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December 2020

Date December 2, 2020 - February 23, 2021

Legalities of Direct Marketing

In recent years, and most recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural direct marketing has seen a resurgence in popularity as customers seek out more locally produced fresh foods. According to the 2017 USDA Ag Census, the value of food sold directly from Maryland farms to consumers doubled from $28 million in 2012 to $54 million in 2017. Direct marketing can provide many advantages to farm operators but will likely also present legal challenges. Legal specialists at the Agriculture Law…

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January 2021

Date January 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Risk Management Considerations for Hemp Producers

Profit margins for my current crops are shrinking. Should I consider hemp? In the last three years, interest in industrial hemp production has exploded across the US. One of the consequences of the hype surrounding industrial hemp production is that people new to agriculture, representing diverse demographics, have been drawn to the industry. Misinformation surrounding this industry is rampant, especially economic potential. The objective of this session is to dispel the economic and legal mysteries of hemp production. Producers will…

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Date January 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - January 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

January FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training

This course will be delivered remotely via Zoom in 2 half-day session: January 19th 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM & January 20th 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM Registration Includes: • Course Materials (Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Manual v1.2) • Course Certificate from the Produce Safety Alliance upon successful completion of course materials Participation requirements for this web-based course include: • High-speed internet connection • Computer or other appropriate device with webcam and microphone, which must remain functional for the…

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