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Getting the Most from Your Email Program Spend Mastering Marketing - October 2020business’ email service provider, content delivery format is more important than ever. While several social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are popular for sharing pictures and product promotions, email is still “The King” of online marketing tools.
Plan and Promote 2020 Holiday Sales and Activities Now Mastering Markeing - September 2020
How to Evaluate the Transition Cow Program What is the transition period?The transition period is defined as the 3 weeks before calving through the 3 weeks after calving.  During this time, cows “transition” from a pregnant, non-lactating state to a non-pregnant, lactating state.  This event involves many coordinated physiological changes in the cow, and failure of any one of these changes to occur at the right time or in the r
Don’t Eat a Third Hand Tomato; Come to the Farmers’ Market Mastering Marketing - Special Edition 2020 
Agritourism Operations and Liability Concerns this Fall Season Mastering Marketing - July 2020With so many concerns for the Fall agritourism season, here is an informative podcast that helps outline how to mediate some of the risks of hosting events this Fall season.
Adjusting Direct Marketing to Selling On-line, a 24-7 Opportunity Masterning Marketing - Special Edition June 2020
Pivot to Bundling Products to Increase Sales Mastering Marketing - June 2020
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Resources are Now Available USDA has recently announced a new program to provide assistance to growers and livestock producers who aced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. The new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will begin to signup on May 26 and close on August 28th. See https://www.farmers.gov/cfap from USDA.
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): What Dairy and Beef Producers Need to Know Background:The USDA CFAP Program has allocated $16 billion in funds for direct payments to farmers to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funds are derived from two sources: the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act.  Funds from the CARES Act are meant to help farmers cope with price reductions
Collaborative Marketing-A Process; Not an Event Mastering Marketing - Special Edition May 2020
Creating a Business of Continuity Plan By: Shannon Dill, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension – Talbot County (written April 2020 for COVID-19 response)
Managing Heifer Inventory on the Dairy Photo credit: Edwin Remsberg
2020 Maryland Crop Production Meetings University of Maryland Extension has announced dates for this year’s crop production meetings that will be conducted around the state between December and March. The most recent research, information and data will be shared at these meetings and will help make 2020 growing decisions for agricultural crops. The meetings are open to all interested in agronomy, forage, vegetables and fruit.
Sell the Sizzle Mastering Marketing - September 2019
Finding An Attorney for Your Case Requires Asking the Right Questions Selecting an attorney to represent you is not always an easy prospect especially if it is your first time needing legal help. You may not know how to go about finding the right attorney or what questions to ask. Does the attorney have experience handling cases like yours? Do you understand how the attorney will bill you? Are you paying a flat fee or being billed hourly?
Launching, Refining, or Growing Your Farm Business- MREDC has Answers Mastering Marketing - Special Edition, August 2019
Matching Prices to Market Outlets Mastering Marketing - August 2019
Pesticide This webpage offers pesticide information, training, and resources for pesticide applicators. Private Applicators
Emerging Models for Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Mastering Marketing - June 2018“You never change things by fighting an existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
Matching Products to Customer Appetites in 2018 Mastering Marketing - January 2018Every December I enjoy reading food trend predictions for the coming year from a variety of sources such as the Specialty Foods Association, the American Restaurant Association, Packer magazine, and  a host of foodie blogs.
Ensuring the Continued Viability of Rural Communities: Using Mediation to Settle Disputes Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution, has considerable advantages over litigation in terms of relationships among parties, finances, and time. Mediation can be a useful alternative to expensive litigation for many disputes.
Marketing and Branding ─ Color it “SOLD” Mastering Marketing - November 2016
Have You Developed an Estate Plan? What Happens When You Die Without A Will? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
Understanding Agricultural Liability: Livestock and Other Animals (FS-990) Understanding Agricultural Liability: Livestock and Other Animals (FS-990, 2014), discusses potential liability for livestock and other animals you may have on the farm.  Typical theories for liability would include strict liability and negligence.  This publication walks you through previous Maryland court ca
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