University of Maryland Extension

Webinars

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each Month at Noon EST

Cost is FREE

All are invited to participate

Upcoming Webinars

9/27/17: The Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety and Modernization Act & the Records You Need to Keep

If you grow produce you need to keep records in order to comply with the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act(FSMA). If your operation is not subject to the law you need to keep certain records to prove your exemption. If your operation is subject to the law you need to keep certain records to be in full compliance with the law. Join the webinar to learn which records your operation needs to keep to stay compliant with FSMA.

10/11/17: Urban Soil Quality

What are the contamination risks to be aware of when growing in urban soil? How should you test for soil contaminants? How do you interpret the test results? What treatment and management options exist? Which of those are practical? If you're interested in the answers to any of these questions, tune in to this webinar.

10/25/17: Selling Your Farm Eggs to Retail Outlets

Direct Marketing Shell Eggs to Retailers, Wholesalers, and Food Service Facilities in Maryland

There is a strong consumer demand for locally produced foods including a call for more locally produced eggs.  Real profit potential exists for Maryland egg producers to expand their markets in to retail, wholesale and Food Service Facilities in Maryland.

However, shell egg sales must meet several requirements for grading, packaging, labeling, invoicing and transportation protocols.  This webinar will detail those requirements as well as provide links to agencies and resource providers concerning shell egg sales to retailers, Wholesalers and food service facilities in Maryland.  This information can help egg producers expand their marketing beyond the direct to consumer market channel.

11/8/17: Crop Insurance Programs for 2018

Managing Risk in Your Operation: What About Crop Insurance?

Agriculture is full of risks and there are many options for producers to manage risks in the operation.  One tool for producers to consider is purchasing crop insurance to cover certain losses.  This webinar will cover the basics of crop insurance and various programs that producers might want to consider.

12/13/17: What is Annie's Project

Annie's Project is a national program that has gained momentum by connecting women in agriculture.  The program teaches farm management, provides local resources and encourages networking.  It also qualifies for USDA FSA Borrower Training.  The webinar will explain the guiding principles of Annie's project, a typical program agenda and more details on Borrower Training.

 

Duration Approximately 1 hour

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Ethernet connection instead of wireless (wireless will work, but a hard line is more stable)

Archived Webinars

Our Archived Webinars are organized by the 5 areas of Risk Management.

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