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Spring Series Geared Toward Area Farmers 

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PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (February 20, 2014) – The 2014 University of Maryland Extension Small Farm Workshop Series at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore begins on Saturday, March 15, and concludes on Saturday, April 26.  Area farmers and farm enthusiasts alike are encouraged to register today.

The Series kicks off with the Be Smart . . . Drench Smart: Small Ruminant Integrated Parasite Management workshop on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Upper Marlboro.  Participants will learn about gastrointestinal parasites that badger sheep and goats as well as anthelmintic resistance and practices to mitigate or manage parasite burdens.  A subsequent workshop will be held in the Food Science and Technology Building on the UMES campus on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Grafting Tomatoes workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 5, offers pertinent information for anyone who is currently growing a variety of tomatoes that are not resistant to air and soil borne diseases.  The workshop includes a hands-on session at the greenhouse where participants will graft plants to take home.  The workshop is limited to 20, and preregistration is strongly suggested.

The series culminates with the Growing High Tunnel Spring Crops workshop on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until noon.  At the Pereyra Farm, located at 6182 Worcester Highway in Newark, Maryland, participants will be taught the basics of high tunnel systems.  To learn about site preparation, site set-up, pricing, types of crops that can be grown and financial assistance programs available from USDA, be sure to preregister for this workshop.

Workshop fees, which cover handout materials and lunch, are set at $10 per person for the High Tunnel Spring Crops workshop and at $20 per person for the remaining workshops.

For more information about the 2014 University of Maryland Extension Small Farm Workshop Series or to register contact Kayla Parmar at 410-651-6070 or by email at  To register online, visit  Anyone in need of special services or accommodations in order to participate must call one week in advance.. 


Suzanne Waters Street, agriculture communications specialist, UMES – University of Maryland Extension, 410-651-6084,

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