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Jesse Ketterman and Maria Pippidis
Who’s Going to Take Over the Farm Operations?
This session will review key skills needed to manage the operation and identify strategies for teaching others to take over – eventually.
Introduction to Insecticides
Insecticides are an integral part of pest management in modern agriculture, but are also commonly the focus of public scrutiny over human health and environmental safety concerns. This seminar will broadly cover the history of the development of different major types of insecticides, and highlight the trends in insecticide technology and use through time. We will cover how the major groups of insecticides kill insect pests, and what potential risks they each carry for human and environmental health.
Caring for Your Drinking Water Well and Quality
You are what you drink, so knowing about your drinking water is important for your health. This webinar will help get you familiar with your drinking well, how to protect it and also what to look for in water quality. Included will be the common contaminants to test for, how to test, what the results mean and whether treatment in recommended. Treatment systems will also be discussed.
Considerations for Selecting and Purchasing Hay
Many livestock owners rely on purchased hay to feed their animals during certain times of the year. When it comes to hay selection and purchase decisions, there are several important factors to consider, including bale type/size, affordability, and hay quality and quantity. This webinar will discuss what to look for, how to determine if hay is appropriate, and how to determine how much hay is needed.
Beverly Ann Jackey and Shauna Henley
Traditional cleaning products contain chemicals that can be harmful to humans, animals, and your home environment. Learn how to make ‘green’ cleaning products by using safe ingredients in your home and save money too. Recipes included in this presentation.
Erika Crowl and Andy Kness
Aerial Cover Crop Seeding via Drones
When Self-Help Isn't Enough
This presentation is designed to reduce avoidable delays in receiving appropriate mental health care. In this session that is tailored for members of the agricultural community, participants will learn to identify and address the internal roadblocks one may experience when making the decision to seek professional assistance with mental health issues.
How to Conduct Market Research
Participants will learn how to conduct market research for their farm business. The session will include examples and case studies, with a focus on urban and peri-urban farm enterprises and products.
Herbicide resistant weeds are a persistent problem for crop production. This session will provide an understanding how resistance develops within a weed population and the mechanisms of how herbicides work in order to adapt a weed management program.
Farm Stress Management and Resiliency
Farm and farm families experience a variety of stressors that lead to disruptions on the farm. Building resilience is necessary to reduce the impact of stressors and strengthen the farm and farm families. This session will share strategies that promote resilience and identify signs of stress on the farm.
Decision Making Resources and Tools for Cover Cropping and Other Best Management Practices
With so many choices, planning conservation practices can be overwhelming. For example, when planning a cover crop we must consider species, planting and termination dates and methods, seeding rates, etc. Luckily, there are many resources that can help! This webinar will give an overview of conservation practice decision-making resources and tools that can help growers get the most bang for their buck.
How much notice does the landlord have to give to terminate a lease? What happens if the property sells in the middle of my lease? Can I harvest crops after the lease terminates? There are a lot of common questions associated with leasing farmland that many of you ask and this webinar will cover those questions plus highlight resources available to producers.
Megan Todd and Sarah Everhart
Understanding Lease Agreements
A legal specialist from the University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative will discuss common legal terms used in farmland leases and other land use considerations.
11/23/2022- No webinar, Thanksgiving week
Understanding Property Purchase Agreements
A legal specialist from the University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative will discuss common legal terms used in farmland purchase agreements.