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March 2018

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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July 2018

Date July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mid Atlantic Women In Agriculture Wednesday Webinar Series Logo
Free

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
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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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