November UME Workshops

Don’t miss out on these GREAT November Events! Nov. 6th the estate planning workshop will offer a unique program with a panel of experts including an attorney and CPA to answer your questions. November 7th is a greenhouse conference that will provide production information and offer pesticide and NM credits!

November 6 – Farm Estate Planning Workshop
November 7 – Greenhouse Conference
November 8 – Poultry Farm Management for New & Existing Growers
November 8 and 9 – 2013 Small Farm Conference, UMES
November 13 – Private Pesticide license Review, Cecil County
November 14 – Ag Leasing/ Ag Mitigation Workshop Cecil County or December 3 – Chesapeake College
November 19 – Food For Profit, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills


November 6
Farm Estate Planning Workshop
Cost: $10 per person and includes lunch and materials
Date: Wednesday, November 6th
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Program
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD
Higher Education Center Room 110

To register go to

For further information contact 410-758-0166 or email
November 7
Greenhouse conference
You’ve worked hard to build your assets—your farm, home, personal property— and to provide a level of financial security for your loved ones. Doesn’t it make sense to work just as hard to protect them in the event something should happen to you?

Come learn how to start that all important line of communication, with resources that will help you along the way. A highlight of this workshop will include an in-depth panel discussion on “best practices” to preserve your life’s holdings, ensure their efficient transfer to your beneficiaries and meet family objectives. Attendees will learn: Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorneys – What they do- and don’t do; When to update?, How to protect your assets from death taxes and nursing home care costs, Your options for paying for home care and assisted living care, Keeping the peace: Ideas for reducing conflict among family members, What is new with the IRS- reducing tax liability, Special issues unique to farmland and farming businesses, What you can start doing now to prepare for the possibility of your death or disability. Speakers include University of Maryland Extension, a Certified Public Account (CPA) and a Lawyer that specializes in farm estate planning here locally and a Lawyer specializing in agriculture law.
A Greenhouse Production Conference has been scheduled for anyone interested in starting a greenhouse to experienced greenhouse operators. The conference is ssponsored by the University of Maryland Extension and Maryland Greenhouse Growers Association.

The workshop will be held on Thursday November 7th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at Chesapeake College Higher Education Center EC110. Topics will include: Business Strategies, Calibrating Your Fertilizer Injector, Greenhouse Diseases, Biological and Chemical Control Aphids and Thrips, Fertility, Combo Baskets, Vegetable Transplants, Organic Transplants and other new crops.

These sessions will be taught by University specialists, educators, scouts and experts from the field. Maryland Pesticide and Nutrient Management
Credits will be available at this conference. Registration fee $25 per person. This fee includes the workshop materials, continental breakfast and lunch.
For more information or to register contact the Talbot County Extension Office at 410-822-1244 or Registration is due by November 1st and can be done online at

November 8
Poultry Farm Management for New & Existing Growers
The University of Maryland Extension has created a one-day workshop for new and existing poultry farmers on Delmarva focusing on poultry farm management. With today’s environment it is important to learn about the many aspects of poultry farm management.
The topics that will be addressed are farm management, site management and maintenance, best management practices, mortality, manure handling, litter management, windbreaks/vegetative environmental buffers, financial/recordkeeping, concentrated animal feeding operation regulations, nutrient management, comprehensive nutrient management plans, inspections and emergency preparedness. We will also share all the information in a binder to take back to the farm for future reference. Certificate of completion will be awarded to each participant.
Date: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Wicomico Extension Office, 28647 Old Quantico Rd., Salisbury, MD 21801
Time: 8:00 am to 3:30pm.
To register: Or call Sheila Shorter at 410-758-0166
This workshop is open to all. If you need special assistance, please register two weeks before the date. Registration cost of $30 includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Please register by Nov. 4, 2013. For more information, call or email Jenny Rhodes,, 410-758-0166 or Jon Moyle,, 410-742-1178.



November 8 and 9
2013 Small Farm Conference – University of Maryland Eastern Shore,
Princess Anne MD

November 13th 5pm – 6:30 pm
Private Pesticide license Review
Cecil County Administrative Building, Suite 1500, 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921
No Fee
Registration required: 410-996-5280 ask for Patty or Doris
November 14th 9 am – 3 pm
Ag Leasing/ Ag Mitigation Workshop
Cecil County Administration Building, Elk Room, 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921
Ag Leasing & Right to Farm Workshops

Farm lease agreements are an important and common topic among farmers and landowners. As Maryland urbanizes, farmland becomes more competitive and land transfers to the next generation there is an increasing need for resources and materials regarding written lease agreements and Maryland’s real property law.

This workshop will provide considerations for written leases, agriculture law information, property rights and sample leasing documents.

Registration fee $10 per person. This fee includes the workshop materials, continental breakfast and lunch.



November 14 – Cecil County Extension Office, 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton,
MD Elk Room
8:30 a.m. Registration 9 a.m. – 3p.m.

December 3 – Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD Higher Education Center,
Room 110
8:30 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register online at
For more information or to register contact the Cecil County Extension 410-996-5280 or Queen Anne’s County Extension at 410-758-0166
Registration is due Nov 8th for the Cecil County workshop and November 28th for the Chesapeake College workshop

November 19
Food For Profit
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
Do you. . . make a specialty food item that friends and family often request? Have additional produce from your garden that could be made into a value- added food product? Envision marketing your family recipes? Desire to generate more household income? Dream of owning a food business? If so, Food for Profit will help you put all the pieces together for your food business!
More information or to register contact or call 410-822-1244.

November 19-21
MidAtlantic Crop School
Ocean City, MD
Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification. November 19, 2013. Snow Hill Lions Club. 6-8pm Pesticide Recert. 410-632-1972. Followed by Nutrient Voucher