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November 2020

Date November 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

A Fresh Look at Clean Air: Maryland Ambient Air Quality Study Roundtable (Nutrient Management Credits Applicable)

Presenters: Samantha Campbell, President, Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment Margaret Todd, Research Assistant, Agriculture Law Education Initiative Holly Porter, Executive Director, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc Suzanne Dorsey, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment An explanation of the motivation behind the ambient air project, updates on the data collection process, potential next steps of the project   Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alei-annual-agricultural-and-environmental-law-conference-tickets-110677677914  

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Date November 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - November 5, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Produce Safety Rule Grower Training

This training will cover the Produce Safety Rule and will be delivered remotely via WebEx in 2 half-day sessions: November 4th 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM & November 5th 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Image of apple orchard at WMREC. Photo Credit Edwin Remsberg.)

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Date November 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
$25

Small Farms Conference

The 17th annual Small Farm Conference on November 6 and 7. This year’s event will take place in a hybrid format to ensure the safety of participants.

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Date November 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location Richard A. Henson Center
Free

Mastering Farm Risk Management Program Kickoff

Marks the official start of an initiative that will bring free risk management education over the course of 11 classes to farmers during the next 8 months. A special opportunity is in store for a core group of farmers who commit to attending a minimum of eight in-person classes, including the kickoff class! For details and to register, visit: https://myfarmkickoffclass.eventbrite.com/

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Date November 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Conowingo Dam Settlement- Litigation, Opposition and Re-Licensing

Presenters: Charles “Chip” MacLeod, Clean Chesapeake Coalition Jonathan May, Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Department of the Environment Denise Keehner, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment This panel will focus on the Conowingo Dam settlement and specifically touch upon the litigation, settlement, opposition to the settlement, and the status of the relicensing of the Dam.   Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alei-annual-agricultural-and-environmental-law-conference-tickets-110677677914

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Date November 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, et. al. v. EPA – A Case to Require a Watershed Wide Effort to Reach 2025 Bay Restoration Goals (Nutrient Management Credits Applicable)

Presenters: Jon Mueller, Vice-President of Litigation for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Robert Whitescarver, Farmer and former NRCS representative This panel will focus on the lawsuit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and others, including Whitescarver, have filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its alleged failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop implementation plans that will achieve the 2025 Bay restoration goals.   Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alei-annual-agricultural-and-environmental-law-conference-tickets-110677677914

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Date November 16, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Waters of the US: From Obama to Trump Understanding How the Rule Impacts Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic (Nutrient Management Credits Applicable)

Presenters: Matthew Leopold, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth Don Parish, Senior Director of Regulatory Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation Matt Pluta, Choptank Riverkeeper and Director of Riverkeeper Programs This panel will highlight changes from the 2015 Waters of the US Rule to the changes made recently under the Trump administration.   Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alei-annual-agricultural-and-environmental-law-conference-tickets-110677677914

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Date November 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Developing Topics in Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Law

Presenters: Kelly Nuckolls, Policy Specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Legal Specialist, ALEI, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park The panelists will highlight this year’s developing legal issues in agricultural, environmental, and food law from courtroom decisions, law, and policy and will let attendees know what issues to watch in 2021.   Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alei-annual-agricultural-and-environmental-law-conference-tickets-110677677914

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Date November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Food Safety Fridays- A How-To Webinar Series

About this Event This monthly webinar series, hosted by the Maryland Food Safety Network, will focus on how to comply with key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The webinars will include experts demonstrating how to perform risk assessments, implement practices, and keep records to comply with the PSR. This series is recommended for operators who have attended a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training and want more information on how to apply what they learned…

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January 2021

Date January 11 @ 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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