University of Maryland Extension

Community Supported Agriculture

Understanding a Community Supported Agriculture Agreement: What Should Be Included in a Good CSA Membership Agreement?

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a growing business model for farms in Maryland and nationally. In a typical CSA, members pledge to help cover the anticipated costs of the farm’s production for part of or the entire season. And in return the members receive a portion of the farm’s crops...

Privacy Issues and the Use of sUAS/Drones in Maryland

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the lawful uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or more commonly as drones, are currently limited to military, research, and recreational applications. Under the FAA’s view, commercial uses of...

How do CSA Operators Manage Risks In Their Operations?

CSA operators utilize various methods to manage risks in their operations. One way can be through the membership agreement, but other ways can be utlized. Recently, a report was issued by Mayhah R. Suri and Paul Goeringer discussing the results of the work done by the Department of Agricultural and...

Community Supported Agriculture Contract and Labor Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Frederick County UME Office
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. This workshop will be held on Feb. 26, from 9:30...

Community Supported Agriculture Contract and Labor Workshop

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. One workshops will be held March 3, from 9:30 a...
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues...
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