Free Small Flock Poultry Webinar- December 10

EXtension logoFeeds and Feeding of Pullets and Layers: Wednesday December 10, 11 am EST

Feed represents over 70% of the production costs in an egg production operation. Dr. Paul Patterson from Penn State University will be discussing the feeding of replacement pullets and laying hens. Dr. Patterson is a nutritionist. The central theme of his extension and research programs is environmental poultry management. Efforts focus on discovering and promoting efficient poultry production systems that place minimum burden on the environment.

Participation is free and brought to you by but requires a high speed internet connection.  To participate, simply click on the link and enter the virtual meeting room as a guest.  You will be asked to type in your name.  You may want to attempt to join 5-10 minutes in advance of the start time in case you need to download an abode connect add in or update your software.  These webinars are also recorded and made available through the website when you click on the small flock resource area.

Mid Atlantic Crop School

2014 Mid-Atlantic Crop Mangaement School: Register Now!

October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School will be held November 18-20 in Ocean City, Maryland. The program and registration can be found on the following website:

The early-bird registration fee is due by October 31, 2014.

This school is designed for anyone interested in crop management issues, including

  • agronomists
  • crop consultants
  • extension educators
  • farmers and farm managers
  • pesticide dealers, distributors
  • seed and agrichemical company representatives
  • soil conservationists
  • state department of agriculture personnel

The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School will offer CCA continuing education units (CEU’s) approved by the Certified Crop Adviser Program in the following categories:

  • Crop Management
  • Nutrient Management
  • Pest Management
  • Professional
  • Soil & Water Management Development

Total CEU’s earned will depend on course selection. This school also provides Pesticide Recertification Credits for DE, MD, NJ, PA, WV, and VA and continuing education for Nutrient Management Consultants in DE, MD, VA and WV.

Base Acreage Reallocation

2014 Farm Bill Workshop


Wednesday, November 12
7:00-9:00 pm
University of Delaware Paradee Center 69 Transportation Circle, Dover
It’s been over a decade since farmers had the opportunity to update farm program bases or yields.
The 2014 Farm Bill provides a one-time option to:
REALLOCATE base acres
RETAIN current base acres
UPDATE yields
RETAIN current yields
Crop acreage bases and yields are used in the new Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage
programs. We will provide an overview of these new programs and discuss how updating bases and
yields may impact your farming operation.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting
should contact Robin Talley at (302) 678-4250 or
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