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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...

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...

Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Frederick 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...

Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Wicomico 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: 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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Drones as a Scouting Tool

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Drones as a Scouting Tool While drones are often promoted as tools to manage nutrients or spray for pests, their most immediate use is for scouting crops. The biggest hurdle for most farmers may be which drone to purchase and how to fly. Attend this webinar to learn about drone and camera types,...

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Eastern Shore Hospital Center
Is an Advanced GAP Course Right for Me?... If you are currently working with a written food safety plan and are looking for more in-depth guidance to streamline food safety practices and programs on your farm, or If you are interested in pursuing USDA harmonized or Harmonized+ GAP certification… an...

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...

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

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Garrett College
March 5, 2020 8:00AM – 5:00 PM University of Maryland Extension, Garrett County 687 Mosser Rd McHenry, MD 21541 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garrett-county-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-for-fsma-compliance-registration-71105940783 Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to...

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Growing Healthy Soil

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Growing healthy soil This webinar will introduce the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil, and how they interact and affect soil quality and health. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://extension.umd...

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...

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Smart Phone Movies

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Smart Phone Movies Aren’t smart phones amazing! The images and footage from your smart phone are very high quality. But there are a few shortfalls with producing professional quality projects, namely sound. We will review tools and techniques to produce high quality videos from your smart phone...

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Learning From Other's Mistakes: Estate Planning Mistakes and Solutions

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Many families struggle to start developing an estate plan that works to continue the farm on to the next generation. Not properly planning can lead to the loss of a family farm and cause conflicts between family members. This session will discuss the basics in the planning process and provide an...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Health Care in Your Senior Years

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Health Care in Your Senior Years Thinking about your health care plans after retirement or worried about how health care costs play into your retirement. Join us to discuss Medicare and other insurance options when you turn 65. Additional information will be shared about estimating health care...

Grow It Eat It 2020 Spring Open House

Saturday, May. 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about all things edible at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event on May 2, 2020, from 10 am-4 pm! Entry to the event is free. Fees charged as noted for some workshops and children's programs. The Master Gardener...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Got Milk? Are Dairy Goats a Good Fit For Your Farm?

Wednesday, May. 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Got Milk? Are Dairy Goats a Good Fit For Your Farm? Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of adding dairy breeds to existing goat herds as well as the basics of choosing the right breed and how to milk. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming and archived...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Are Your Products Retail Ready? Looks Count!

Wednesday, May. 27, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Are Your Products Retail Ready? Looks Count! We buy things with our eyes. How your product is presented can make a powerful statement as to its quality, value, and sales potential. Learn about packing, labeling, retail point of sale material, how to write a sales magnet to promote your product and...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Invasive Insects: Impacts In Agriculture

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Invasive Insects: Impacts In Agriculture Insects can cause serious damage by feeding on crops, and insect species that have been introduced from other countries can often cause the most serious economic damage. This webinar will cover some of the basic biology and ecology of invasive species and...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture: Water Testing Basics and Understanding Water Test Results

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Water Testing Basics and Understanding Water Test Results Water tests can help homeowners and farmers better understand how safe their water sources are for different uses. Tune into this webinar to learn how water samples are collected, tested, and how to interpret water test results. Registration...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Designing a Successful Pasture and Grazing System

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Designing a Successful Pasture and Grazing System A well-managed pasture is one of the most cost-effective and high value feeds that can be produced. Not sure where to begin? This webinar will provide an overview of different grazing systems and will discuss essential considerations like layout,...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Beef Basics: Things to Consider Before Starting Your Small Herd

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Beef Basics: Things to Consider Before Starting your Small Herd This webinar will address key areas that need to be considered before starting a small beef herd. Emphasis for this talk will be on defining of end-product goals and using those goals to drive animal management decisions. This talk...

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