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February 2020

Date February 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location Montgomery County UME Office
$25

Montgomery County Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for FSMA Compliance

Description 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…

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March 2020

Date March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location Garrett College
$25

Garrett 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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May 2020

Date May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

H-2A Visa Worker Program & COVID-19-What MD Employers Need to Know

This webinar will provide an overview for Maryland farm employers about the COVID-19 related changes to the H2-A Visa Worker Program. About this Event Hear from state and federal experts about the modifications to the H-2A Visa Worker Program that may impact Maryland’s Farm Employers. The webinar will cover what employers should be prepared for this growing season and what records they will need to keep. Speakers will include Carlos Turcios, MD Department of Labor and Licensing Regulation, Nicholas Fiorello,…

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Date May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar: SBA and other Loan and Grant Solutions for Agriculture Producers

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension Program is partnering with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Eastern Region to host a timely webinar that will walk farmers through the application process of SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program. Our featured speaker for the webinar will be John Hickman, SBDC Eastern Region Director. Invited guests Nicole Cook, ALEI Faculty Legal Specialist with UMES Extension, and Stephen McHenry, Executive Director with Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation…

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Date May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Food Safety Fridays- A How-To Webinar Series

About this Event This monthly webinar series, hosted by the Maryland Food Safety Network, will focus on how to comply with key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The webinars will include experts demonstrating how to perform risk assessments, implement practices, and keep records to comply with the PSR. This series is recommended for operators who have attended a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training and want more information on how to apply what they learned…

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June 2020

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

Food Safety Fridays- A How-To Webinar Series

About this Event This monthly webinar series, hosted by the Maryland Food Safety Network, will focus on how to comply with key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The webinars will include experts demonstrating how to perform risk assessments, implement practices, and keep records to comply with the PSR. This series is recommended for operators who have attended a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training and want more information on how to apply what they learned…

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July 2020

Date July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your Land & The Long View: Working with Farmers to Protect Your Investment

About this Event Taking care of the land is a lot like maintaining a house- a well-maintained property retains its value compared to one that has fallen into disrepair. In addition, the way farmland is managed can create benefits for water quality, climate change and human health. Join Steve Groff, the Cover Crop Coach, and Sarah Everhart, with the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, to learn how you and your tenant farmer can work together to improve the…

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Date July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Food Safety Fridays- A How-To Webinar Series

About this Event This monthly webinar series, hosted by the Maryland Food Safety Network, will focus on how to comply with key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The webinars will include experts demonstrating how to perform risk assessments, implement practices, and keep records to comply with the PSR. This series is recommended for operators who have attended a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training and want more information on how to apply what they learned…

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Date July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your Land & The Long View: Working with Farmers to Protect Your Investment

About this Event Taking care of the land is a lot like maintaining a house- a well-maintained property retains its value compared to one that has fallen into disrepair. In addition, the way farmland is managed can create benefits for water quality, climate change and human health. Join Steve Groff, the Cover Crop Coach, and Sarah Everhart, with the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, to learn how you and your tenant farmer can work together to improve the…

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Date July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Your Land & The Long View: Working with Farmers to Protect Your Investment

About this Event Taking care of the land is a lot like maintaining a house- a well-maintained property retains its value compared to one that has fallen into disrepair. In addition, the way farmland is managed can create benefits for water quality, climate change and human health. Join Steve Groff, the Cover Crop Coach, and Sarah Everhart, with the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, to learn how you and your tenant farmer can work together to improve the…

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