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Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farm, Commercial Fishing, and Seafood Operators

Many individuals moving into agricultural areas in Maryland have no farm backgrounds and little understanding of agricultural operations. The same is true of commercial fishing and seafood operations in Maryland. Once there, the new residents may find the noises, insects, farm equipment on the...

Showcasing Cover Crops

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Clear Meadow Farm
See two different research and demonstration plots that show the benefits of cover crops Learn the power of cover crops to boost grain crop yields through nitrogen and water avialability Hear Steven Mirsky (Research Ecologist, USDA Ag Research Service) and Nevin Dawson (Sustainable Agriculture...

Food Preferences and Purchasing Trends─Getting Out Ahead of the Curve

Food Trends
Mastering Marketing - June 2017 During a recent webinar that I led addressing vending at Farmers’ Markets, a participant asked how to discover food trends and consumer purchasing preferences. While we discussed several resources for searching out “what’s hot and what’s not”, the real key to keeping...

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices for Fruit & Vegetable Producers Training

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture (Downstairs Conference Room)
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Maryland Extension, and University of Maryland will be conducting an advanced food safety training workshop for fruit and vegetable producers on Monday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Maryland Department of...

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