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 Events in 2021

Year 2020

May
Event: Webinar on the H-2A Visa Program and COVID-19
Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: online webinar
Description:The Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) will host a webinar for farm employers on recent COVID-19 related changes to the H-2A visa worker program. State and federal experts will explain recent adaptations to the H-2A visa worker program and how employers can prepare for having foreign workers on the farm this summer. Examples of topics that will be covered include: paid sick leave for H-2A workers, worker housing requirements, COVID-19 and the 3/4 guarantee, and keeping proper records.

Speakers will include Carlos Turcios, MD Department of Labor and Licensing Regulation, Nicholas Fiorello, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, and Sarah Everhart, Managing Director, Agriculture Law Education Initiative, Maryland Carey Law. According to Everhart, employers are encouraged to submit questions to her in advance of the webinar via email at severhart@law.umaryland.edu or by phone at 410-458-2475. Register for the webinar today through the ALEI website at umaglaw.org.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/h2-a-visa-worker-program-covid-19-what-md-employers-need-to-know-tickets-103365996478

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Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How To Webinar Series: Worker Health and Hygiene
Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm to 12:45 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Registration and Program Description: https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-05-22-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-worker-health-and-hygiene

June

Event: American Society for Enology & vitcuture Eastern Section 71st Conference and 45Th Annual Meeting - CANCELED
Date: June 15-18, 2020
More Information: https://www.asev.org/2020-national-conference

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Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How To Webinar Series: Water Risk Assessments
Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Registration and Program Description: https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-06-19-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-water-risk-assessments

July

Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How To Webinar Series: Water Quality Testing and Criteria
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Registration and Program Description: https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-07-17-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-water-quality-testing-and-criteria

August

Event: North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) Summer Tour
Date: August 18-19, 2020
Location: Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland OR. 97220
More Information: https://www.nasga.org/n-american-strawberry-growers-summer-tour.htm

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Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How To Webinar Series: Wildlife Monitoring
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Registration and Program Description: https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-08-21-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-wildlife-monitoring

September

Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How To Webinar Series: Post-Harvest Sanitation
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Registration and Program Description: https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-09-18-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-post-harvest-sanitation

October

Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How To Webinar Series: Use of Biological Soil Amendments
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Registration and Program Description:
https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-10-16-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-use-biological-soil-amendments

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Event: American Wine Society National Conference
Date: October 29-31
Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004
Registration and more information: https://americanwinesociety.org/conference/

November

Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How To Webinar Series: Creating a Food Safety Plan
Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Registration and Program Description:
https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-11-20-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-creating-food-safety-plan

December

2021

January

Event: Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Date: February 2- 4, 2021
Description:  The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities - all designed to enable fruit, vegetable and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. About 2,200 persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond gather each year at the Hershey Lodge for the Convention.
Registration: will open  to all interested commercial fruit, vegetable, direct marketers, and allied industry personnel. in late November 2020.

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Event: North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) Annual Meeting & Conference
Date: January 17-20 2021
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
More Information: https://www.nasga.org/n-american-strawberry-growers-conference.htm

February

Event: 2020 IFTA Annual Conference and Tours
Date: February 9-12, 2020
Location: Amway Grand Plaza - Grand Rapids, Michigan
For more information: https://www.ifruittree.org/ifta-events

April

May

Event: International Strawberry Symposium
Date: May 1-5, 2021
Location: Rimini, Italy
More information and registration: https://www.iss2021.com/

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