University of Maryland Extension

Western and Central Maryland Farm Bill Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dutch's Daughter
581 Himes Avenue
Frederick, MD 21703
United States
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            On August 19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in the Frederick, Montgomery, Washington 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.

This Farm Bill Workshop will take place at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave. in Frederick and will prepare Maryland farmers for their upcoming decisions. 

            “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.  Dairy producers, especially, will want to understand how the new Margin Protection Program will impact their decision-making process.

            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 Dairy, 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 on or before August 9. To register, send check ($10.00 per person)  made payable to Frederick County EAC to University of Maryland Extension, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD  21702-8200.

You may also register online by going to: (additional fees apply).

Registration fee includes lunch buffet of sautéed beef tips, Dutch’s chicken, garden salad, twice backed potatoes, fresh vegetable, rolls, dessert and beverages. Call 301-600-3576 with questions.

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