University of Maryland Extension

Lower Shore Farm Bill Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Rockawalkin Community Hall
6772 Rockawalkin Rd
Hebron, MD 21830
United States
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           On August 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worecester 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

You can register at The cost is $10 and includes lunch. If you need any special acommodations, please contact the Somerset County Extension office at 410-651-1350.

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