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January 2019

Date January 31 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District Office
Corn Harvest in Keedysville, MD
$10.00

Investing in Your Farm’s Future – Southern Maryland Cluster

These workshops will focus on the financial aspect of farm succession planning including financial management, retirement savings, and long-term healthcare. Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District Office, 5301 Marlboro, Race Track Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 The registration fee of $10.00 covers materials and lunch.  For more information or to register online visit https://investing-in-your-farms-future-winter18.eventbrite.com. To register in person visit the Prince George’s County Extension Office at 6707 Groveton Dr, Clinton,…

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February 2019

Date February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ag in Maryland
Free

1st Friday Produce Safety Rule Webinar – Worker Trainings and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Do you grow produce? Do you have questions about the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act? This webinar series will delve into some of the details of the Produce Safety Rule and highlight specific information growers need to know. Even if you have attended a Produce Safety Rule training you will benefit from tuning into and learning more. January 4, 2019: I’m Qualified Exempt from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Now What? February 1, 2019: More to…

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Date February 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location Allegany College of Maryland

Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation – Western Maryland

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is collaborating with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the Chesapeake Bay Foundation,  the Maryland Department of Agriculture,Nationwide Insurance, and the University of Maryland Extension to provide this farm succession workshop. The workshop will focus on the farm succession process, including communication, business planning, estate planning basics, and tax basics. The farm succession process can be challenging, as conversations about the future of the farm can be difficult. Participants will walk away with…

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Date February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Extension agent & Farmer in field of produce

Know the Law, Protect Your Farm Program – Video Discussion # 1

The Know the Law, Protect Your Farm –  Protecting your farm from Legal Risk in ME, NH, VT, and DE, MD is a free online program created to teach farmers in the Mid-Atlantic strategies to reduce risks within their operation. This is the first of three video discussions featuring attorney Rachel Armstrong ( Founder and Executive Director of Farm Commons) and Legal Specialist Paul Goeringer ( University of Maryland) who will address questions from program participants. Video Discussions with Experts Schedule: February…

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Date February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location St. Mary’s County UME Office
Apple tree
$25.00

Food Safety Training for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance – Leonardtown

Who Should Attend? Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, who need to satisfy buyer requirements, and/or who need to maintain a food safety certification. What Will You Get from Attending? A better understanding of produce food safety Insight into the Produce Safety Rule requirements and the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s role A Training certificate required by FDA to comply with the Produce Safety…

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Date February 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location Eastern Shore Hospital Center
This is a picture of fruit and vegetable stands at a produce market.
Free

2019 Eastern Shore Fruit and Vegetable Growers Meeting

Join us for the 2019 Eastern Shore Vegetable Growers Meeting to be held in Cambridge, MD. Come hear the latest updates about vegetable diseases, insect pests, crop yields, cover crop management, FSMA and specialty crops. Agenda to come. This event is free and includes lunch, but advance registration is required. To register click here. Contact Emily at 410-228-8800 with any questions. If you need special assistance please contact Emily at 410-228-8800 by February 1, 2018. This program is open to…

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Date February 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location Frederick County Extension Office
Apple tree
$25.00

Food Safety Training for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance – Frederick

Who Should Attend? Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, who need to satisfy buyer requirements, and/or who need to maintain a food safety certification. What Will You Get from Attending? Better understanding of produce food safety Insight into the Produce Safety Rule requirements and the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s role Training certificate required by FDA to comply with the Produce Safety Rule Resources…

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Date February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Extension agent & Farmer in field of produce
Free

Know the Law, Protect Your Farm Program – Video Discussion # 2

The Know the Law, Protect Your Farm –  Protecting your farm from Legal Risk in ME, NH, VT, and DE, MD is a free online program created to teach farmers in the mid-atlantic strategies to reduce risks within their operation. This is the first of three video discussions featuring attorney Rachel Armstrong ( Founder and Executive Director of Farm Commons) and Legal Specialist Paul Goeringer ( University of Maryland) who will address questions from program participants. Video Discussions with Experts Schedule: February…

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March 2019

Date March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ag in Maryland

1st Friday Produce Safety Rule Webinar – Water Testing Requirements and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Do you grow produce? Do you have questions about the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act? This webinar series will delve into some of the details of the Produce Safety Rule and highlight specific information growers need to know. Even if you have attended a Produce Safety Rule training you will benefit from tuning into and learning more. January 4, 2019: I’m Qualified Exempt from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Now What? February 1, 2019: More to…

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Date March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Mid Atlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Protecting Yourself and Others On the Farm

Protecting yourself and others on the farm Attend this webinar to learn about some easy steps you can take to protect your and your employees’ health, and bring your farm into compliance with the Worker Protection Standard. Communicating clearly with everyone on your farm about your pest management practices is extremely important both to prevent accidents and to live up to your legal responsibilities as an employer. Even if you use organic practices, you still have some responsibilities under the…

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