University of Maryland Extension

Workshops Aimed at Local Officials Covering Developing Agricultural Issues to be Held in Wye Mills and Salisbury

Image of poultry house at sunrise on the Eastern Shore of MD.  Image by Jon Moyle
Image of poultry house at sunrise on the Eastern Shore of MD.
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Jon Moyle

College Park, MD. – Chesapeake College and the Lower Shore American Job Center will host one-day workshops for local officials interested in learning more about developing issues in agriculture that Maryland producers are facing. 

The “What’s That Smell?” Understanding Modern Agriculture and What Officials Need to Know Workshops will be held September 17, 2019, at the Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills and on October 10, 2019, at the Lower Shore American Job Center in Salisbury. Each workshop will be from 9 am to 3 pm. Sessions will cover issues associated with poultry production, crop production, and developments with right-to-farm laws.

To register online: September 17, 2019 at the Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.

October 10, 2019, at the Lower Shore American Job Center in Salisbury.

“County officials from zoning and planning to members of the agricultural reconciliation boards can often have a huge impact on farmers in their counties.  These workshops will allow officials and anyone else interested in attending relevant and up-to-date information on practices and issues farmers are currently addressing,” said Paul Goeringer, Extension legal specialist with the University of Maryland. 

These workshops are hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture, the Agriculture Law Education Initiative, and the University of Maryland Extension 

The workshop is sponsored by the generous funding from the Maryland Grain Producers’ Utilization Board.

 
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