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January 2022

Date January 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Family Communications and Estate Planning Workshop for Farm Families – Virtual Session

This webinar will cover the essentials of estate planning and practical activities to assist with family communication about business matters.  Each standalone virtual session will cover the essentials of estate planning and practical exercises to help with family communication about business matters.

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Date January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$25

Remote FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training

This course will be delivered remotely via Zoom in 2 half-day session: January 26th 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM & January 27th 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Registration Includes: • Course Materials (Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Manual v1.2) • Course Certificate from the Produce Safety Alliance upon successful completion of course materials Participation requirements for this web-based course include: • High-speed internet connection • Computer or other appropriate device with webcam and microphone, which must remain functional for the…

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Date January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Farmer Vendor Workshop

The University of Maryland Extension – Maryland SNAP-Ed Program, in partnership with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is offering free workshops for farmer vendors and for market managers. Learn about: Best practices in food safety for farmer vendors and farmers’ market managers Marketing and promotion techniques to increase healthy food access, and farmer and market revenue Participants can receive free resources to support best practices learned in the workshop: Farmers Market Food Safety Compliance Kit that includes signage, checklists,…

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February 2022

Date February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Farmers’ Market Manager Workshop

The University of Maryland Extension – Maryland SNAP-Ed Program, in partnership with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is offering free workshops for farmer vendors and for market managers. Learn about: Best practices in food safety for farmer vendors and farmers’ market managers Marketing and promotion techniques to increase healthy food access, and farmer and market revenue Participants can receive free resources to support best practices learned in the workshop: Farmers Market Food Safety Compliance Kit that includes signage, checklists,…

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Date February 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location Carroll County Extension Office

Family Communications and Estate Planning Workshop for Farm Families – Western MD

Each standalone workshop will cover the essentials of estate planning, as well as practical activities to assist with family communication about business matters.  Lunch will be provided. The workshop is free of charge thanks to funding from the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center.

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Date February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop

The University of Maryland Extension – Maryland SNAP-Ed Program, in partnership with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is offering free workshops for farmer vendors and for market managers. Learn about: Best practices in food safety for farmer vendors and farmers’ market managers Marketing and promotion techniques to increase healthy food access, and farmer and market revenue Participants can receive free resources to support best practices learned in the workshop: Farmers Market Food Safety Compliance Kit that includes signage, checklists,…

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Date February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location St. Mary’s County UME Office
$25

Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Produce Safety Rule Grower Training

WHY Learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) regulations and how they apply to your operation. This class is a one time federal requirement for farmers growing fresh produce. INCLUDES Course Materials (Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Manual v1.2) PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion (attendance for all modules required) Light breakfast and lunch

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March 2022

Date March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:45 pm
$25

FSMA Produce Safety Grower Training

About this Event: This course will be delivered remotely via Zoom in 2 half-day sessions: March 16th & March 17th, 12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Registration Includes: • Course Materials (Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Manual v1.2) • Course Certificate from the Produce Safety Alliance upon successful completion of course materials Participation requirements for this web-based course include: • High-speed internet connection • Computer or other appropriate device with webcam and microphone, which must remain functional for the duration of…

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Date March 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location Maryland Department of Agriculture
$10

Soil Amendments Workshop

The training will cover best practices of using and making biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO), such as compost, within the context of the Produce Safety Rule. Learn more about BSAAOs and the Produce Safety Rule from perspectives from industry, cooperative extension, and regulatory agencies. Speakers will provide an overview on the Produce Safety Rule and draft guidance to understand the current regulatory framework and requirements, the basics of how to compost, benefits of using BSAAOs to the soil…

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April 2022

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

Herb Drying in Maryland

UMES Extension’s Herb Specialist, Henriette den Ouden, Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist, Nicole Cook, and Food Safety Specialist, Dr. Melinda Schwarz, will walk you through UMES Extension’s new online “Help With Herb Drying in Maryland” guide.

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