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March 2017
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
$15

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

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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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November 2017
Date November 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location DoubleTree Hotel

2017 Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference

The ALEI Annual Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the complex system of laws that Maryland farmers face. This conference brings together farmers, policymakers, attorneys, and regulators to spread information and stimulate discussion around the environmental laws and regulations relevant to agriculture. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!* You may also call 301-314-0324, Monday-Thursday between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. *Please note that on-line registration closes at 11:59pm EST on November 10, 2017. Some on-site…

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Date November 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location Cecil County Extension Services
$25.00

Cecil County Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for FSMA Compliance

Who should attend? Farmers who… Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. Are exempt from the rule but need to comply due to buyer requirements Want to remain up-to-date with the FSMA regulations and how to comply with them Need to attend a food safety training to maintain a food safety certification What will you get from attending this workshop? In-depth understanding of the requirements of the FSMA Produce…

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Date November 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Location Wicomico County Extension Office

Farm and Forestry Succession Workshop – Lower Shore

ALEI is partnering with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Nationwide Insurance 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 the tools they need to start developing a farm…

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Date November 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$25.00

Southern MD Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for FSMA Compliance

Who should attend? Farmers who… Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. Are exempt from the rule but need to comply due to buyer requirements Want to remain up-to-date with the FSMA regulations and how to comply with them Need to attend a food safety training to maintain a food safety certification What will you get from attending this workshop? In-depth understanding of the requirements of the FSMA Produce…

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