26
Jul

Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Urban Farming Work Group Meeting

August 24, 2021 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Attention urban farmers and those interested in urban farming, the Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County and Baltimore City Extension faculty are starting an urban agriculture working group initiative for the area. The First Meeting of the Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Urban Farming Work Group will be held on August 24, 2021. We will begin the day by meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the Anne Arundel County Extension Office (directions) for introductions. At 10:20 we will travel to the Gambrills Flower Farm for a tour of the operation. Then reconvene at the Anne Arundel Extension Office for lunch.  From 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. we will form the Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Urban Farming Work Group with our first task of holding a brainstorming session to develop an urban farming initiative. The work group working with Extension faculty will lead the urban farming initiative, by planning educational workshops to assist urban farmers in topics such as business planning, land access and zoning regulations, IPM, machinery and production technologies for vegetables, fruits, livestock and high value specialty crops. The meeting is free, but registration is required. Please share this information to urban farmers and interested parties that you know. To register: Click Here To see the latest Ag News: Click Here
July 26, 2021 / Uncategorized / Keli Kirby / Permalink
28
Jun

CLEAR30 Pilot Program

The Clean Lakes, Estuaries, And Rivers initiative offers 30-year contracts through its CLEAR30 pilot. FSA introduced this pilot in 2020, originally focused on 12 states in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay watershed. For 2021, CLEAR30 is now available nationwide. A sample of practices offered in the CLEAR30 pilot include: (CP37) Duck Nesting Habitat, (CP23) Wetland Restoration, (CP31) Bottomland Timber Establishment on Wetlands, (CP22) Riparian Buffer, etc. MDA will be releasing a press release soon announcing a one-time bonus payment of $1000/acre for all approved CLEAR30 contracts, excluding grass waterways and contour strips.  Sign-up for the program with USDA is through August 6.  For more details go to: CLEAR30
June 28, 2021 / Program / Keli Kirby / Permalink
20
May

Crops Twilight Barbecue & Ice Cream Social

August 4, 2021 from 4:00 to 9:00   You are invited to a Field Crops Research Twilight, Barbecue and Ice Cream Social at the Central Maryland Research & Education Center, 2005 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. A barbecue dinner will be served at 4:00 pm followed by homemade ice cream prior to the evening tour. University of Maryland Extension Educators and Specialist will showcase their field crop, vegetable and fruit research plots. The event is free but a reserved meal ticket is required. For More Information To Register
May 20, 2021 / Education, Event / Keli Kirby / Permalink
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