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February 2017
Date February 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture

As the USDA reports, the number of women involved in agriculture has grown in recent years. Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture is dedicated to providing information and resources to women who share a passion for agriculture.

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Date February 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location Deer Creek Overlook at Harford 4-H Camp
$12 - $20

Harford County Agronomy Meeting

The most recent research, information and data on agronomy, forage, vegetables, and fruit to help growers make help make decisions for the upcoming year. Sarah Everhart, ALEI legal specialist, will share information on the legal considerations for buying and selling farmland. The meetings are open to all interested in agronomy, forage, vegetables and fruit.  Private pesticide applicator and nutrient management credits will be offered.  Be sure to call your local Extension office for further details and to get registered.  If…

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Date February 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location Calvert Grange Hall

Farm Transition Workshop-Rising Sun

FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN RISING SUN College Park, MD. – Rising Sun will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one-day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful farm transition. The Basics of Farm Transitions and Estate Planning will be held February 24 at the Calvert Grange Hall in Rising Sun from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sessions will cover business…

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March 2017
Date March 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location University of Maryland Eastern Shore

UMES FSMA training

The Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Departments of Agriculture and Extension are offering the Food and Drug Administration recognized Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) curriculum for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule on March 6, 2017 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom, Princess Anne, Maryland (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF LOCATION FROM THE FOOD SCIENCE BUILDING). The Produce Safety Rule requires at least one supervisor or responsible party for each farm required…

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Date March 17

Appalachia Grows

Friday’s program is focused on marketing of local agriculture products. Participants will have a choice of sessions on agriculture marketing topics. There will also be great opportunities for networking at the vendor tables, Winter Farmers Market and at the Taste of Appalachia. Saturday’s program is for everyone, whether you’re farming or not! We’ll have vendors available to talk about their latest products, lots of time for networking and great sessions on a variety of topics.

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Date March 22

Mid-Atlantic Women in Ag Webinar- Operating a Woman Owned Business

We will discuss the different types of business organizations and the liability protection and transition planning benefits of each.  Also discussed will be women owned businesses including how to have and manage that designation as well as opportunities and resources related to it.

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May 2017
Date May 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location Chesapeake College – Todd Performing Arts Center

Poultry 101 Symposium

The poultry industry is a large sector of Maryland’s agriculture. In recent years, there has been much discussion about the growth of poultry, operating practices, and the technologies that are emerging to address poultry litter. This Symposium will address the basic concepts of the industry including changes over the years, operating procedures, and the structure.

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June 2017
Date June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar- Ag Leasing 101- Termination, Lease Forms & Vital Terms

Tune in to hear Sarah Everhart, ALEI Senior Research Associate and Legal Specialist give an overview of the proper way to terminate this year’s farm lease and how you should form next year’s lease to protect your interests, maximum profitability and avoid legal hassles. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-ag-leasing-101-termination-lease-forms-vital-terms-tickets-35172968295?aff=es2

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August 2017
Date August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar: Understanding Hunting Liability and Resources for Landowners

With hunting season around the corner many landowners may be preparing to allow friends and family to hunt or charging third parties to hunt on the land. However, before letting others hunt on your land it is important to fully understand hunting liability and what steps to take to reduce exposure to liability. The webinar will feature recent changes to Maryland law pertaining to landowner liability for hunting. A link to the webinar will be provided upon registration. You can…

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September 2017
Date September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule & the Records You Need to Keep

If you grow produce you need to keep records in order to comply with the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act(FSMA). If your operation is not subject to the law you need to keep certain records to prove your exemption. If your operation is subject to the law you need to keep certain records to be in full compliance with the law. Join the webinar to learn which records your operation needs to keep to stay compliant…

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