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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: What is Urban Agriculture

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Interest is high in urban agriculture, with many entrepreneurs, municipalities, non-profits, and businesses launching urban agriculture ventures. By participating in this webinar you will learn about different definitions of urban agriculture, see examples of commercial urban farming ventures, and...

Annie's Project: Southern Maryland

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Prince George's Soil Conservation District
The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct a Annie’s Project in 2018. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience...

2018 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Friendly Farms Restaurant
Commercial Vegetable Growers are invited to the 2018 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018. Many topics will be covered in connection with vegetable growing in Maryland. This meeting will serve as recertification for Maryland Private Pesticide Applicators, as well...

CSA Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
online
Running a farm with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) component has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This webinar series will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated with a CSA operation and give simple ideas for how risks...

2018 MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Conference

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 - 11:30am to Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
Dover Downs Hotel
Women across the region coming together to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, EMPOWER. February 9, 2018 will mark our 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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Divorce and Farming

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Given that nearly half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, farmers need to be prepared to weather the storm and protect their property and assets. Listen to hear about the legal parameters of property ownership and divorce in Maryland and what strategies can be used to keep farms in the family...

On-Farm Market Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
online
Running a farm with an on-farm market has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This webinar will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated an on-farm market operation and give simple ideas for how risks can be prevented. In addition,...

Agritourism Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Running a farm with an agritourism component has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This webinar series will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated with agritourism operations and give simple ideas for how risks can be prevented...

Annie's Project: MidShore Maryland

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Chesapeake Culinary Center
The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct a Annie’s Project in 2018. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Smart Use Health Insurance- Smart Actions

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Knowing how to use your health insurance will make you a smart health care consumer. Identify smart actions that will help you become a Smart User of health insurance. This session will help you better understand how to use health insurance, learn how to manage health care expenses and identify...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: What Specialty Crop Enterprise is Right for You?

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Growing specialty crops can provide a great niche for farms providing an opportunity to diversify and profit.The USDA defines specialty crops as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” By participating in this webinar you will...

Combined FSMA: Produce Safety & Food Safety Preventative Controls Training-Keedysville

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Combined FSMA PSA & FSPCA trainings 8:00AM – 5:00PM Western Maryland Research and Education Center 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD 21756 Who should attend? Farmers, growers and food processors who need to comply with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, Preventive Controls Rule or both, who...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Risk Management for Food Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
You've worked long and hard to launch your specialty food business. Folks love the product and you're picking up more sales every month and even have a major retail chain interested in test marking your product in several of their stores. But you could lose your business, possibly your other...

Annie's Project: Central Maryland

Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 - 5:30pm
Carroll Community College
The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct a Annie’s Project in 2018. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Legal Implications of Pesticide Drift

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Blowing in the Wind: Legal side of Pesticide Drift. Have you seen the news about drift damage wreaking havoc across South? Have you seen the stories in Maryland of wineries and other specialty crop operations being severely damaged by pesticide drift? Pesticide drift damage can not only have...

2018 Maryland Sheep Breeders Association Shearing School

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - 9:30am to Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 - 3:30pm
Ridgely Thompson Farm
2018 Maryland Sheep Breeders Association Shearing School The school is open to anyone who wants to learn to shear sheep. Ownership of sheep or a desire to become a commercial shearer is preferred. 16 years of age. A body and mind with the strength and willingness to learn to shear sheep. What To...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Small Flock Management

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
4/25/18: Small Flock Management- Getting Started with your Backyard Flock Small flock production on the rise in the United States. It is so important to explore the many aspects to raising a backyard flock before you purchase your first chick. This webinar will teach the essential of housing,...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: How to Avoid the Probate Process

Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Discusses the process of probating a will and some of the negative impacts of probate, and then provides examples of other farm succession/ estate planning legal tools that can help farmers avoid the probate process if that is the best option for their operation. Registration: https://...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Food Marketing Trends

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Consumer food choices are constantly changing. Yet, some components of their choices, such as quality, value, and customer service should never be neglected. As we head into the summer session, let's look at what food trends have surfaced so far in 2018 and how that affects your product offerings...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Holy Hashtag!

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Holy Hashtag! First "# "was a number sign, then a pound sign, now its a hashtag? Why are #hashtags important and why are they used on some social media platforms and not others? We'll unpack the symbol and have you hashtagging like a pro in hashtag heartbeat! Registration: https://...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Facebook Promotions

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
Facebook Promotions. Not everyone who likes your Facebook page sees your posts on their newsfeeds. Typically only 3-5% of your page fans see your content. That's right! Facebook changed the algorithms. Now, the only way to assure maximum visibility is to promote your page, post or events. The good...
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