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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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2018 Maryland's Best Expo

January 24, 2018 | Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

County: Anne Arundel

Location: , 511 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD, 21401 (map)

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Description: The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s annual Maryland’s Best Expo will be held on January 24, 2018 from 10am – 2pm at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the Banquet Room in Annapolis, MD.The meeting is designed for Maryland growers, producers, and processors interested in selling their products to buyers from grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools and other venues.

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A Maryland farmer, seafood producer, or processor interested in finding new markets for your products (Depending on the product, it must either be grown or produced in Maryland)
A buyer from a grocery store, restaurant, hospital, school, or other venue looking to purchase Maryland grown or produced products
A service provider in agriculture and local food such as a county extension agent, food writer, etc. marylandsbest.net/13563-2/

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1799

Fee: $75

Annie's Project - Western Maryland

January 24, 2018 - February 28, 2018 | Time: 10:00 am - TBD

Location: Washington Agriculture Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD, 21713 (map)

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Description: Western Maryland 7 sessions, 10:00am to 2:00pm January 24 to Feb 28 (every Wednesday) Snow dates Mar 7 and 14 Location: Washington Agriculture Education Center 7303 Sharpsburg Pike Boonsboro MD 21713 Contact: lhart@washco-md.net Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is farm women and women involved in agriculture with a passion for business, agriculture and involvement in the farm operation. Topics for the sessions cover the five areas of Risk Management – Production, Marketing, Financial, Legal Risk, Human Resources. This course is open to anyone interested in farm management practices. The cost of the entire course including meals and materials is $75. There is an additional $100.00 fee for FSA Borrower Training attendees. The class is open to all. If you require special assistance to attend the classes please contact the site at least two weeks prior. https://extension.umd.edu/annies-project/class-information

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1808

Fee: $75

Annie's Project - Southern Maryland

January 24, 2018 - April 4, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm - TBD

Location: Prince George's Soil Conservation District, 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 (map)

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Description: Southern Maryland 6 Sessions, 6:00 – 9:00 pm January 24, 2018 – April 4, 2018 (every other Wednesday) April 11 (snow day) Location: Prince George's Soil Conservation District 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Contact: kimrush@umd.edu Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is farm women and women involved in agriculture with a passion for business, agriculture and involvement in the farm operation. Topics for the sessions cover the five areas of Risk Management – Production, Marketing, Financial, Legal Risk, Human Resources. This course is open to anyone interested in farm management practices. The cost of the entire course including meals and materials is $75. There is an additional $100.00 fee for FSA Borrower Training attendees. The class is open to all. If you require special assistance to attend the classes please contact the site at least two weeks prior. https://extension.umd.edu/annies-project/class-information

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1809

Fee: Free

Food Safety and Recall Readiness Workshop for Agritourism Operators

January 25, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Forrest Hall Farm, 39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville, MD, 20659 (map)

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Description: This workshop is specifically geared to operators of farms with agritourism components. The workshop will cover Maryland Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) basics, an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food safety risk and recommendations for a CSA operation, recall planning and the role of regulatory agencies in a food safety emergency. Presenters at the workshop will include experts from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Maryland, Maryland Department of Health and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative. Space is limited- register now! *Attendance at this workshop will meet MDA's requirement for GAP training prior to audit and certification. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-safety-and-recall-readiness-workshop-for-agritourism-operators-tickets-38585635675

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1805

Fee: Free

2018 Lower Eastern Shore Agronomy Day

January 25, 2018 | Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Somerset County Civic Center, Crisfield Lane, Princess Anne, MD, 21853 (map)

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Description: Join us for the 2018 Lower Eastern Shore Agronomy Day to be held in Princess Anne, MD. This yearly program provides agronomic crop updates relevant to Delmarva farmers and agricultural service providers. This year’s program will cover weed management, malting barley, “sudden death” syndrome in wheat, insect control, and other relevant topics. Nutrient management and pesticide recertification credits will be available. Pesticide, nutrient and CCA credits will be avaiable for Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. This event is FREE and includes lunch, but we require registration so we can have a head count for lunch. Contact the Somerset County Extension Office at 410-651-1350 with any questions or if you need special assistance. This program is open to all. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-lower-eastern-shore-agronomy-day-tickets-40150066931

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1825

Fee: $20

UMES Small Farm Program: Year-round Grazing Workshop 2018

January 25, 2018 | Time: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Center for Food Science and Technology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 30665 Student Services Center Lane, Princess Anne, MD, 21853 (map)

