Business Digest


September 13, 2004

Cooperative extension to hold workshop on farm equipment

The Maryland Cooperative Extension and Future Harvest - A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, will sponsor a workshop and field day on choosing equipment for small farms from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center - Clarksville Facility, 4240 Folly Quarter Road.

The workshop, "Choosing a Tractor and Equipment for Your Small Farm," will cover the basics of purchasing new or used tractors, tillers, mowers, sprayers and other implements.

Field demonstrations of plowing, disking, tilling, laying plastic and changing implements are planned.

Registration is required by Wednesday. The cost is $10.

Information or to request financial assistance: 410-313-2707.

HCC to kick off series on careers Sept. 20

Howard Community College will start its fall series of career information programs with a free session on opportunities in business and information technology from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the college's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Representatives from the fields of accounting, executive life and coaching, human resources, hospitality management and information technology will talk about the challenges and rewards of their fields, the skills necessary for success, and how to prepare for entry and advancement.

There will be an opportunity to talk individually with the speakers.

Admission is free and open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Information: 410- 772-4855 or www.howardcc. edu/career.

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