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May 2021

Date May 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

USDA Debt Relief Webinar

The Southern University Ag Center has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host a debt relief webinar for small and minority farms at 10:00 a.m. Central 11:00 a.m. Eastern, on May 13, 2021.

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August 2021

Date August 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Harnessing Your Farm’s Story to Build a Successful Farm Brand – Part 1: Branding Strategies from BIPOC Farmers

This webinar will focus on steps farmers can take to identify their story as a platform for building up their farm brand. Attendees will hear from two experienced farmers who will share their wisdom about developing their farm brand and moving their vision into a reality.

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Date August 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Harnessing Your Farm’s Story to Build a Successful Farm Brand – Part 2: Legal Considerations for Digital Marketing from BIPOC Farmers

This webinar will focus on legal considerations for farmers using social media and other digital marketing strategies. Attendees will hear from an ALEI legal specialist about key laws and regulations and a local farmer will share her experiences with branding and marketing organic herbs and natural beauty products.

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Date August 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Harnessing Your Farm’s Story to Build a Successful Farm Brand – Part 3: Building & Protecting Your Intellectual Property

This webinar will focus on ways farmers can protect the intellectual property that is created and developed during business branding and marketing efforts. Attendees will hear from an experienced attorney who specializes in intellectual property law and a local farmer who has created his own hot sauces.

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September 2021

Date September 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

USDA Heirs Property Relending Program

The one-hour session aims to inform participants about how the program can assist borrowers seeking to secure title to property that’s owned by multiple family members, whether those family members are known or unknown. A representative from the Farm Service Agency in Annapolis, Maryland, will provide information about the program for lenders and borrowers, and Jesse Hammock, a partner with Parker Counts Law Firm in Easton and Cambridge, Maryland will provide information about what to expect and how to navigate…

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November 2021

Date November 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Environmental Enforcement Actions: New Tools in the Litigation Toolbox?

This panel will look at two bills that passed in the last General Assembly:  The Citizen Intervention Bill (HB76/SB334) expands the scope of who has standing to intervene in civil actions brought by the State in state court regarding enforcement of water pollution control or any related discharge permit, effluent limitation, or order issued by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  The Environmental Enforcement Reporting Act (HB204/SB324) requires MDE to keep — and make accessible to the public — electronic records of…

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Date November 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm

Using Legal Education to Increase Equitable Participation in NRCS Conservation Programs

This panel will discuss NRCS programs, including common legal considerations when entering NRCS program contracts and benefits of participation, and highlight the UME Cultivating Conservation Project, which will create resources for farmers navigating the application and administration processes. Presenters:  Dr. Sarah Hirsh, Ag Agent, University of Maryland Extension – Lower Eastern Shore Bianca Soto-Gomez, District Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service Sarah Everhart, Senior Research Associate and Legal Specialist, Agriculture Law Education Initiative

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Date November 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

Legislative Strategies for Reaching Ag Sector 2025 Chesapeake Bay Clean-up Goals

This panel will focus on the statutory tools created in the 2020 Maryland General Assembly to assist the agricultural sector in reaching the 2025 Chesapeake Bay Clean-up goals. The experts will discuss the increase in funding available via the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share Program, the Clean Water Commerce Act, and more.  Presenters:  Jason Keppler, Watershed Implementation Program Manager, Acting Conservation Grants Program Manager, Maryland Department of Agriculture  Mark Hoffman, Maryland Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission.   

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