Spring Series Geared Toward Area Farmers
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (February 20, 2014)
– The 2014 University of Maryland Extension Small Farm Workshop Series at the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore begins on Saturday, March 15, and
concludes on Saturday, April 26. Area farmers and farm enthusiasts
alike are encouraged to register today.
The Series kicks off with the Be Smart
. . . Drench Smart: Small Ruminant Integrated Parasite Management workshop on
Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Maryland Research and
Education Center in Upper Marlboro. Participants will learn about
gastrointestinal parasites that badger sheep and goats as well as anthelmintic
resistance and practices to mitigate or manage parasite burdens. A subsequent workshop will be held in the Food
Science and Technology Building on the UMES campus on Saturday, April 12, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Grafting Tomatoes workshop
scheduled for Saturday, April 5, offers pertinent information for anyone who is
currently growing a variety of tomatoes that are not resistant to air and soil
borne diseases. The workshop includes a
hands-on session at the greenhouse where participants will graft plants to take
home. The workshop is limited to 20, and
preregistration is strongly suggested.
The series culminates with the Growing
High Tunnel Spring Crops workshop on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until
noon. At the Pereyra Farm, located at
6182 Worcester Highway in Newark, Maryland, participants will be taught the
basics of high tunnel systems. To learn
about site preparation, site set-up, pricing, types of crops that can be grown
and financial assistance programs available from USDA, be sure to preregister
for this workshop.
Workshop fees, which cover handout
materials and lunch, are set at $10 per person for the High Tunnel Spring Crops
workshop and at $20 per person for the remaining workshops.
For more information about the 2014
University of Maryland Extension Small Farm Workshop Series or to register
contact Kayla Parmar at 410-651-6070 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, visit www.umes.edu/1890-mce. Anyone in need of special services or accommodations
in order to participate must call one week in advance.
Suzanne Waters Street,
agriculture communications specialist, UMES – University of Maryland Extension,
Click here for Series Brochure