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August



September

Event: Soil Maps for Production Agriculture
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Location: Online webinar
Time: 12:00 noon
Register: https://2018wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com
Description: The US started mapping soils as a resource over 100 years ago. These maps have data for everything for production agriculture to engineering principles.  Learn how to search for your soil types and what they may indicate for crop production without needing an advanced degree.

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Event: 2018 Maryland Crop Insurance Workshop
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location: Comfort Inn, 4500 Crain Hwy, Bowine, MD 20716
Time: 
Description:
The Maryland Crop Insurance Workshop provides an opportunity to hear from experts on current issues related to the federal crop insurance program and federal farm policy.  The plans for this year's Maryland Crop Insurance Workshop are being finalized with expert speakers to discuss insights into current issues impacting risk management issues in the Mid-Atlantic. This event is free to attend. For more details click here...

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Event: Farm Recordkeeping
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Location: Online webinar
Time: 12:00 noon
Register: https://2018wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com
Description: Recordkeeping is a necessary skill for all business owners.  Farm records inlcude everything from financial to production.  This session will provide some ideas on recordkeeping practices as well as organizing records for farm enterprises.

October

Event: Food for Profit
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Location: Cesapeake Culinary Center, 512 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Cost: $55.00
Registration:
ffp-oct30.eventbrite.com
Description: Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. Although appropriate for any food business owners who want to develop their venture proactively, the workshop is especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale (through grocery stores, open-air markets, or restaurants).

Food for Profit is a very practical session, providing information that you will be able to use immediately to ensure that your business starts out and grows in a way that matches your vision and goals.

November

Event: Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientist Annual Conference
Date:
November 1-2, 2018 (Thursday & Friday)
Location: 
Barren Ridge Vineyards (BRV), 984 Barren Ridge Rd, Fishersville VA 23939
Registration and program information: click here...     

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Event: American Wine Society National Conference
Date: November 1-3, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency, Buffalo, New York
Information and Registration: click here..

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Event: Sowing the Seeds of Social Media Success-Strategic Market Planning - Cockeysville, MD location
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Location: Maryland Agricultural Resource Center, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $65 (includes lunch and resource packet)
Registration: Click here...
Description:
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.

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Event: Sowing the Seeds of Social Media Success-Strategic Market Planning - Wye Mills, MD location
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Location: Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Rm HEC 110, Wye Mills, MD
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $65 (includes lunch and resource packet)
Registration: Click here...
Description:
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.

December

 

Year 2019

 

January

Event: 2019 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference
Date: 
Wednesday, January 9 thru Saturday, January 12, 2019
Location:  Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia
Description: NARBA’s 2019 conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia in association with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SRFVC), a major regional conference with multiple tracks of educational sessions and a large trade show.
More Information/Registration:  go to http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/2019-north-american-raspberry-blackberry-conference/

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Event: Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Date: Thursday, January 10 thru Sunday, January 13, 2019
Location: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah Georgia
Description: 
The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is an educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. Educational sessions, we will address food safety concerns, specific commodity issues on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies.
More Information/Registration: go to http://www.seregionalconference.com/

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Event: 2019 Empire State Producers Expo
Date:
Tuesday, January 15 thu Thursday, January 17, 2019
Location: SRC Arena, Syracuse, NY
More Information/Registration: https://nysvga.org/expo/information/

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Event: Growing Our Future Harvest: 20th Anniversary Conference
Date: Thursday, January 17 thru Saturday, January 19, 2019
Location: College Park, MD
Description:
The region's premier farm and food gathering is celebrating 20 years! Join us for an extra special three days of deep-dive workshops, farm fresh meals, inspiring speakers, and farmer and foodpreneur learning and networking!
Information and Registration: click here...

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Event: Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 thru Thursday, January 31, 2018
Time:  9 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Registration: Click here...  (registration will be available around December1, 2018)

February

Event: 2019 NASGA Annual Meeting & 9th North American Strawberry Symposium
Date:
Sunday, February 3 thru Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Location: Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida
Information/Registration: https://nasga.org/n-american-strawberry-growers-conference.htm

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Event: IFTA Annual Conference
Date: February 24-28, 2019
Location: Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, Rochester, NY
Information/Registration: https://www.ifruittree.org/ifta-events

 

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