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February 2018
Date February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location Caroline County Extension Office

Poultry Farm Reporting Continuous Release Emissions (CERCLA), AIR Workshop and More: Day 1

The University of Maryland Extension is offering a one-day workshop for commercial poultry growers needing assistance filling out their CERCLA registration.  Additionally, help will be available to answer questions poultry growers, livestock farmers and anyone may have about completing their AIR (annual implementation report) as well as other Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) animal feeding operation (AFO) forms.  A demonstration of MDE’s beta version of the e-AIR will also be available. This will be an “informal” workshop.  Members of…

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Date February 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location Wicomico County Extension Office

Poultry Farm Reporting Continuous Release Emissions (CERCLA), AIR Workshop and More: Day 2

The University of Maryland Extension is offering a one-day workshop for commercial poultry growers needing assistance filling out their CERCLA registration.  Additionally, help will be available to answer questions poultry growers, livestock farmers and anyone may have about completing their AIR (annual implementation report) as well as other Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) animal feeding operation (AFO) forms.  A demonstration of MDE’s beta version of the e-AIR will also be available. This will be an “informal” workshop.  Members of…

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Date February 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
food safety webinar

CSA Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Running a farm with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) component has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This free webinar  will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated with a CSA operation and give simple ideas for how risks can be prevented. In addition, on-farm recall planning and the role of regulatory agencies in a food safety emergency will be explained. Sarah Everhart, Senior Legal Specialist and Research Associate, Agriculture Law Education Initiative will be the…

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Date February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
food safety webinar

On-Farm Market Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Running a farm with a on-farm market component has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This free webinar  will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated with a on-farm market and give simple ideas for how risks can be prevented. In addition, on-farm recall planning and the role of regulatory agencies in a food safety emergency will be explained. Sarah Everhart, Senior Legal Specialist and Research Associate, Agriculture Law Education Initiative will be the presenter.

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Date February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
food safety webinar

Agritourism Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Running a farm with a agritourism component has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This free webinar will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated with a agritourism operation and give simple ideas for how risks can be prevented. In addition, on-farm recall planning and the role of regulatory agencies in a food safety emergency will be explained. Sarah Everhart, Senior Legal Specialist and Research Associate, Agriculture Law Education Initiative will be the presenter.…

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March 2018
Date March 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park

Queen Anne’s Agronomy Day

The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, registration will start at 8:00 a.m. Pesticide, MD & DE Nutrient Management & CCA Credits offered. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. To register, please call the Queen Anne’s County Extension office at 410.758.0166. For more information visit https://extension.umd.edu/queen-annes-county/agriculture-and-natural-resources/agronomy-day

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Date March 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location Maryland Department of Agriculture
$20.00

2018 Advanced Gap Training

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and University of Maryland Extension (UME) currently hold one Advanced GAP course annually at the Maryland Department of Agriculture in Annapolis, MD. This course is designed for people who have already attended a Basic GAP course or need to maintain a food safety certification. This one-day workshop is helpful for growers who wish to learn more about implementing food safety practices. This year’s agenda, not yet finalized, will include information about agricultural water systems,…

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Date March 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location Western Maryland Research & Education Center – Extension

FSMA Combined Produce Safety and Preventive Control Rules Training

Please note that this location has also been reserved for Tuesday Mar. 27 – Friday Mar. 30. In the event of inclement weather we will communicate any training date changes to registrants. Who should attend? Farmers, growers and food processors who: • Need to comply with FSMA produce safety rule, preventive controls rule or both. e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. and/or processing them into ready-to-eat products. • Are exempt from the rule but need to comply…

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May 2018
Date May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mid Atlantic Women In Agriculture Wednesday Webinar Series Logo
Free

Webinar: How to Avoid the Probate Process

This event is part of the Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinar Series provided by Mid Atlantic Women in Agriculture. These webinars are free of charge. When:  Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 – 12:00pm Where: Online Description/Notes:  Discusses the process of probating a will and some of the negative impacts of probate, and then provides examples of other farm succession/ estate planning legal tools that can help farmers avoid the probate process if that is the best option for their operation.  More information about…

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Date May 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location Maritime Conference Center

2018 Maryland Land Conservation Conference

The Maryland Land Conservation Conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the state of Maryland. This annual conference brings together land trusts, conservancies, local and state government agencies, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners for a comprehensive discussion about the future of land conservation in our region. This year’s conference will explore topics related to the legal end of stewardship, enhanced conservation, engaging the next generation of conservation stewards and using science and technology to further…

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