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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Wildfire Farm Relief Effort and Benefit Auction

May 6, 2017 | Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Description: BENEFIT FUNDRAISER-We have confirmed a date for our benefit auction. Saturday May 6th, 5:00 pm at the Charles County Fair Grounds. Doors open at 3:00pm for Preview of items and for Bidder Registration. We will be holding a benefit auction for the farmers, and ranchers who have been victims of the devastating wild fires. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the farmers, and ranchers! We are currently looking for a sister County in that region, who has been hit the hardest, and we will sponsor them with the money we raise! I am calling on all farm Bureau organizations, 4h groups, and young farmers groups in Anne Arundel, P.G., Charles, Calvert, and St. Marys Counties to please let me know if you would like to assist with this. Thank you so much to Ronald Farrell who has taken the lead in spear heading this great effort. Details:

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Fee: $15

Poultry 101 Symposium

May 10, 2017 | Time: 8:30 am - TBD

Location: Chesapeake College, Todd Performing Arts Center, 1000 College Circle Wye Mills, MD 21679 (map)

Organizer: The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

Contact: Nancy Nunn,, 410-827-8056 X128

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Fee: $250

Understanding Acidified Foods Workshop

May 16, 2017 | Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

County: Anne Arundel

Location: 50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, , Annapolis, Ma (map)

Organizer: Maryland Department of Agriculture

Contact: Carol Reynolds,, 410-840-5769

Description: The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Food Quality Assurance Office will host the “Understanding Acidified Foods Workshop” on Tuesday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis. The training is designed to teach the basics of food safety requirements and regulations for manufacturing acidified food products in Maryland. Seats are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. On-site registration will not be accepted. Registration fee is $250 and includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. Registration closes on May 9. Click here for the registration form and additional conference information. Details:

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2017 Maryland Land Conservation Conference

June 8, 2017 | Time: TBD

County: Baltimore

Location: Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd., Reisterstown, MD, 21136 (map)

Organizer: Maryland Environmental Trust

Contact: Tracy Devine,

Description: Maryland Environmental Trust, together with our partners and sponsors, is once again hosting the annual statewide conference for land trusts and others interested in land conservation throughout Maryland. The conference will feature our usual offering of diverse workshops, presentations, and speakers. This annual land conservation conference is the only statewide event of its kind in Maryland and provides an opportunity to exchange new ideas and partake in meaningful discussions about land conservation and how to effectively protect scenic open space, forests, farmland, and wildlife habitat.

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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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