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