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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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Annie's Project 2018

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

Location: Varies by region, see link (map)

Organizer: University of Maryland Extension

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Description: See tickets for individual class locations and site specific details. www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annies-project-tickets-39289429742

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

Fee: $60

2018 Starting a Small, Intensive Commercial Farm for Local Markets

January 24, 2018 - March 28, 2018 | Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Location: University of Maryland Extension, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD, 21030 (map)

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Description: In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production.

The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components for ensuring farm profitability. This program is a collaborative effort between University of Maryland Extension and Future Harvest CASA’s new Chesapeake Foodshed Field School and Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP). Additional partners include Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, and several agricultural professionals and successful farmers in the region, including graduates of the BFTP.

What: a 10-part training for beginning farmers
When: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, starting January 24, 2018
Where: the Baltimore County Ag Center, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Cost: $10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Those who register for the entire course will have access to a course website with supplemental lessons. You are able to register for the entire series or single sessions. www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-starting-a-small-intensive-commercial-farm-for-local-markets-tickets-39954800885?aff=es2

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1820

Fee: $60

Workshop Series: Starting a Small Farm (Delmarva)

January 24, 2018 - March 28, 2018 | Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Location: Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD, 21679 (map)

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Description: In this 10-part workshop series for beginning farmers, we will explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including vegetable and fruit production. The below topics are proven, essential components for ensuring farm profitability.

Please note, pre-registration is required. You must register at least 1-week before any session you would like to attend. If there are not enough participants registered 1-week prior to a session, the in-person session may be canceled and a remote webcast viewing option will be offered instead.

The series will be held on Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, in the Health Professions and Athletics Center, Room 139, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Cir Wye Mills, MD 21679. Starting January 24, 2018 and ending on March 28, 2018.

$10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Those who register for the entire course will have access to a course website with supplemental lessons. More farmer, extension, and specialist speakers will be announced on this page as they are confirmed.

Questions? Contact Future Harvest CASA Delmarva Program Manager, Niamh Shortt, at niamh@futureharvestcasa.org, 443-880-1247. www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-series-starting-a-small-farm-delmarva-tickets-41344036125?aff=es2

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1822

Fee: $60

DC Starting a Small Farm Workshop Series

January 24, 2018 - March 28, 2018 | Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Location: University of the District of Columbia (Van Ness Campus), 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, DC, 20008 (map)

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Description: The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Maryland Extension (UME) and Future Harvest CASA's Beginner Farmer Training Program. In a 10-part workshop series, we will explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm.

This series will be broadcasted by Future Harvest CASA and UME via a live web stream, with introductions from local farmers and regional experts. Each session will provide a chance for participants to connect with and learn from each other. The series provides a solid introduction to small farm fundamentals: marketing, financial planning, pest management, managing small farm equipment, and more. www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-starting-a-small-farm-workshop-series-tickets-42022053092?aff=es2

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1829

AGR-302 Intensive Introduction to Urban Commercial Agriculture

January 24, 2018 - March 28, 2018 | Time: TBD

Location: Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD, 20774 (map)

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Description: In this intensive course, you will be taught strategies for planning and designing an ecologically-sound urban farm, based on your needs, goals, and resources. Starting with the basic principles of sustainable farming, this course will touch on crop and soil science, composting, resource management and farm business planning. Also, you will be taught food safety regulations and strategies needed to know to prepare produce for sale. Schedule: 9 sessions from January 24th – March 28th on Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m (No class March 14th) Price: $583 (includes a $466 lab fee, does not include $20 registration fee) www.ecoffshoots.org/education/urban-agriculture-training/upcoming-classes/

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1833

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.

You should attend this event:

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 - 12:00 am

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. 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 - 12:00 am

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. 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. www.eventbrite.com/e/food-safety-and-recall-readiness-workshop-for-agritourism-operators-tickets-38585635675?aff=eac2

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. 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