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Event: 2018 ASEV National Conference
June 18-21, 2018
Location: Portola Hotel & Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California
Registration: click here..


Event: 2018 MGGA Summer Field Day  (SAVE THE DATE)
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Schmidt Farms, Sudlersville, MD
The field day will be held at the Schmidt Farms in Sudlersville, MD on the Eastern Shore.  So far we have Jennie Schmidt giving a detailed vineyard tour, Dr. Joe Fiola performing the vineyard walk though and situational assessment with Jennie.  Worker Protection Standards updates by Dave Myers from UME.  Jeannette Smith from VineSmith will present the latest in pesticide treatments (proposed), Research Wine Tasting Trials and more yet to be determined! Keep a look out for more details in May.


Event: 2018 Farmers' Field Day at LESREC
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
27664 Nanticoke Road, Salisbury, MD 21801
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
(Pre registration is required - head count needed for refreshments)
Description: Research topics shared: IR-4 Program, Ag Law and Conserve, Plant Pathology - Downy Mildew and White Mold, Plant Diagnostic Information, Nutrient Management/Soil Health (chance for Nutrient Management), Herbicide Resistance and Integrated Weed Management (chance for Pesticide Credits), Bee and Pollen Research, Poultry / Dairy Information, and Variety Trials.

Researchers and Ag Agents will be available to answer questions. University of Maryland Extension will also have information on Food Safety. Local representatives will be available for one-on-one conversations.



Event: Hops Part 3: Productive Varieties and Harvesting
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Wye Research and Education Center, 301 Education Dr., Queenstown, MD 21658
Cost: $20 Future Harvest CASA Member/ $30 Non-Members
This hops workshop, the third in our 2018 hops growing series, will cover local research trials on the best varieties for the Delmarva region, the ins and outs of harvesting bines, and opportunities to process or sell your hops through the Chesapeake Hop Exchange. Please be prepared to travel or carpool during the field day. We will meet at the Wye Research Center at 1:00 p.m. and travel approximately 35 minutes to Sudlersville, where we will tour the Chesapeake Hop Exchange before finishing up at Patriot Acres Farm Brewery. The event will conclude with a tour and pizza and beer tasting! Must be 21 or older. Pizza and beer tasting is included in the ticket price and additional beer can be purchased onsite.

First location: Wye Research Center, 301 Education Dr., Queenstown, MD 21658.
Questions? Contact Niamh Shortt at


Event: 2018 MSHS Summer Tour
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 PM
Hollabaugh Bros. Market, 545 Carlisle Road. Biglerville, PA 17307
Cost: $25 MSHS Member; $35 Non-Member
Description: For this year’s summer tour, we will be visiting two well-managed family farms (Hollabaugh Bros. Farm and Market & McCleaf’s Orchard), as well as attending the FREC Centennial Celebration and Field Day in Pennsylvania. This tour will showcase grower innovations in horticultural production, marketing, and attending the FREC Centennial Celebration luncheon, information sessions. Agenda



Event: Crops Twiligh Barbecue & Ice Cream Social
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Location: Central Maryland Research and Education Center - Upper Marlboro Farm, 2005
Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Event is free, however a reserved meal ticket is required
Registration: contact University of Maryland Extension-Anne Arundel County Extension Office at 410-222-3906 (registration deadline August 6)
Description: A barbecue dinner will be served at 4:00 pm followed by homemade ice cream prior to the evening tour. University of Maryland Extension Educators and Specialists will showcase their field crop, vegetable and fruit research plots. Barbeque begins at 4:00 PM, Ice cream Served at 5:15 PM, Crops Twilight at 6:00 PM Please arrive on time as the tour will start
promptly at 6:00 PM.








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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