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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 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

November 8, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: The Crowne Plaza, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD, 21401 (map)

Organizer: The Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI)

Contact: umaglaw@umd.edu, umaglaw@umd.edu

Description: The ALEI Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the complex system of laws that Maryland farmers face. This conference brings together farmers, policymakers, attorneys, and regulators to spread information and stimulate discussion around the environmental laws and regulations relevant to agriculture.

Registration for the conference includes access to all program sessions, downloadable conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Those who wish to receive Delaware Continuing Legal Education Credits will need to pay an additional $50.00 fee during the registration process.

Maryland Pesticide Applicator Credit and Delaware Continuing Legal Education Credits Available. Beginning farmers are eligible to receive a 50% discount off price of admission.
Email Shannon at sdill@umd.edu to apply for the beginner farmer scholarship. extension.umd.edu/events/thu-2018-11-08-0800-agricultural-and-environmental-law-conference

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1938

Sowing the Seeds of Social Media Success: Strategic Market Planning - Two Sessions

November 13, 2018 - November 15, 2018 | Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: See more details below (map)

Organizer: University of Maryland Extension

Contact: Ginger Myers, gsmyers@umd.edu

Description: The marketing world is rapidly changing and so are the tools for interacting with your target market. Internet and social media channels abound. Interactive marketing opportunities such as websites, blogs, e-mail campaigns, podcasts, e-commerce, and videos are taking the marketing world by storm. But with the time demands of running a successful business, how do you determine which of these tools match your marketing goals and your technical abilities?

This seminar will be held in two locations with the same program offered at each site.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL
RESOURCE CENTER
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Thursday, November 15, 2018
CHESAPEAKE
COLLEGE
1000 College Circle, Room HEC 110
Wye Mills, MD 21679

This seminar seeks to offer training for those ready to expand their already existing Internet marketing plans to the next level.

Seminar topics will include:
• Learn to define business vision and goals, brand voice and how to align them with social media marketing activities,
• Gain insight on the operation and application of major social networking platforms,
• Learn to create a marketing action plans based on desired outcomes and how to integrate social media into the mix.
• Stay out of trouble by learning the legal parameters concerning postings, dealing with negative feedback, posting pictures, and on-line offerings.
• Hear from a panel of successful social media farm marketers.
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (check-in 8:30 a.m.)
COST: $65.00 (Includes lunch and resource packet)
REGISTRATION:

To pay by credit card* go to:
TUES., NOV. 13, 2018—Cockeysville, MD location (Registration deadline - Tues., Nov. 6, 2018)
https://socialmedia-nov-13.eventbrite.com
THURS., NOV. 15, 2018—Wye Mills, MD location (Registration deadline - Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018)
https://socialmedia-nov-15.eventbrite.com
*There is an additional processing fee from Eventbrite to pay by credit card

Mail in registration must be received by:
Cockeysville, MD. location—Tues., Nov. 6, 2018
Wye Mills, MD. location—Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018
Mail your check payable to UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND along with registration form to:

University of Maryland, c/o Susan Barnes
18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, Maryland 21756-1104

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For program information or if you require special assistance to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Myers at (301) 432-2767 x338 or e-mail gsmyers@umd.edu.

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1947

Fee: free

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Webinar

November 15, 2018 | Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

County: Maryland

Location:

Organizer: Agriculture Law Education Initiative

Contact: Sarah Everhart, severhart@law.umaryland.edu, 4104582475

Description: Conservation practices are not commonly used on leased land for a variety of reasons. The purpose of the Agricultural Conservation Leasing webinar will provide information about a train-the-trainer workshop series (workshops will be held throughout Maryland-winter 2018/2019) which will equip agricultural service providers, landowners and farmers with the communication and leasing tools they need to install conservation practices on leased farmland. https://umd.webex.com/umd/j.php?MTID=ma15f8993d61769b556c945cfc2e985e5

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1950

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

Contact:

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

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

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