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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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Southern Maryland Crops Conference

November 27, 2018 | Time: 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Baden Volunteer Fire Hall, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD (map)

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Description: Registration/Dinner Deadline - November 13, 2018 $10/person

Ag Law Roundup: Pesticide Drift Legal Issues, Legal Update on Hemp Production, and Crop Insurance Updates
Herbicide Resistance: The Latest on Palmer Amaranth, Waterhemp, Ragweed, and others
Nitrogen Management
Field Crop Disease Update and Head Scab Management
Local Fertility and Pest Issues Update

The registration fee includes a catered dinner. For further information, call 301-934-5403 or your local Southern Maryland Extension Office. Register by November 13, 2018, to insure dinner availability. Please fill out and return the registration form below along with your check. Attendance at this program will also fulfill the requirements for Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification and Nutrient Management Voucher Training https://extension.umd.edu/charles-county/agriculture-and-natural-resources

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1964

Food for Profit: Introduction to Starting a Food Business

December 4, 2018 | Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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Contact: Kim Rush Lynch, kimrush@umd.edu

Description: Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product?

Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business. The course will be held at the Prince George's Soil Conservation District, 5301 Marlboro Race Track Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 on Tuesday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This session of Penn State Extension's popular course has been specifically adapted to Maryland's food production regulations, food entrepreneurial resources, and marketing opportunities. https://extension.umd.edu/events/tue-2018-12-04-0900-food-profit-introduction-starting-food-business

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1965

Grow and Fortify Summit

December 6, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, 500 Pier 1 Road, Stevensville, MD, 21666 (map)

Organizer: Grow and Fortify

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Description: Grow & Fortify Summit: The Future of Value-Added Agriculture
December 6, 2018 • Kent Island

Scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2018 on Kent Island, Grow & Fortify's Value-Added Agriculture Summit will bring together an estimated 200+ attendees for this second time event. Meet Maryland’s robust and diverse value-added agriculture industry, which includes everything from apples, ales, agritourism and angus. Following up on a very successful 2016 Summit, the Grow & Fortify 2018 event would continue to focus on supporting and promoting Maryland’s value-added agricultural producers, growers, agritourism operations and small food businesses.

Presented by Grow & Fortify, Rural Maryland Council and MidAtlantic Farm Credit, the focus for 2018 will be Innovation, Emerging & Potential Markets and Sales & Distribution Channels. In addition to other components, we’ll be including AgPitch - a Shark Tank-style business competition, sponsored by MidAtlantic Farm Credit, for entrepreneurs to present their agriculture business ideas before an audience to compete for cash and related business services.

Attendees will include value-added agriculture producers and small food businesses, state and county agency representatives (Planning & Zoning, Fire & Life Safety, Health, Economic Development Offices, Tourism, Commerce, Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture), state and county elected officials, food and agriculture organizations, media and bloggers, and food policy organizations. www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-and-fortify-summit-registration-50271427192?aff=efbeventtix

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1957

2018 Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference ALL WORMS ALL DAY

December 8, 2018 | Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD, 21756 (map)

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Description: The 2018 Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference ALL WORMS ALL DAY is a day dedicated to worms. All topics covered at the conference will pertain to internal parasite control in small ruminants. The conference is a repeat of the same conference held last year at Delaware State University, except the speakers have swapped topics.

All speakers are members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC; wormx.info): Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland; Dr. Nelson Escobar, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Dr. Dahlia O'Brien, Virginia State University; Dr. Kwame Matthews, Delaware State University; and Dr. Niki Whitley, Fort Valley State University.

The American (formerly Southern) Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control was formed in 2003 in response to the critical state of the small ruminant industry associated with the emergence of anthelmintic resistant worms.

Who should attend?
Sheep, goat, and camelid producers
Veterinarians
Veterinary Technicians
Extension Agents and other Ag professionals
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-delmarva-small-ruminant-conference-all-worms-all-day-tickets-48667319262

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1966

Fee: free

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop

December 10, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

County: Maryland

Location: , 31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury, MD (map)

Organizer: Hughes Center For Agro-Ecology, Inc.

Contact: Nancy Nunn, nnunn@umd.edu, 410-827-8056

Description: Conservation practices are not as common on leased farmland land for a variety of reasons. The Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop series will equip agricultural service providers, landowners and farmers with the communication and leasing tools they need to install conservation practices on leased farmland. Nutrient Management Credits available! This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE18-151. https://agresearch.umd.edu/agroecol

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1951

Small Engine Repair Class

December 15, 2018 | Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Butterbee Farm, 500 Tristam Lane, Baltimore, MD, 21208 (map)

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Description: Class Description: Jack-of-all-trades Brent Murrell will teach participants how to diagnose and repair issues with two stroke and four stroke engines. This class will focus on trimmer and mower repair. At the end of the class, participants will work on their engines with Brent's help. Brent owns Snap Pane, a window repair and contracting company in Anne Arundel County. He has fixed and flipped cars and small engines for years. This class is geared towards farmers and other outdoor workers who may not have fancy tools to fix their engines.

What to Bring: Any mowers or trimmers you'd like to work on after the class www.butterbeefarm.com/smallengine

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1967

Fee: free

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop

January 8, 2019 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

County: Maryland

Location: Chesapeake College- HPAC 127, 1000 College Circle Way, Wye Mills, MD (map)

Organizer: Hughes Center For Agro-Ecology, Inc.

Contact: Nancy Nunn, nnunn@umd.edu, 410-827-8056

Description: Conservation practices are not as common on leased farmland land for a variety of reasons. The Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop series will equip agricultural service providers, landowners and farmers with the communication and leasing tools they need to install conservation practices on leased farmland. Nutrient Management Credits available!

This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE18-151.
nnunn@umd.edu

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1952

Fee: free

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop

January 17, 2019 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

County: Maryland

Location: Charles County Soil Conservation District, 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD (map)

Organizer: Hughes Center For Agro-Ecology, Inc.

Contact: Nancy Nunn, nnunn@umd.edu, 410-827-8056

Description: Conservation practices are not as common on leased farmland land for a variety of reasons. The Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop series will equip agricultural service providers, landowners and farmers with the communication and leasing tools they need to install conservation practices on leased farmland. Nutrient Management Credits available! This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE18-151. https://agresearch.umd.edu/agroecol

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1953

Fee: free

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop

January 23, 2019 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

County: Maryland

Location: Frederick County Extension Office, 330 Montevue Ln. , Frederick, MD (map)

Organizer: Hughes Center For Agro-Ecology, Inc.

Contact: Nancy Nunn, nnunn@umd.edu, 410-827-8056

Description: Conservation practices are not as common on leased farmland land for a variety of reasons. The Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop series will equip agricultural service providers, landowners and farmers with the communication and leasing tools they need to install conservation practices on leased farmland. Nutrient Management Credits available! This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE18-151. https://agresearch.umd.edu/agroecol

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1954

Fee: free

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop

January 28, 2019 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

County: Maryland

Location: Baltimore County Ag Center, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD (map)

Organizer: Hughes Center For Agro-Ecology, Inc.

Contact: Nancy Nunn, nnunn@umd.edu, 410-827-8056

Description: Conservation practices are not as common on leased farmland land for a variety of reasons. The Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshop series will equip agricultural service providers, landowners and farmers with the communication and leasing tools they need to install conservation practices on leased farmland. Nutrient Management Credits available! This work is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE18-151. https://agresearch.umd.edu/agroecol

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1955