Farmer Training & Certification for Intensive Small-Scale Food Production Operations

March 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 21 (exam) and 28 (plan development), 2019 (snow dates March 19 and April 4) 1 – 4 PM each University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office 6615 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215

This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your nutrient management plan than you? This seven-part series will teach you how to do it!

Required Skills:

Competency in high school math, familiarity with using a computer keyboard, and the ability to save and retrieve electronic files is essential for completion of the course and nutrient management plan development.

You will receive:

• A comprehensive training binder – that will be used during the class, serve as a reference during the exam, and used as a valuable resource when you write future plans for your operation;

• Certification – producers who pass the exam will be certified by MDA to write their own nutrient management plans; and

• A discount - on the purchase price of NuMan Pro, Maryland’s nutrient management planning software.

Registration Information

• Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come basis; therefore, register early.

• Paid registrations ($20.00) must be received by February 25, 2019.


For more information, please call 410-841-5959. Classes will be cancelled if there is lack of interest.

For registration, please click here for the flyer.


  • March 7, 2019 / 1:00 PM
  • University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
  • Baltimore, MD 21215
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