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Your friends at the Beginning Farmer Success Program are excited to announce the beginning of a monthly newsletter!

The Maryland Beginning Farmer Success Project provides new farmers with resources and contacts to be able to explore enterprise options, refine ideas, develop plans and strategies, and implement their farming practice. 

Each month our newsletter will feature events, resources, and farmer spotlights 


Stay tuned for Beginning Farmer summer events!



Congratulations to our Beginning Farmer Graduates

Winter 2022 UME hosted our annual Beginning Farmer Success Course. The course is a ten-week introduction to the foundational topics an aspiring farmer in Maryland should know. Topics covered included business planning, marketing, crop production, livestock husbandry, soil health, pest management, food safety, and regulations and certifications, with specialty topics in urban agriculture, mushroom cultivation and organic production. 

The course was offered virtually in a blended at-your-own-pace (asynchronous) and live (synchronous) format. The course hosted  62 participants with attendees from across the state and Washington, DC. 

If you are an aspiring farmer but not sure how to start, or a beginning farmer ready to take your enterprise to the next level, consider joining the next cohort in Winter 2023. 

Upcoming Events

Gardening Resources

April showers bring May flowers! There is no better time to start your garden than now! Explore the following events for helpful resources.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During the month of May UME will raise awareness about mental health by fighting stigma, providing support, educating the public and advocating for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.


If you or someone you know is looking for help with their mental health visit the resources below.



Scholarship Opportunities in Agriculture

Avian Influenza Resources

In response to the multiple cases of High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) on farms in Maryland and Delaware we have compiled the following resources.


COVID-19 Resources 


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