University of Maryland Extension

Upper Shore Farm Bill Workshop

When: 
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: 
Queen Anne's County 4-H Park
Address: 
100 Dulin Clark Road
Centreville, MD 21617
United States
Event Type: 
Description/Notes: 

 On August 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., farmers in the Cecil, Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne's and Talbot 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 the Queen Ann's County Fair Grounds in the Dining Hall 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.  

            The tentative agenda is:

10:30 to 11:00   Registration/Lunch

11:00 to 12:00   Understanding the Decision-making Process in Commodity Programs, Howard Leathers, AREC          

12:00 to 12:45  How the Decision-making Process Will Work on the Farm, Jim Hanson, AREC     

12:45 to 1:15    Legal Issues to Be Aware of in the New Farm Bill, Paul Goeringer, AREC

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

Preregistration is required on or before August 12. To register, send check ($10.00 per person)  made payable to Queen Anne's County EAC (QACEAC) and send to 505 Railroad Ave Suite 4, Centreville MD 21617.  Registration fee covers lunch.  If you have any question contact Shelia Shorter at 410.758.0166.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs.

Cost: 
$10
Contact: 
Shelia Shorter
Contact Phone: 
410-758-0166
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