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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
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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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June 2018

Date June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location Caroline County 4-H Park

Hiring, Firing, and Employee Management 101 for Poultry Growers

The University of Maryland Extension, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension in partnership with Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. will be hosting two workshops for commercial poultry growers. The workshops will focus on human resource issues related to hiring quality employees, retaining quality employees, and how to prepare for issues caused by employees. Register at https://go.umd.edu/poultryworkshop.

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Date June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location Carvel Research and Education Center

Hiring, Firing, and Employee Management 101 for Poultry Growers

The University of Maryland Extension, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension in partnership with Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. will be hosting two workshops for commercial poultry growers. The workshops will focus on human resource issues related to hiring quality employees, retaining quality employees, and how to prepare for issues caused by employees. Register at https://go.umd.edu/poultryworkshop.

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

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
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$15.00

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
Free

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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