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Virtual Agronomy Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21, 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, January 21, 2021 Registration: https://go.umd.edu/AgronJan21 8:00am Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Maryland Grain Crops Aditi Dubey, Ph.D. Student, Entomology University of Maryland College Park 8:30am Weed Management Update Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Drying Foods Safely

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Dried foods are tasty, nutritious, lightweight, and easy to prepare and carry. Attend this workshop and learn about the different methods for drying foods safely, what to consider when drying foods, and what foods dry best. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming...

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...

Grain Marketing and Timely Ag Issues

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Join Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, from Queen Anne's County to discuss grain marketing and timely agricultural issues. To register: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdO6qqTkiE9PKUEzGbO5ebQHwvR5h9MJL

Annual Meeting of LEAD Maryland Foundation; Regular Meeting to Follow

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 - 12:45pm to 3:45pm
Zoom
The LEAD Maryland Foundation's Annual Meeting will be held with the Regular Quarterly Board Meeting to immeidately follow. Director elections will take place during the Annual Meeting, and officer elections will take place at the Regular Meeting. The board will also complete normal board business...

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,...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Cover Crop Mixtures

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
This webinar will discuss how and why to choose species of a cover crop mix and tools for deciding species and seeding rates. Topics discussed will also include how different cover crop species express themselves in a mix, fall vs spring growth, the importance of seeding date, and other management...

2021 MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Conference

Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 - 8:00am to 11:30am
Online
The MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Conference will celebrate 20 years in 2021. And while we cannot celebrate together we did not want to miss an opportunity to meet. The conference will be held through the zoom platform on Friday February 12, 2021 from 8:00am to 11:30am. We are excited to...

Virtual Basic Good Agricultural Practices Class

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 - 8:15am to Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online
This class is for produce growers interested in MDA Good Agricultural Practices certification and want help writing their food safety plans. About this Event Attending A Basic GAP Course May Be Right for You If... • You grow fruits or vegetables and are interested in developing a good safety plan...

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...

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...

LEAD Maryland Class XI Seminar

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 (All day)
Zoom
LEAD Maryland Class XI Fellows will meet during this time for sessions presented via Zoom. (The 3-day seminar to be held in Washington DC is postponed.) (Updated 12-1-20)

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Planning for Retirement

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
After attending this program you’ll better understand your income and savings needs as you plan for retirement. We’ll also review some saving options and provide some strategies for late savers Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming and archived webinars please...

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,...

Grain Marketing and Timely Ag Issues

Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Join Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, from Queen Anne's County to discuss grain marketing and timely agricultural issues. To register: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdO6qqTkiE9PKUEzGbO5ebQHwvR5h9MJL

How to Write a Nutrient Management Plan: Session 2- 2021 (Online Multi-day series)

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Online (Zoom, WebEx, or Similar)
COURSE DESCRIPTION Participants will learn how to write a nutrient management plan from beginning to end and how to use NuMan Pro nutrient management planning software. Principles will be discussed via live webinar (Zoom, WebEx or similar) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Video guidance for NuMan...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Cultivating Conversation: Understanding Opportunities to Access Federal Conservation Programs

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Those new to farming or farmland ownership may not be familiar with federal conservation programs, how best management practices (BMPs) fit into their operation, the process for applying to programs, and program expectations. This webinar will increase knowledge of federal conservation programs,...

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,...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Getting the most out of your High Tunnel- Best Management Practices

Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
High tunnels, also called hoop houses, are temporary structures made of metal poles and flexible plastic. They are used to extend the growing season in early spring and late fall, and to grow some specialty crops that prefer a hot and dry environment. In the past decade, farmers have built many...

Grain Marketing and Timely Ag Issues

Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Join Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, from Queen Anne's County to discuss grain marketing and timely agricultural issues. To register: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdO6qqTkiE9PKUEzGbO5ebQHwvR5h9MJL

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Capture the Flavor- Herbs and Spices

Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Learn the health benefits of cooking with herbs and spices, how herbs and spices are processed for safety, best practices for storing them, and how to use these plants to flavor meals like a pro! Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming and archived webinars please...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Does your deworming program need a tune-up? Best Practices for Deworming Cattle

Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Management of intestinal parasites is an important component of any livestock operation. Choosing the right drug, selecting the right animals, and applying dewormer at the most opportune time are critical to maintaining an economical and effective deworming program. This talk will provide an...

Grain Marketing and Timely Ag Issues

Tuesday, May. 4, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Join Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, from Queen Anne's County to discuss grain marketing and timely agricultural issues. To register: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdO6qqTkiE9PKUEzGbO5ebQHwvR5h9MJL

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Estate Planning

Wednesday, May. 12, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Confused on how to start your family's estate plan? Or how to pass the farm on to the generation? This session will go over the basics of estate and succession planning. Come and ask questions to figure out how to get started. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Health Insurance Options for Farmers

Wednesday, May. 26, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
This session will help build your confidence in understanding what you need to know about health care and health care costs so you can make the right choice regarding your health insurance. We’ll review options, identify items to consider when selecting insurance and learn where to go for...

Application opens June 1, 2021 for the next LEAD Maryland Fellowship Class

Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021 (All day)
LEAD Maryland
Applications for the next LEAD Maryland Fellowship Program cohort, Class XII, will be accepted June 1 through October 1, 2021, for class participation in 2022-23.

Grain Marketing and Timely Ag Issues

Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Online
Join Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, from Queen Anne's County to discuss grain marketing and timely agricultural issues. To register: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdO6qqTkiE9PKUEzGbO5ebQHwvR5h9MJL

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Tips for Successful Family Meetings

Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Effective family communication is a cornerstone of farm business stability. Given that farm operations are often a mix of family and business relationships, farm families face additional challenges in practicing effective interpersonal communication. This webinar will provide the tools that all...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Forage Sampling and Forage Analysis Interpretation

Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Forage sampling and analysis is an essential component in any livestock feeding program. This webinar will cover forage testing from sampling to analysis interpretation, with discussion on proper forage sampling techniques, the forage analysis process, and what to look for in a forage analysis...

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