Workshops

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.

ADD A WORKSHOP

Sort by:

Fee: Free

Food Donation Tax Credit & Maryland Market Money

December 11, 2017 | Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

County: St. Mary's

Location: Elements Eatery & Mixology, 46580 Expedition Drive, Lexington Park, MD, 20653 (map)

Organizer: Maryland Farmers Market Association & Fair Farms Maryland

Contact: Alicia LaPorte, alicia@fairfarmsnow.org, 8608699788

Description: Elements Eatery, Fair Farms Maryland, and the Maryland Farmers Market Association invite Southern Maryland's agriculture community to join us for networking and a learning session about two new opportunities for local farmers to increase their revenue: The Food Donation Tax Credit Southern Maryland farmers are now eligible to receive a state tax credit of up to $5,000 when donating produce to certified charitable organizations. Learn which food banks and other charities are participating in this program and what paperwork is required to participate. This program is only available to farmers in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties. Maryland Market Money Maryland Market Money is a statewide program run by the Maryland Farmers Market Association that doubles farmers market purchases made with federal food assistance (e.g. SNAP/food stamps), directly investing in farmers and low-income families. Currently, this program is at markets in six counties but we have the opportunity to expand it throughout the state. Speakers: Amy Crone, Founder & Executive Director, Maryland Farmers Market Association Dr. Christine Bergmark, clb Advising LLC & Co-Owner, Even' Star Organic Farm Light fare will be served https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-maryland-farmer-information-session-tickets-40041672721

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1796

2018 Future Harvest CASA's Annual Conference

January 11, 2018 - January 13, 2018 | Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Location: College Park Marriott (map)

Organizer:

Contact:

Description: Featuring Opening Speaker Gabe Brown, Regenerative Rancher


Gabe Brown believes in and practices Holistic Management, a part of which is farming and ranching in nature’s image. He strives to solve problems in a natural and sustainable way. Improving soil health is a priority and no-till farming has been practiced on Brown's Ranch since 1993. A diverse cropping strategy, which includes cover and companion crops are used. Brown has now elimnated the use of synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, and pesticides. Brown uses minimal herbicide and is striving to eliminate it. He does not use GMOs or glyphosate. His ever evolving grazing strategy allows most of our pastures a recovery period of over 360 days. These strategies have allowed the health of the soil, the mineral and water cycles to greatly improve. In other words, the natural resources have benefited. This results in increased production, profit and a higher quality of life for Brown's family. He is moving towards sustainability for not only ours but future generations as well.


More speaker, programming, and schedule information coming soon! Visit the website for updates: www.futureharvestcasa.org/conference

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1781

2nd Annual Local Farm Show- Coastal Sunbelt Produce

January 17, 2018 | Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: The Coastal Companies, 9001 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, Ma, 20723 (map)

Organizer:

Contact: Jacquelyn Daly, JDaly@CoastalSunbelt.com

Description: The Homegrown Hub is Coastal Sunbelt's way of connecting smaller, more unique, and harder to reach farms and producers to our customers, ensuring the availability of the best local products each season!Vendor Information Session: 11am. TOURS: Every hour starting at 10:15am! Last tour will be 1:15pm. RSVP by January 3rd.

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1798

Annie's Project 2018

January 24, 2018 | Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Location: Varries by region, see link (map)

Organizer: University of Maryland Extension

Contact:

Description: See link for dates and details by region: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annies-project-tickets-39289429742

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1795