Workshops and Events

This is a listing of events, workshops and conferences available to the Maryland agricultural community. To submit an event, you must be a registered Maryland FarmLINK member.


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Chesapeake CRAFT At Open Brook Farm

July 10, 2017 | Time: 3:30 pm - 12:00 am

Location: Open Book Farm, 6600B Roy Shafer Rd Middletown, Maryland (map)

Organizer: Chesapeake CRAFT



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Webinar: Email Newsletters, Tips and Tools

July 12, 2017 | Time: 12:00 pm - TBD

Location: Webinar (map)

Organizer: Mid-Atlantic Women In Ag


Description: Are you overwhelmed by the thought of writing your own e-newsletter? It’s not as difficult as you might think to create an engaging newsletter to wow your readers! In this webinar we will discuss the nuts and bolts of developing a newsletter, criteria for content, frequency of distribution, the best way to grow a newsletter, and how to use it to generate revenue and build relationships. In addition to discussing best practices, we’ll even share a few tools to measure your success!

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Fee: $10/person includes lunch

Farm Safety Day

July 14, 2017 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Location: St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 (map)

Organizer: St. Mary's County Young Farmers


Description: Children ages 8-18 (or younger if a parent attends with them) will go through stations such as fire safety, water safety, police K9 demo, agriculture awareness, grain bin and PTO safety, among many others. Rain or Shine. Water, snack and lunch provided. Lunch will be a chicken sandwich meal catered by Chick Fil A, if you require or would like something different please pack a bag lunch and label with child’s first and last name. Please dress appropriately for the weather, apply sunscreen prior to arriving, bring a hat and a change of clothes in case we get cooled off by the firetruck! Registration due by June 16, 2017.

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Fee: $25.00

A Taste of Southern Maryland: Local Food Farmer's Market

July 15, 2017 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

County: Charles

Location: The Village Green, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head, Ma, 20640 (map)

Organizer: Goldman Enterprises, Inc.

Contact: Ronda Goldman,, 240-412-8993

Description: A Taste of Southern Maryland is hosting a local food market on July 15, 2017 at the The Village Green in Indian Head, Maryland. You are cordially invited to exhibit your harvest, fine artisan foods and value added products for the local community and other visitors. Your unique product line is a shining example of the quality culinary/handcrafted offering that makes living in Southern Maryland such a treat. This is the perfect opportunity to distribute local produce/food, introduce your brand, expand your existing clientele, grow your social media lists, and seize the opportunity to sell your products at another location. This is a Producer Only market.

If you are a local producer in the Southern Maryland region or within a 50 mile radius, this is the venue for your artisan offerings. Please indicate what product you are selling in parentheses after your last name during the registration process. The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 8am-3pm.

Space Rentals are $25.00 for a 10x10 space. There is a $2.67 fee for online registration.

For further information please contact: Ronda Goldman, (240) 412-8993, The event will be held at The Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head, MD 20640.)


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National Young Farmers Coalition FSA Loans Workshop

July 17, 2017 | Time: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Location: Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy Annapolis, MD 21401 (map)

Organizer: National Young Farmers Coalition


Description: NYFC is partnering with the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to increase awareness about federal loan programs that can benefit young farmers. These workshops feature a farm tour, a panel of farmers with experience getting FSA loans, a presentation by a local FSA loan officer, and a Q and A where you can ask about how these programs might work for you.

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Fee: $25

Maryland Department of Agriculture to Host Inbound Canadian Trade Mission

July 24, 2017 - July 25, 2017 | Time: TBD

Location: , Annapolis, MD (map)

Organizer: Maryland Department of Agriculture

Contact: Stone Slade,, 410-841-5779

Description: In an effort to open new markets for local farmers, the Maryland Department of Agriculture will host meetings with Canadian produce buyers July 24-25. Buyers are specifically looking to develop sources for watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes, leafy greens, and sweet corn. Registration fee is $25, and includes pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with Canadian buyers. Deadline for registration is May 12. This in-bound trade mission is a joint project by Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina’s agriculture departments. The Canadian buyers will be traveling to Virginia and North Carolina after visiting Maryland. All three states are members of the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) which coordinates international marketing initiatives with state agriculture departments from Maryland to Texas. Details:

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Webinar: Hiring Farm Employees - Process and Recommendations

July 26, 2017 | Time: 12:00 pm - TBD

Location: Webinar (map)

Organizer: Mid-Atlantic Women In Ag


Description: Employees are an important part of the business but can also be a big challenge. If you currently have employees, or have been considering adding a work force to your organization, this webinar is for you. The session will explore the hiring process and ways to acquire employees that best fit your operation.

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Fee: $15 includes dinner

Where to Find the Ag Money & How to Get it!

July 26, 2017 | Time: 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Fisherman's Inn, 3116 Main St., Grasonville, MD, 21638 (map)

Organizer: LEAD Maryland Alumni Committee and Rural Maryland Council

Contact: Debbie Simpkins, LEAD Maryland Foundation Inc, , 410-827-8056

Description: LEAD Maryland Alumni and guests are invited to hear from a panel of grant and loan providers about funding opportunities available and receive tips from experienced grant writers on how to write grants. Come socialize and network with LEAD Alumni and guests while sharing a great meal at Fisherman's Inn Restaurant the evening prior to the Maryland Commodity Classic. The $15.00 registration fee includes dinner. Registration closes July 19, 2017.

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Chesapeake CRAFT At Red Wiggler Community Farm

July 31, 2017 | Time: 3:30 pm - 12:00 am

Location: Red Wiggler Community Farm, 23400 Ridge Rd Germantown, Maryland, MD 2087 (map)




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Buy Local Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration Event – Southern Maryland Style!

July 31, 2017 | Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards, 15800 Croom Road Brandywine, MD 20613 (map)

Organizer: SMADC

Contact: SMADC,, 301-274-1922 x.1

Description: Buy Local Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration Event – Southern Maryland Style! Join us for an evening celebrating Maryland’s farms and food at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Buy Local Challenge. The event will feature: tastings of local farm products (such as fruits, vegetables, meats, wine, distilled spirits, ice cream, baked goods, and more), a locally sourced Southern Maryland style buffet dinner, live music, lawn games, clydesdales, and the opportunity to purchase from Maryland farmers, producers, artisans, and crafters. Details:

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