Tomato grafting workshop at UMES for anyone who grows tomatoes

PRINCESS ANNE – Tomato grafting is the focus of a March 10 workshop at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The hands-on, informative class is limited to the first 20 registrants and will be held in the Agricultural Research Building on campus. Anyone who grows tomatoes that are not resistant to air- and soil-borne diseases […]

Workshop at UMES to aid farmers in completing applications to grow value-added products

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – A value-added grant workshop is reserved for producers considering expansion of a farm business by generating new value-added agricultural products or by creating and expanding market opportunities for existing products.  The event is slated for Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center on […]

Parasite management in small ruminants topic of workshop at UMES swine facility

PRINCESS ANNE — A “Be Smart . . . Drench Smart” Small Ruminant Integrated Parasite Management workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, at the swine facility on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.   Beginning at 9 a.m., Dr. E. Nelson Escobar will provide instruction involving the use of the FAMACHA© […]

UMES Celebrates Opening of Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development

PRINCESS ANNE — A new center on the UMES campus has a vision to bridge the gap between agriculture and applied economics to benefit the agriculture community on the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond. In honor of its launch, the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will host a symposium Wednesday, Oct. 12 to discuss key […]

Workshop in year-round rotational grazing, new forages topic of UMES workshop

PRINCESS ANNE — Year-round rotational grazing and new forages is the focus of an upcoming workshop at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Wednesday, Sept. 7. An all-day session begins at 9 a.m. in the Center for Food Science and Technology on the campus. An evening session starts at 5:30. Presenters will help participants put […]

Explore new farm income during UMES-sponsored overnight trip to Virginia farming operations

PRINCESS ANNE — A select number of innovative and successful small farm operations in Northern and Central Virginia have been identified for inclusion in the 2016 “Explore New Farm Income Opportunities” bus tour. The two-day excursion, beginning Monday, Aug. 8, is presented by the UMES Small Farm Outreach Initiative and includes an overnight stay, educational […]