By Jess Feldman Five professionals in the fields of agricultural and natural resource policy discussed job opportunities after graduation with students at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resource’s (AGNR) career panel on September 24, 2018. The event was coordinated by Christina Farmer, Program Director within AGNR’s career services center. “This year I decided to focus on agriculture related careers in law and policy, to increase student’s exposure to industries they may have not considered,” […]
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By Jess Feldman and Kimberly Johnson Lindsay Thompson will be featured on the Chlorpyrifos and the Legal Landscape of Pesticide Regulation panel at this year’s Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. You can register through this link. Thompson will join Joshua Segal from the Office of the Maryland Attorney General and Dave Myers from the University of Maryland […]
By: Kimberly Johnson and Suzanne Street Fresh outlooks, practical solutions and up-to-the-minute information about fermentation, soil, beekeeping, vermicomposting, small scale mushroom production and more are what’s in store for the 15th Annual Small Farm Conference to be held in the Student Services Center on the UMES campus. On-site registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 2, online registration is available here. UMES Extension Legal Specialist Nicole Cook will lead the session Business and Legal Considerations […]
A key mission of the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is to identify the legal needs of Maryland’s farm families and create educational resources designed to meet those needs. Recently, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) conducted a series of agricultural needs assessment surveys, collecting data from 16 counties in Maryland’s eastern shore and western-northern region. In the category of industry viability and concerns, early survey results show respondents ranked regulations and legislation as their […]
The University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) provided a series of special on-farm food safety and recall readiness trainings for farmers in January 2018. These trainings are supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. A series of webinars are scheduled for February for those who were unable to […]