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Past Field School Events

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

In this 10-part workshop series for beginning farmers, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The featured topics are proven, essential components for ensuring farm profitability. REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
In this 10-part workshop series for beginning farmers, we will explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including vegetable and fruit production. The below topics are proven, essential components for ensuring farm profitability. REGISTER HERE. 
 
The series will be held on Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, in the Health Professions and Athletics Center, Room 139, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Cir Wye Mills, MD 21679. Starting January 24, 2018 and ending on March 28, 2018.
$10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Those who register for the entire course will have access to a course website with supplemental lessons. More farmer, extension, and specialist speakers will be announced on this page as they are confirmed.
 
Questions? Contact Future Harvest CASA Delmarva Program Manager, Niamh Shortt, at niamh@futureharvestcasa.org, 443-880-1247.
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Finding Your Niche: Wholesale for Farms of All Sizes

November 15, 2017, 5-9pm

Is the wholesale marketplace right for you? Join Future Harvest CASA for a panel discussion with both sides of the wholesale relationship.

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00am

Movable Low Tunnel Workshop

November 17, 10am-2pm

Learn to build a low-cost low-tunnel from the tunnel designer herself! Lisa Garfield of Calliope Farm will share design plans, materials lists, cost estimates, and provide a short demonstration of the construction process. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am

This on-farm field day will demonstrate the safe use of a BCS walk-behind tractor, primary tillage, fertilizer application, and cover crop seeding. Farm equipment use will be taught by University of Maryland Extension Senior Agent Chuck Schuster. MidAtlantic Farm Credit and MARBIDCO staff will be on hand to answer questions about farm and farm equipment financing.

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:30am

Vegetable farmers are invited to attend a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) class and on-farm mock audit in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, September 12.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us at Roberts Roost Farm to learn about innovative beginner farmer training and a local food hub! Meet farmers, chefs, and consumers that are some of the top supporters of our locally grown food movement. Registration for this tour is FULL - check out some of our other upcoming events!

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Registration for this tour is FULL! You can still join us for a FREE farm tour on August 28th at our Roberts Roost Farm Tour hosted with Chesapeake Farm to Table. Many of our field days include farm tours, hands on activities, and potlucks - check out all of our upcoming field days here and sign up for our mailing list to receive updates about future events! 

Find more UMD Extension Events, including workshops, webinars, and courses here.

 

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