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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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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, stone.slade@maryland.gov, 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: news.maryland.gov/mda/press-release/2017/04/12/department-to-host-inbound-canadian-trade-mission/

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1742

Fee: FREE

Webinar: Hiring Farm Employees - Process and Recommendations

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

Location: Webinar (map)

Organizer: Mid-Atlantic Women In Ag

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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. extension.umd.edu//womeninag/webinars

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1759

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, debstan@umd.edu , 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. events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee2tmue324cfc22b&llr=7bqxmbtab

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1750

Fee: FREE

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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Description: www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeCRAFT/posts/1289807847723631

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1749

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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, info@smadc.com, 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: www.eventbrite.com/e/buy-local-challenge-10th-anniversary-celebration-event-southern-maryland-style-tickets-34572503288

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1761

Fee: $99/person

Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Ladew Gardens

August 8, 2017 - August 9, 2017 | Time: TBD

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Contact: Sheryl Pedrick, spedrick@ladewgardens.com, 410-557-9570, x226

Description: Gain knowledge, skills and confidence in raising monarch butterflies and caterpillars. This two-day workshop will provide a meaningful, hands-on experience with an interdisciplinary approach of combining science, gardening, art, geography, literacy, math, technology, Mexican culture and more. Outdoor and classroom instruction provided. 1 MSDE credit provided. Fee includes a curriculum guide, rearing cages, poster, DVD, life cycle t-shirt, milkweed plant/seeds and more. Details: ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Adult-Education/Monarch-Butterfly-Teacher-Workshop

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1752

Fee: $99/person

Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Ladew Gardens

August 10, 2017 - August 11, 2017 | Time: TBD

Location: , Monkton, MD (map)

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Description: Description: Gain knowledge, skills and confidence in raising monarch butterflies and caterpillars. This two-day workshop will provide a meaningful, hands-on experience with an interdisciplinary approach of combining science, gardening, art, geography, literacy, math, technology, Mexican culture and more. Outdoor and classroom instruction provided. 1 MSDE credit provided. Fee includes a curriculum guide, rearing cages, poster, DVD, life cycle t-shirt, milkweed plant/seeds and more. Details: ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Adult-Education/Monarch-Butterfly-Teacher-Workshop ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Adult-Education/Monarch-Butterfly-Teacher-Workshop

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1753

Fields Crops Research Twilight, Barbecue and Ice Cream Social

August 10, 2017 | Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Central Maryland Research & Education Center, 2005 Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD (map)

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Contact: Dave Myers, myersrd@umd.edu, (410) 222-3906

Description: You are invited to a Fields Crops Research Twilight, Barbecue and Ice Cream Social at the Central Maryland Research & Education Center, 2005 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. A barbecue dinner will be served at 4:00 pm followed by homemade ice cream prior to the evening tour. University of Maryland Extension Educators and Specialists will showcase their field crop, vegetable and fruit research plots. Registration required. extension.umd.edu/events/thu-2017-08-10-1600-field-crops-twilight-barbecue-ice-cream-social

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1755

Maryland State Fair

August 24, 2017 - September 4, 2017 | Time: TBD

Location: , 2200 YORK ROAD, LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, MARYLAN (map)

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Description: www.marylandstatefair.com/

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1754

Fee: $10 for FHCASA members, $15 for non-members

Chicken's For Dinner: How to safely slaughter your own chickens

September 16, 2017 | Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

County: Worcester

Location: Naturally Sunkissed Farm, 12728 Jarvis Rd., Bishopville, MD, 21813 (map)

Organizer: Future Harvest CASA

Contact: Niamh (Neve) Shortt, niamh@futureharvestcasa.org, 443-880-1247

Description: Are you raising chickens and want to learn how to safely slaughter them yourself? If so, this is the right workshop for you! Naturally Sunkissed Farm owners Brett and Megan will lead this hands-on workshop using their chickens and top-of-the-line processing equipment. Jonathan Moyle, UMD Poultry Specialist, will also be joining to discuss important biosecurity considerations. Time for the workshop is yet to be decided. Please contact Niamh Shortt at niamh@futureharvestcasa.org for more info.

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1763