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 Events in 2021

Year 2020

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

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Event: Reopening a Winery Tasting Room in the COVID-19 Environment: A Panel Discussion
Date:
July 22, 2020
Time:
3:00 to 4:00 PM EST
Location: online webinar
Registration: https://bit.ly/31y1sB3
Description: In this live webinar, we bring together panelist from Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and North Carolina to describe the measures they have taken to reopen their tasting rooms, how they have continued to engage with consumers during the pandemic, and related.

To be covered: Over the past several weeks, winery tasting rooms across the region have reopened and invited consumers to return to the winery for tastings, but with protocol changes that include social distancing between groups, sanitation, and reduced interaction with tasting room staff. Attendees will be able to interact with panel members during the question and answer portion of the session.

Panelists:  Ethan Brown, winemaker, Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC; Jim Quarella, founder and president of Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ; Nate Walsh, co-founder of Walsh Family Wine, Loudoun County, VA; Others TBA

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Event: Preharvest Winery Preparation and Sanitation
Date:
July 29, 2020
Time:
3:00 to 4:00 PM EST
Location: online webinar
Registration:https://bit.ly/3d98lLc
To be covered: The Preharvest Winery Preparation and Sanitation live webinar, presented by Molly Kelly, Enology Extension Educator, will discuss important preharvest considerations and effective cellar hygiene. Preparing the winery for harvest is critical in the winemaking process. In addition, proper cleaning and sanitation are crucial for quality wine production.
Presenter: Molly Kelly, Enology Extension Educator, Penn State

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/

June

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