Business Digest


March 10, 2003

Extension service to offer 4-week class in starting a farm

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will offer its Beginning Farmer Series, a four-week, 10-hour seminar for people interested in developing agriculture-related businesses on a full- or part-time basis.

The class will discuss opportunities for small-scale farming, resources for help, low-cost start-up strategies, market potential, production techniques, pasture management and developing a business plan. Participants will develop farm plans.

The Wednesday sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. this week, March 19, March 26 and April 2 at the Maryland Cooperative Extension, Howard County Office, 3525-L Ellicott Mills Drive, Ellicott City. The cost is $40; $70 a couple.

Information: 410-313-2707.

Moms Inc. is to meet tomorrow in Clarksville

Moms Inc. (formerly Bizymoms of Columbia) will meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Donna's Restaurant, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville.

The group provides networking opportunities for mothers who have a home-based business or want to start one.

Information: 301-854-2369.

Speaker to offer advice on getting a federal job

The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, will offer a talk by Vernon Williams, job trainer and career consultant, on "Finding a Federal Job." It is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

He will discuss availability, position titles, pay schedules and how to apply successfully.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7860.

Groundwater to be topic of Agri-Business Breakfast

Registration is requested by tomorrow for the bimonthly Howard County Agri-Business Breakfast, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship.

Mark Filar will discuss groundwater resources in Howard County.

Information: Charlotte Mullinix, 410-489-4510; or Martha Clark, 410-531-3455.

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