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UME Beginning Farmer 101 Course Session 2 (Frederick, MD)

University of Maryland Extension: Beginning Farmer 101 Course 

March 8, 5, 22, and 29, 2018

Thursday evenings 6:30—8:30pm

Frederick County Extension Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, Md

You are invited to participate in the Beginning Farmer 101 Course which will be held on 4 consecutive Thursday evenings in March 2018 from 6:30—8:30 pm. This course is designed for beginning farmers. All classes will be held at the Frederick County Extension Office at 330 Montevue Lane in Frederick. To register for this course , please contact Christina Maroulis-Castro at 301-600-3576 or The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1. Registration is $10.00 for this entire course and will be collected at the first session. Checks should be made payable to Frederick County EAC. 

March 8: Setting Goals and Picking an Enterprise, Kelly Nichols

March 15: Soils, Nutrient Management, & Conservation Planning, Kelly Nichols

March 22: Pasture Integrated Pest Management, Kelly Nichols and Pest Management Strategies in Vegetable Systems, Jerry Brust

March 29: Introduction to Business Planning, Dale Johnson and Risk Management in Your Operation: Using Crop Insurance and Business Entities, Paul Goeringer

Speaker Information
Kelly Nichols is an Ag Agent Associate
with University of Maryland Extension in
Frederick County. She is involved in the
small farm and agronomy Extension
programs for the county.

Jerry Brust is the Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) Vegetable Specialist
with University of Maryland Extension. His
research focuses on pest thresholds,
pesticide application timing, and nutrient

Dale Johnson is a Principal Agent with
University of Maryland Extension. He is
based at the Western Maryland Research
and Education Center. Dale focuses on
farm management and business planning,
financial analysis and planning, and
computer applications.

Paul Goeringer is a Legal Specialist with
the University of Maryland and the Ag Law
Education Initiative. He focuses on risk
management, ag leasing, and legal issues
in estate planning.

For more information about the Frederick County Extension Office, visit our website at

Frederick County Extension Office
330 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702

The University of Maryland Extension programs
are open to all and will not discriminate against
anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability,
religion, ancestry, or natural origin, marital
status, genetic information, political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.

This course is supported by
a Beginning Farmer Success
Grant through the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.