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Description: How do you go about developing a winter grazing system? That will be the focus of a workshop, to be held January 25 and 27, 2018, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). The theme is Year-Round Grazing – From Pasture Establishment to Grazing Management and Soil Health. Dr. Chris Teutsch is the featured speaker. The workshop will be repeated on Saturday, January 27, to accommodate those not able to attend on Thursday, January 25. Participants can earn 4 Nutrient Management CEU's and 4.5 Certified Crop Advisor CEU's! Registration is required. The $20 registration fee covers a box lunch and all workshop materials. Participants should bring appropriate attire for cold weather and a walk through the pastures. Contact the UMES Small Farm Program at 410-651-6210/6070 with any questions or if you need special assistance. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umes-small-farm-program-year-round-grazing-workshop-2018-tickets-41495086922?aff=es2

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1819

Fee: $15

2018 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting

January 26, 2018 | Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Friendly Farm Restaurant, 17434 Foreston Road, Upperco, MD, 21155 (map)

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Description: This meeting will serve as recertification for Maryland Private Pesticide Applicators, as well as, selected Pennsylvania applicator credits. In addition, growers who attend specified presentation sessions can renew their MDA Nutrient Applicators Voucher. Topics that are critical to commercial produce growers will be as follows: High Tunnel Biocontrol and the New Corn Earworm Trapping Network Update to the Vegetable Recommendation Guide and managing pest resistance Updated Weed Control for Vegetables Spot, Speck, and Canker - Bacterial Diseases Maryland Vegetable Growers Association Update - Brad Miller, MVGA President Phosphorous Management Tool Soil Test Interpretation Nutrient Voucher and Plan Implementation Update (Required for voucher renewal) MDA Pesticide Regulations Update (Required for recertification) Crop Insurance for Vegetable Growers Small Sprayer Calibration and Maintenance Critical Issues Update- NRCS/ SCD Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) update The University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. If you need special accommodations, please contact the Baltimore County office at 410-887-8090 at least 2 weeks in advance or for more information. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-central-maryland-vegetable-growers-meeting-tickets-39878371282?aff=erelexpmlt

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1817

Fee: $40

2018 Maryland Agricultural Pesticide Conference- Frederick, MD

February 6, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Frederick Co 4-H Camp & Activities Center, Inc., 3702 Basford Road, Frederick, MD, 21703 (map)

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Description: 2018 Maryland Agricultural Pesticide Conference, an educational program conducted by the University of Maryland Extension for custom pesticide applicators, dealers, distributors, sales representatives, growers, agency representatives and Extension workers. The Maryland Department of Agriculture will accept attendance at either full-day session for 8 credits in the listed categories: 1A - Agricultural, Plant 1B - Agricultural, Animal 04 - Seed Treatment 06 - Right of Way & Weed 09 - Regulatory 10 - Demonstration & Research 13 - Aerial The Delaware Department of Agriculture will accept attendance at either full-day session as 6 credits in the listed category: 1A - Agricultural Plant (commercial) A pre-registration fee of $40 is required for attendance to the conference. Registration includes lunch, break, handouts, registration materials, and conference costs and must be received by Friday, January 19th. Registrations received after January 19th will be $60.00, no exceptions. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-maryland-agricultural-pesticide-conference-frederick-md-tickets-41116790427?aff=es2

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1830

Women in Ag Conference

February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018 | Time: TBD

Location: Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, 1131 N Dupont Highway, Dover, DE, 19901 (map)

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Description: Women across the region coming together to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, EMPOWER. February 9, 2018 will mark the 17th Annual MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture Regional Conference. The conference goals are to provide women involved in agriculture an opportunity to come together to learn about current issues and topics so they can make informed decisions concerning their agribusinesses and family lives. Sessions will cover topics in marketing, financial, production and legal. Back by popular demand we will offer a preconference, February 8, 2018, with the option of two topics: Social Media and Specialty crops. extension.umd.edu/womeninag/annual-conference

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1813

Fee: $15

Southern Maryland Vegetable & Fruit Production Meeting

February 8, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Bowie Elks Lodge #2309 , 1506 Defense Highway (Route 450), Gambrills, MD, 21054 (map)

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Description: Make plans to attend the Southern Maryland Vegetable and Fruit Production Meeting on February 8, 2018, at the Bowie Elks in Anne Arundel County. This meeting will provide Private Applicator Recertification & Nutrient Applicator Voucher Recertification. Speakers will provide IPM updates and present on a broad range of production topics. Also meeting sponsors will showcase their products and services, and state vegetable organization leaders will be present to recruit and answer your questions. Please attend and make this meeting the best ever. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eel9dqtz99f5aac8&oseq=&c=&ch=

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1815