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June 2018

Date June 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location Baltimore City Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

Baltimore City Farmers’ Market Agriculture Education Project

Please make plans to attend the Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar this Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Senior Legal Specialist Sarah Everhart will be present to share legal education resources and information on agricultural law topics relevant to Maryland farmers. For more information visit http://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-farmers-market-bazaar    

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Date June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar Series: Current Legal Issues Associated with Dicamba Drift

Mid-Atlantic soybean growers are looking to increase their acreage of dicamba-resistant soybeans in 2018 from 2017. As acreage increases, it is important to keep in mind that other regions have seen lawsuits filed over increased drift damage often blamed on this new technology. This webinar will focus on a review of the new technology and how it is different than earlier dicamba herbicides. The webinar will also cover the lawsuits and other developing legal issues associated with dicamba drift. Presenters: Kelly…

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Date June 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location Lower Eastern Shore Research & Education Center

2018 Farmers’ Field Day at LESREC

Calling all Farmers/Growers to your Field Day at the University of Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center (LESREC) to be held Wednesday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will include the research geared towards your needs: IR-4 Program Ag Law and Conserve Plant Pathology Plant Diagnostic Information Nutrient Management/Soil Health (chance for Nutrient Management Credits) Weed Management Bee and Pollen Research Poultry / Dairy Information Variety Trials Wagon Tours Luncheon is provided Researchers and Ag…

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July 2018

Date July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Farm Transition Taxes and Medicaid Estate Recovery

An overview of the new federal estate tax laws, and other related tax issues. Provide examples of how to determine if your farm estate could trigger federal estate tax limits and state’s (Maryland and Delaware) gift, estate, and inheritance taxes. This includes what the cost of paying taxes might be or the cost of any income tax that may be paid if the farm is sold instead, and provide examples of legal tools that could be used to help prevent…

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August 2018

Date August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar Series: Agricultural Biotechnology and Implications of the Syngenta Settlement

In March 2018, the terms of a $1.51 billion settlement with Syngenta and U.S. corn growers, grain handlers, and ethanol plants was formally announced. This class action settlement involves claims that Syngenta was negligent in failing to gain approval in China before releasing the Viptera and Agrisure corn varieties. When these corn varieties were detected in shipments to China, the shipments were rejected, with a subsequent a drop in the price of corn in 2013. This settlement could have future…

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November 2018

Date November 7
Location Eastern Shore Hospital Center


Who Should Attend? Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to comply with the FSMA 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 Training certificate required to comply with the rule Explanation of the MD Department of Agriculture’s role in implementing the rule How much…

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Date November 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location Crowne Plaza Annapolis

2018 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

The Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference is an annual event that features a range of experts who will share ideas, opinions, and information on current legal issues impacting the Delmarva’s environmental and farming communities. This year’s conference will feature panels on the following topics Chlorpyrifos and the Legal Landscape of Pesticide Regulation The Legalization of Industrial Hemp Legal Conflicts and Resolutions with Maryland’s Aquaculture Industry Developing Topics in Agricultural and Environmental Law Phase III of the Watershed Implementation Play for…

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Date November 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sowing Seeds for Social Media Success Workshop

Sowing the Seeds of Social Media Success – Strategic Market Planning – Cockeysville

The marketing world is rapidly changing and so are the tools for interacting with your target market. Internet and social media channels abound. Interactive marketing opportunities such as websites, blogs, e-mail campaigns, podcasts, e-commerce, and videos are taking the marketing world by storm. But with the time demands of running a successful business, how do you determine which of these tools match your marketing goals and your technical abilities? This seminar will be held in two locations with the same…

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Date November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar Series: Top Agricultural and Food Law Developments in 2018

Each year sees new developments in agricultural and food law. This year is no different. So far 2018 has seen Congress changing an environmental reporting requirement for agriculture which had been imposed by a court ruling and the announcement of the terms of the $1.51 billion settlement with Syngenta. What else will occur in 2018? Tune in to hear Paul Goeringer discuss these developments. Presenter: Paul Goeringer (ALEI) This is one webinar in a three part series of webinars on…

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Date November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ALEI, Harry R. Hughes Center, and SARE Grant

Informational Webinar – Ag Conservation Leasing Workshop Series

This webinar will provide information on the Ag Conservation Leasing Workshops Series. These all day workshops will be presented at five different locations across the state in the winter of 2018 – 2019. For more information on this webinar, or the Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop series visit https://agresearch.umd.edu/agroecol. For questions, contact Nancy Nunn at (410) 827-8056 or nnunn@umd.edu. These trainings are supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S.…

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