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Starting a Small, Intensive Farm for Commercial Markets (Baltimore, MD)

In this workshop series, 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.

What: A 10-part training for beginning farmers
When: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, starting January 22, 2019
Where: Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
430 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21212
Cost: $10 per session or $60 for the entire series. 

Sign up HERE!

Logo: Starting a Small Intensive Commercial Farm for Local Markets

 

Do you want to be a farmer?

 

In this workshop series, 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.

What: A 10-part training for beginning farmers
When: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, starting January 22, 2019
Where: Pleasant Hope Baptist Church
430 E Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21212
Cost: $10 per session or $60 for the entire series. Sign up HERE!

5 need-based scholarships are available. To apply please fill out this form: 
https://ume.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_er3uVZd4DfVwj8p 
For best consideration, please apply by January 15, 2019.

 

Course schedule:

  • Jan 22, 2019: Course orientation and farmer panel on starting a farm

  • Jan 29: Mastering Marketing: How do you sell what you grow?

  • Feb 5: Crop rotation and plant diseases

  • Feb 12: Financial management systems of highly successful farmers

  • Feb 19: Soils 101 and interpreting soil test results

  • Feb 26, 2019: Transplant production and crop planning

  • Mar 5: Pest and weed management

  • Mar 12: Food safety: How to keep germs off your crops

  • Mar 19: Integrating livestock into a diversified farm

  • Mar 26: Assessing farmland and beginning farmer panel

  • April 2: Snow date

 

The University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers Equal Access Programs.

Please call the office in advance at 410-856-1850 ext. 123 if you need assistance.

 

 

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church 430 E Belvedere Ave Baltimore, MD 21212