University of Maryland Extension

Southern Maryland Farm Bill Workshop

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
St. Mary's Agricultural Service Center
26737 Radio Station Way
Leonardtown, MD 20650
United States
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        On August 15th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in the Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties area will have an opportunity to get a grasp on the new farm bill programs.  The workshop is sponsored by University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland Extension (UME), Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), and USDA – Risk Management Agency.

            “The new farm bill is complicated and Maryland grain and dairy producers will want to be aware of how to best choose their options using software aids,” said Dr. Howard Leathers, AREC associate professor.  “By attending a workshop, a producer will walk away with a better understanding of the new programs in the farm bill and how these programs could potentially impact their operations,” Leathers said.  

            The tentative agenda is:

9:30 to 10:00               Registration

10:00 to 10:30             Overview of New Farm Bill Programs, Representative of USDA-FSA to be announced

 10:30 to 11:30             Understanding the Decision-making Process in Commodity Programs, Howard Leathers, AREC.           

11:30 to 12:30             Lunch

12:30 to 1:45               How the Decision-making Process Will Work on the Farm, Jim Hanson, AREC

1:45 to 2:15                 Legal Issues to Be Aware of in the New Farm Bill, Paul Goeringer, AREC

2:15 to 3:00                 Tying It All Together, Howard Leathers, AREC

Preregistration is required and will cover the lunch.

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