UMES Extension’s

Annual Small Farm Conference

November 1-2, 2024

CALL FOR PROPOSALS underway. Click to learn more.

UMES Extension has started making plans for our 21st annual Small Farm Conference scheduled for Nov. 1-2, 2024.  If you would like to present a session at this year’s conference, we would love to hear from you! We are accepting proposals for workshop or seminar topics under the following themes:

  • Alternative Crops / Non-Traditional Agriculture
  • Farm Business Management
  • Agriculture Marketing and Sales
  • Ag Research and Trending Topics

About the Small Farm Conference

Learn tools and strategies to increase farm profitability and promote farm sustainability at UMES Extension’s Small Farm Conference 2024.

Registration details coming soon.

This event equips farmers and landowners in Maryland and along the Delmarva Peninsula with tools and strategies to increase farm profitability and promote farm sustainability. The UMES Extension event builds, revises, and expands program and outreach activities to appeal to and address individual as well as community needs, emerging problems and concerns of target groups focusing on limited-resource, new and beginning, and the underserved farmers.

WANT TO BE A SPEAKER? To nominate yourself as a speaker for the 2024 conference, please fill out this form.

Highlights From 2023

Highlights from 2022

The UMES Small Farm Conference bus tour visited the
San Domingo Community and Newell Quinton’s farm
for a scrapple-making demonstration.

A participant in the 19th annual UMES Small Farm Conference talks about what he learned at the event about strategies for controlling wildlife damage on his farm.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2024

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