for Women Annie’s Project is a 6-week course that focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is women with a passion for business,...

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...

Annie's Project- Northern Maryland

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Farm Management Classes for Women Annie’s Project is a 6-week course that focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is women with a passion for business,...

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...

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-...

Annie's Project- Northern Maryland

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Farm Management Classes for Women Annie’s Project is a 6-week course that focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is women with a passion for business,...

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...

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...

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...
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