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December 2016
Date December 14, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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2016 AREC Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference

Plans for the 2016 Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference, sponsored by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland, are being finalized, with expert speakers scheduled to share their thoughts about the current state of economic affairs and provide insights on where we may be going from here. Please contact otruneh@umd.edu for non-credit card options to register. Agenda is available below.

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January 2017
Date January 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10

Farm Transition Workshop-Derwood

FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN DERWOOD College Park, MD. – Derwood will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one-day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful farm transition. The Basics of Farm Transitions and Estate Planning will be held January 18 at the Montgomery County UME office in Derwood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sessions will cover business and personal goal-setting,…

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Date January 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10

Farm Transition Workshop-Boonsboro

FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN BOONSBORO College Park, MD. – Boonsboro will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one-day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful farm transition. The Basics of Farm Transitions and Estate Planning will be held January 19 at the Washington County UME office in Boonsboro from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sessions will cover business and personal goal-setting,…

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Date January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$25

Update on the Bay TMDL, Phase III WIP and BMP Verification – Webinar

Join the Agriculture Law and Environment and Energy Law  Sections on Thursday, January 19, 2017   12 noon – 1:00 p.m.  for a webinar on “Update on the Bay TMDL, Phase III WIP and BMP Verification” Presenter: Alisha Mulkey, Coordinator Watershed Implementation Planning & Tracking at the Maryland Department of Agriculture To register go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7271399527669755393 To participate for FREE you must be a member of the Agriculture Law Section or the Environment and Energy Law Section and have registered…

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Date January 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$10

Farm Transition Workshop-Leonardtown

FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN LEONARDTOWN College Park, MD. – Leonardtown will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one-day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful farm transition. The Basics of Farm Transitions and Estate Planning will be held January 24 at the St. Mary’s County UME Office in Leonardtown from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sessions will cover business…

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February 2017
Date February 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$12 - $20

Harford County Agronomy Meeting

The most recent research, information and data on agronomy, forage, vegetables, and fruit to help growers make help make decisions for the upcoming year. Sarah Everhart, ALEI legal specialist, will share information on the legal considerations for buying and selling farmland. The meetings are open to all interested in agronomy, forage, vegetables and fruit.  Private pesticide applicator and nutrient management credits will be offered.  Be sure to call your local Extension office for further details and to get registered.  If…

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Date February 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
$10

Farm Transition Workshop-Rising Sun

FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN RISING SUN College Park, MD. – Rising Sun will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one-day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful farm transition. The Basics of Farm Transitions and Estate Planning will be held February 24 at the Calvert Grange Hall in Rising Sun from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sessions will cover business…

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March 2017
Date March 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
$20

UMES FSMA training

The Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Departments of Agriculture and Extension are offering the Food and Drug Administration recognized Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) curriculum for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule on March 6, 2017 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom, Princess Anne, Maryland (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF LOCATION FROM THE FOOD SCIENCE BUILDING). The Produce Safety Rule requires at least one supervisor or responsible party for each farm required…

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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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