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Preparing for Harmonized GAP: Product Traceability and Getting Recall Ready

Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Online Webinar
Have you taken a basic GAPs course and are ready for the next step in on farm food safety? Are you a Maryland produce farmer pursuing a buyer who requires USDA Harmonized GAP Audits? The Maryland Food Safety Network is here to help with a 1 hour morning webinar series during the months of February...

Small Fruit Gardening - it's Berry Rewarding

Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online seminar
Fourth of 7 workshops in the Backyard Farming Gardening Sessions. This session: Small Fruit Gardening - it's Berry Rewarding Tips, tricks and advice for vegetable gardeners to get the season started. A second presentation of this workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Register at https://go.umd.edu/...

Small Fruit Gardening - it's Berry Rewarding

Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online seminar
Fourth of 7 workshops in the Backyard Farming Gardening Sessions. This session: Small Fruit Gardening - it's Berry Rewarding Tips, tricks and advice for vegetable gardeners to get the season started. A second presentation of this workshop will be held at noon. Register at https://go.umd.edu/getgrow...

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/...

COVID-19 Updates and Resources for the 2021 Season

Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Online Webinar
Have you taken a basic GAPs course and are ready for the next step in on farm food safety? Are you a Maryland produce farmer pursuing a buyer who requires USDA Harmonized GAP Audits? The Maryland Food Safety Network is here to help with a 1 hour morning webinar series during the months of February...

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,...

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

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...

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...

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

Herbs: It's About Thyme

Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online seminar
Sixth of 7 workshops in the Backyard Farming Gardening Sessions. This session: Herbs: It's About Thyme Tips, tricks and advice for vegetable gardeners to get the season started. A second presentation of this workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Register at https://go.umd.edu/getgrow For the complete...

Herbs: It's About Thyme

Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online seminar
Sixth of 7 workshops in the Backyard Farming Gardening Sessions. This session: Herbs: It's About Thyme Tips, tricks and advice for vegetable gardeners to get the season started. A second presentation of this workshop will be held at noon. Register at https://go.umd.edu/getgrow For the complete...

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...

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...

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: What you need to know to grow your own fruit

Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
This webinar will cover information about the types of perennial fruit that can be grown in Maryland including: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, cherries, peaches, plums and pears. We will discuss how much and what kind of management and land preparation is required...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Principles of Biological Control

Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Bugs that eat bugs can be a farmer's ally for protecting crops without resorting to chemical pesticides. This webinar will review some of the biology and ecology of predatory and parasitic insect species that help keep pest insects in check. We will cover the fundamentals of biological control, and...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Basics of Pond Management

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
This webinar will cover the basics of pond ecology and managing ponds for varied uses, irrigation and recreation - swimming or fishing. Algae/aquatic plants and their management and water quality will be presented. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming and...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Principles of Agronomy

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Agronomy is the science and practice of growing plants for food, feed, and fiber. General principles of agronomy include planting, fertility, and pest management decisions and how this may apply across different crops and rotations. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Managing Farm Family Finances

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Farm and family finances often work together to keep the business and family functioning. This session will review strategies you can use to take control of your family finances that will build financial security and resilience. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Smart Phone Videos: Top 10 Tips for Awesome Videos from Your Smart Phone

Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Michele Walfred updates her presentation and covers essential equipment, microphones, lighting and techniques to produce professional-quality videos for your business or outreach. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: h ttps://...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: What is fruit quality and factors that affect it?

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Do you enjoy eating delicious fruits? Fruit Quality determines consumer acceptability and fruit marketability. This session will help you understand what is fruit quality, how can it be measured, what are some of the factors that affect it, and what can be done to improve or maintain it...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Managing Your Finances Resiliently

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Are you feeling stressed about money? Wondering how you can manage the stress and build your financial security. This session will focus on using the farm and farm family resilience worksheet to get organized and take steps to financial wellness. Registration: https://universityofextension...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Wildlife Management on The Farm

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
From deer in crops to biosecurity, wildlife can have a major effect on agriculture. We review a variety of approaches to solving ag-related wildlife problems and improving habitat for healthy wildlife populations. Registration: https://universityofextension.eventbrite.com/ For upcoming and archived...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Helping Farmers to be Good Neighbors

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
As rural areas become more developed it is so important for farmers to be good neighbors. New neighbors may have never been exposed to production agriculture might complain about a farm's noise, pesticide application, odors, dust or a newly constructed farm building. This session will discuss many...
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