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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...

Harford County Mid-Winter Agronomy Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Deer Creek Overlook at the Harford County 4-H Camp
The annual Harford County Mid-Winter Agronomy Meeting will take place on February 11, 2020 at the Deer Creek Overlook in Street, Maryland. This year's topics include: Weed and Herbicide Update Conservation Leasing: How to Implement Conservation Practices on Lease Acres Industrial Hemp Research...

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...

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...

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...

Central Maryland Farm Bill Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Frederick 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...

2020 Small Flock Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Carroll County Agriculture Center
Join us for a day of learning how to better care for and manage your small flock! Topics will cover subjects including starting a small flock, breeding and egg incubation, regulations flock owners should know, flock health, economics, nutrition, and predator control. Workshop cost is $5 for adults...

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...

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...

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...

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...

4-H Equine Groom Course

Monday, Apr. 6, 2020 - 8:30am to Friday, Apr. 10, 2020 - 3:30pm
Garrison Forest School
University of Maryland Extension with Baltimore County 4-H is offering a program that will educate, train and prepare youth for college/career options in the equine industry. All courses in the program will be led by University of Maryland Extension faculty, as well as industry experts. Baltimore...

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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