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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: $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. 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. 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.

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: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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. events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eel9dqtz99f5aac8&oseq=&c=&ch=

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

Fee: $40

2018 Maryland Agricultural Pesticide Conference- Denton, MD

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

Location: Caroline County 4-H & Youth Park, 8230 Detour Road, Denton, MD, 21629 (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. www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-maryland-agricultural-pesticide-conference-denton-md-tickets-41113245825?aff=es2

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1831

Fee: $10

Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Expo

February 10, 2018 | Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, MD, 21157 (map)

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Description: Join us for seminars on small flock care, visit with vendors, and talk to our experts! Proposed Seminar Topics Include: Breed Characteristics Showing Basic Production (meat and eggs) Biosecurity Predator Control Marketing Regulations for selling meat and eggs Feeds and Feeding Egg Grading and Handling Health and Care Poultry Harvesting And an 'Ask the Experts' panel for your other poultry questions www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-atlantic-small-flock-expo-tickets-35634001257

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1837

FSMA Combined Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Rules Trainings

February 12, 2018 | Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 am

Location: University of Maryland Extension, Wicomico County, 28647 Old Quantico Rd., Salisbury, MD, 21801 (map)

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Description: Who should attend?
Farmers, growers and food processors who:
• Need to comply with FSMA produce safety rule, preventive controls rule or both. e.g., producers growing leafy
greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. and/or processing them into ready-to-eat products.
• Are exempt from the rule but need to comply with the rules due to supply chain constraints
• Entrepreneurs in processed food business
• Want to remain up-to-date with the FSMA regulations and how to comply with them

What will you get from attending this workshop?
• In-depth understanding of the requirements of produce safety and/or preventive control rules
• Completion certificates required by FSMA
• Guidance regarding food safety risks and how to mitigate them

How much does it cost?
$25 for PSA Grower Training Course (Monday Feb. 12)
$45 for FSPCA Training for Preventive Controls (Tuesday Feb. 13 - Thursday Feb. 15) www.eventbrite.com/e/fsma-combined-produce-safety-and-preventive-controls-rules-trainings-tickets-41344008041?aff=es2

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1826

Fee: Free

2018 Eastern Shore Vegetable Growers Meeting

February 13, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Eastern Shore Hospital Center, 5262 Woods Rd, Cambridge, MD, 21613 (map)

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Description: Join us for the 2018 Eastern Shore Vegetable Growers Meeting to be held in Cambridge, MD. Come hear the latest updates about vegetable diseases, insect pests, crop yields, cover crop management, FSMA and specialty crops. Maryland Pesticide applicators (Private and Commercial A1) and nutrient management credits will be available.

Agenda to come. This event is free and includes lunch, but we require registration so we can have a headcount for lunch.

Contact Emily at 410-228-8800 with any questions. If you need special assistance, please contact Emily at 410-228-8800 by February 1, 2018. This program is open to all. www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-eastern-shore-vegetable-growers-meeting-tickets-38584279619

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1816

Fee: $20

MOFFA Winter Meeting 2018

February 17, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21401 (map)

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Description: Information for farmers and gardeners in search of new ideas, techniques, & inspiration, as well as networking opportunities for consumers and distributors looking for good sources of local, organic food.

Presentations, Panels and Workshops - Including the latest research by University Of Maryland Extension and scientists.

Homegrown ‘Eat Local’ Potluck Lunch
- One of the highlights of the meeting
- Bring a dish to share at the best local lunch around!

Only $5 for members and $20 for non-members marylandorganic.org/events/

Link to this event at: http://MarylandFarmLink.com/resources_detail.php?id=1834