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2023 CALENDAR

Future Harvest Conference
Date: January 12-14, 2023  |  Thursday-Saturday
Location: The Hotel, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park MD 20740
Registration: https://futureharvest.wildapricot.org/event-4994230
Description: Every winter, more than 700 farmers, educators, agriculture service providers, and foodpreneurs gather for Future Harvest’s annual conference — an extra special three days of workshops, lectures, peer-to-peer experiences, delicious farm fresh meals, an all-star lineup of speakers, and lots of learning and networking!

January

Produce Safety Rule Grower Training (UME-Frederick County Office)
Date:
January 23, 2023  | Monday
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: UME-Frederick Co. Office, 330 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD 21702
Cost: $35
Registration: https://mfsnproducesafety0123.eventbrite.com/
Description: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires. For more information about the course go to https://mfsnproducesafety0123.eventbrite.com/

MGGA/UME/MWA Annual Grape and Wine Conference
Date:
January 25-26, 2023  | Wednesday-Thursday
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kent Island Resort, 500 Kent Manor Drive, Stevensville, MD 21666
Registration: https://marylandgrapes.org/event/maryland-grape-growers-annual-meeting-will-be-january-25-26-2023/
Description: There will be concurrent sessions for both days. The first Wednesday track will be a full day of a New Growers Workshop. The concurrent session will include presentations on vineyard expansion, leaf pulling, vineyard ergonomics, mechanical harvesting, and ripe rot management.  Reception from 5-7 p.m. to interact and share some wines and food. On Thursday the concurrent sessions will have viticulture and winery tracks. The viticulture track includes presentations on vineyard soil quality, late season rot management, a fruit harvesting quality/testing panel, and a cultivar research wine tasting; the afternoon will be dedicated to Spotted Lanternfly background and management. The Winery track will cover all aspects and details of starting a winery, with an overlap of the fruit harvesting quality/testing panel and the cultivar research wine tasting.

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Pre-Conference Workshops
Date: Jan. 30, 2023
For more information on times, location and to registrer: https://go.umd.edu/2023MONDAYWORKSHOPS

2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Date: Jan. 31, 2023 thru Feb. 2, 2023
Location: Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA
To register or for more information: https://go.umd.edu/2023MAFVCRegistration
Description: The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention (MAFVC) is held each year to provide the latest updates and important information to fruit and vegetable growers from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and surrounding states. This year’s convention will feature a trade show with over 170 exhibitors plus three full days of six or more concurrent educational sessions. Sessions on tree fruits, small fruits, wine grapes, organic and general vegetables, marketing, and many other topics are scheduled.

 

February

Southern Maryland Vegetable & Fruit Production Meeting (Save the Date)
Date: February 9, 2023  |  Thursday  |  Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 |  Location: Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr., Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Description: The meeting will provide IPM updates and present on a broad range of production of Vegetable and fruit topics.  Also at this meeting sponsors will showcase their products and services, and state vegetable organization leaders will be present to recruit and answer your questions.   
Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqwgIy8oTYdMSwQ68XNUXKaA3TmHVM_LKrAbC4Hb0y6bbViQ/viewform

Produce Safety Rule Grower Training (UME-Anne Arundel County Office)
Date:
February 10, 2023  | Friday
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: UME-Anne Arundel Co. Office, 97 Dairy Ln, Gambrills MD 21054
Cost: $35
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-psa-produce-safety-rule-psr-grower-training-tickets-464445889157?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Description: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires. For more information about the course go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-psa-produce-safety-rule-psr-grower-training-tickets-464445889157?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Virtual Fruit Grower Meeting
Date:
March 8, 2023  |  Wednesday
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register: https://go.umd.edu/fruitvirtual2023

March

Event: Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting
Date: Mar. 2, 2023  |  Thursday
Location: Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD 21756
Registration: TBA