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July 2019

2019 Hops Farm Tour + Field Day

July 17 @ 8:00 am
University of Maryland – Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, MD 21756 United States
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SMADC Hops Field Day & Farm Tour

Get a closer look at hops production! Learn more about varieties, disease and insect management, harvesting, trellis systems, on-farm brewing and much more. The first stop is the experimental research hopyard at UMD-WMREC, where you will see 24 hop varieties under intensive management. After lunch on the farm, head over to Milkhouse Brewery at Still Point Farm for a look at a commercial brewery and hopyard in action. Registration: $15 Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00…

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October 2019

Getting Your Meat to Market: A Whole Animal Butchery Workshop

October 9 @ 9:00 am - October 10 @ 12:30 pm
Westham Butcher Shop, 37404 Westham Lane
Mechanicsville, MD 20659 United States
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The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and Southern Maryland Meats (SMM) will host the Good Meat Project with internationally renowned butcher and author Camas Davis (Killing It, An Education, 2108, Penguin Random House) and James Beard award-winning butcher Adam Danforth (Butchering Beef, 2017, Storey Press) to present a customized two-day workshop titled “Whole Carcass Butchery, Cut Sheet Analysis and Hands-on Butchery.” The workshop will be held at the Westham Butcher Shop, the Amish owned and operated meat processing facility, that SMADC has…

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November 2019

Maryland Food For Maryland Institutions – Southern Maryland Listening Session.

November 6 @ 6:00 pm
SMECO Auditorium, 15035 Burnt Store Road
Hughesville, MD 20637 United States
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The Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Legislative Task Force is holding several meetings around the state to get input from producers on how to better facilitate farm-to-school and farm-to-institution sales. They are looking for solutions that get more local food into the supply chain, and help farmers sell more products. Legislative possibilities for the upcoming 2020 Session will also be presented at this meeting and participants will have a chance to give feedback. The listening session for Southern Maryland will be…

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Southern Maryland Agricultural Marketing Conference

November 15 @ 8:30 am
College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J W Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 United States
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SMADC is hosting an Agricultural Marketing Conference on Friday, November 15th from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick. This conference is designed for both beginning and experienced growers and farmers looking to brush up on their marketing skills before the 2020 season takes off. Four tracks with breakout sessions will be offered. Pick and mix your sessions/topics between all tracks -- the choice is yours.   Tentative Agenda: 8:15 - Registration 8:30…

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