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Position Announcement - Extension Educator, FCS

Extension - Mon, 2018-06-25 16:50

Currently seeking a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with the University of Maryland Extension - serving Calvert County. 

Full-time, 12-month. tenure-track faculty position.

Master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred. 

For more information, and to apply on-line, visit - https://ejobs.umd.edu/(Position 103388).

Closing date: July 13, 2018 or until acceptable candidate is identified.

EEO/AA.

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Teabow Farms, Inc. to Host Breakfast on the Farm Alongside University Of Maryland Extension

Extension - Wed, 2018-05-23 10:51

The public is invited to learn about the importance of local agriculture and the journey of food from the farm to the table at the University of Maryland Extension (UME) and Department of Animal and Avian Sciences' first-ever Breakfast on the Farm event, hosted by Teabow Farms at 9 a.m. on June 30, 2018 at 10201 Glade Road, Walkersville, Md., a free educational event encouraging people to visit a working farm and meet a family of local dairy farmers.

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The Rising Tidewater

Extension - Wed, 2018-05-16 16:36

Landscape Architecture Magazine featured the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals Certification Program and Wetlands Watch in its December 2017 issue. Read about it here:

/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/watershed/files/LAM Dec 2017.pdf

Article is shared with permission. Brett Anderson, Author. Photography by Sahar Coston-Hardy. 

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University Receives Grant to Support Maryland Farmers with Farm Transition Planning

Extension - Tue, 2018-05-15 16:34

College Park, MD – USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Northeast Risk Management Education Center recently awarded a grant of over $42,000 to University of Maryland College Park’s Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to fund estate and transition planning resources for Maryland family farmers.

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Ribbon Cutting At Harford County Extension Office

Extension - Mon, 2018-05-14 13:32

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman welcomed area officials on Saturday, May 5 for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Harford County’s new Agricultural Center located at 3525 Conowingo Road in Street.

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Progressive Clovers Achievement Program

Extension - Wed, 2018-04-25 16:01

The Progressive Clovers 4-H Club held their Achievement program on April 9th. We recognized the following members for doing unit completions:

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Tier Group Assignment and Implementation

Extension - Wed, 2018-04-25 16:01

The 2015 update to Maryland’s Agricultural Nutrient Management regulations  introduced a multi‐year process for farmers with high phosphorus soils to transition  from the Phosphorus Site Index to the Phosphorus Management tool. This was done  by sorting operations into “tier groups.” This document will help nutrient management advisors and certified operators understand this process:

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4-H Agent Associate Positions

Extension - Wed, 2018-04-25 13:01

These positions are full-time 12-month term appointments. The Agent Associate – 4-H Youth Development is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating specific components of the Carroll County 4-H program which targets the needs and interests of a diverse target audience of youth ages 5-18 as well as adult volunteers. The Agent Associate will function as an active member of the Carroll County 4-H team working under the direction of the State 4-H Program Leader and Area Extension Director with local programming leadership from the county tenure-track 4-H Educator.

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Dr Virginia Brown

Extension - Mon, 2018-04-23 15:59
Congratulations to Dr. Virginia Brown, FCS Educator in Carroll County.  She was asked to be part of a Capital Hill Briefing on the importance of health insurance literacy education.
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Carrollton 4-H Club Welcomes Spring

Extension - Mon, 2018-04-16 09:45

Members of Carrollton 4-H Club always look forward to the April club meeting. Not only were members excited about the meeting being held in a huge old wooden barn but it also signified the end of winter and the start of new animal projects. The family of Avery Dull graciously hosted the meeting on their Westminster farm. Members discussed their livestock projects and all of the evening's demonstrations and activities revolved around life on the farm.
This year, five members gave livestock demonstrations:

Avery Dull - "From Show Calf to Breeding Cow"

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Carrollton 4-H Club Readies for Rocket Launch

Extension - Mon, 2018-04-16 09:45

On Saturday, April 14th, seven members of the Carrollton 4-H Club met for a Rocket Workshop. The workshop, led by senior member Nick Jones, was designed to teach younger members how to build a rocket for the fair and what to expect on launch day. Each participant built an Estes "Wizard" model rocket that was launch- ready except for paint. Club members look forward to the rocket launch in July where they compete for awards in craftsmanship, altitude, and spot landing accuracy.

Left to Right:

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Twilight Tour & Tasting – June 13

Extension - Mon, 2018-04-09 12:33

University of Maryland Extension will host its 4th Twilight Tour & Tasting, June 13, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center and Western Maryland Research & Education Center.

The event is open to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to sample lamb and goat dishes and cheese made from sheep and goat milk. They can join in a wine tasting/pairing
demonstration.

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Deer Park and Together We Own It

Extension - Fri, 2018-03-23 09:05

Top Row (L to R): Ryan Schooley, Rebecca Guldan, Olivia Wareham, Ava Thomas, Layla Kaplan, Max Kurth-Ford, Makenna Steele, Mackenzi Green, Faith Mohr, Celee Montgomery, Anna Laur, Gwyn Montgomery, Elena Castonguay, Violet Bowman, Addison Ruth, Claire Newman, Virginia Burns, Payton Steele, Katie Kirby (Director, Together We Own It)

Third Row (L to R): David Amonick, Lyla Montgomery, Josh Laur, Keira Meagher, Claire Welch, Julie Satterfield, Ashtyn Logue, Kaitlyn O’Connor, Lizzie Burns, Kira Rill, Kiley Kelly, Maddy Stewart, Coralie Sellman

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Proceedings available on a Flash Drive

Extension - Thu, 2018-03-01 10:27

Proceedings from the Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference All Worms All Day are now available on a flash drive. The conference was held December 9, 2017, at Delaware State University. Speakers were members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). All topics pertained to internal parasites (worms).

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2018 Grow It Eat It Spring Open House

Extension - Tue, 2018-02-27 13:24
Grow It Eat It Spring Open House

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 · 12pm-4pm (with some programs starting earlier)

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Allegany County 4-H Volunteer Recognized

Extension - Thu, 2018-02-22 13:16

Portia Blank, a club leader with the Mountain View 4-H Club in Mt. Savage, was recently recognized with the Maryland 4-H Alumni award at the annual Maryland 4-H Gala at Martin’s West in Baltimore.  In addition to being a 4-H alumni herself, Blank has served as a 4-H adult volunteer for 27 years.  Among her accomplishments as club leader, she has successfully forged a partnership with Evergreen Heritage Center allowing club members to create a garden space and grow produce to harvest and sell at their own 4-H Farm Stand.

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Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

Extension - Thu, 2018-02-22 13:16

The Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon will be held Sunday, May 6 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The Festival is always held the first full weekend in May. It is held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. Parking is free, but there is a small fee to attend the Festival.


Skillathon registration will begin at 8 a.m. The contest will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Lunch (pizza and sodas) will be provided.

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