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 […]
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Nicole Cook, environmental and agricultural faculty legal specialist with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative at UMES, will be the keynote speaker at the UMES winter workshop, scheduled for Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Richard A. Henson Center. The workshop, intended for farmers with business and legal concerns, will focus on agriculture labor and taxes. “The workshop is a one-stop-shop opportunity for farmers to get a lot of information in a […]
By: Kimberly Johnson Over 100 farmers, regulators, agricultural professionals, students, and policymakers took part in the third annual Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference on November 17, 2017 in Annapolis, MD. The conference brought together the state’s environmental, agricultural, and legal communities at one event to stimulate discussion and advance understanding of the relevant issues, laws, policies, and regulations that Maryland farmers face. Panelists covered a diverse array of topics, including Organic Farming, Legal Resources for Improving […]