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$ $100-175
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University of Maryland Agroecology Lab

Salinity-Affected Lands in Transition (SALT) Conference

Tuesday, Jun 11 - Wednesday, Jun 12
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$ $100-175
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University of Maryland Agroecology Lab

Saltwater intrusion represents one of the foremost challenges related to climate change facing farmers in coastal communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. SALT, a two-day conference focused on saltwater intrusion and sea level rise in coastal agroecosystems, will be held June 11 and 12, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Md., and hopes to address what is happening in academics and on the ground to face it.

SALT stands for “Salinity-Affected Lands in Transition.” The conference will feature expert speakers discussing saltwater intrusion and sea level rise, case studies of areas across the country and hemisphere, environmental justice, coastal farming, ghost forests, adaptation solutions and mitigation strategies.

“The SALT Conference will bring together practitioners, policy-makers, and scientists to discuss issues related to sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion across the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. I am excited to share some of our lessons learned from projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia (funded by USDA-NIFA, NFWF, and the NSF) and learn from others who are facing similar challenges across the U.S. and the world,” said Dr. Kate Tully, a University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher investigating saltwater intrusion on the Delmarva Peninsula. “The SALT conference will provide a platform for information sharing, partnership building, and networking. I'm hoping for a great turnout.”

This conference highlights research being conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) Agroecology Lab, the University of Delaware (UD) and George Washington University (GWU) on the Delmarva Peninsula, which comprises the coastal areas of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The partners have been researching the extent and economic impact of saltwater intrusion in the region and developing potential mitigation strategies for land affected by saltwater intrusion. The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology has been partnering with researchers from these institutions on outreach and stakeholder engagement for the project.

This research and conference are supported by grants from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation. People can register for the conference online at go.umd.edu/SALT. Registration is open until June 3, 2024.

This conference is complemented by a podcast series called Delmarva’s Invisible Flood. The three-episode series features conversations with the researchers at UMD, UD and GWU who are working on the ground to test and implement mitigation strategies, map saltwater intrusion’s extent, and deduce its impact on society. The podcast series can be found at hughescenter.podbean.com.

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Location
SECU Stadium

UMD Commencement

  • Monday, May 20 - Monday, May 20
Location
SECU Stadium

The University of Maryland will hold the 2024 main commencement ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024, in SECU Stadium. The student processional will begin at 6 p.m.

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UMD Alumni Ticket: $40.00
Purchase this ticket if you attended the University of Maryland for your certificate, undergrad or graduate degree.

Non-Alumni & Friends: $45.00
Purchase this ticket if you did not attend UMD and are 18 and above.

Future Terp-Youth 6-17 years old $20.00
Youth are welcome to join us for an evening on the farm. Ages 6-17 are $20. 5 & under are free.

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Eat, Drink & be Maryland

  • Thursday, May 30 - Thursday, May 30
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UMD Alumni Ticket: $40.00
Purchase this ticket if you attended the University of Maryland for your certificate, undergrad or graduate degree.

Non-Alumni & Friends: $45.00
Purchase this ticket if you did not attend UMD and are 18 and above.

Future Terp-Youth 6-17 years old $20.00
Youth are welcome to join us for an evening on the farm. Ages 6-17 are $20. 5 & under are free.

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Join the University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources and the AGNR Alumni Network for a night on the farm! 

Held on the Central Maryland Research and Education Center - Clarksville Facility, this casual farm to table event will include a picnic dinner, wagon tour and showcase of the research and education happening at the facility. Connect with faculty, staff, alums and family, enjoy a delicious meal and support AGNR student clubs at the silent auction. 

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Location
Symons Hall

AGNR Graduation Celebration 2024

  • Thursday, May 02 - Tuesday, May 07
  • Thursday, May 02 - Thursday, May 02
  • Friday, May 03 - Friday, May 03
  • Monday, May 06 - Monday, May 06
  • Tuesday, May 07 - Tuesday, May 07
Location
Symons Hall

Our AGNR Graduation Celebration is just around the corner! Don't forget to stop by Symons Hall (Rm 0107) to pick up your AGNR ceremony tickets, enjoy some snacks, take part in our photo/video booth, snap a cap & gown photo, and pick up your gift from the AGNR Alumni Network.

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The College of AGNR is proud to offer a fully live-streamed ceremony for guests who cannot attend in-person. The stream will be hosted on the AGNR YouTube Channel -- no account or login required. 

Location
Reckord Armory, Gymnasium

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony

  • Tuesday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 21
Location
Reckord Armory, Gymnasium

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony. The commencement ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Location
3800 Golf Course Road, College Park, MD, 20742
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BioBlitz 2024

  • Saturday, May 04 - Saturday, May 04
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Location
3800 Golf Course Road, College Park, MD, 20742
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You will be representing the University of Maryland as we compete against other members of Audubon International. Last year we won International recognition in 2 of the 3 judged categories.  With your help, maybe we can sweep all 3.

We will meet on Saturday, May 4th at 6:30 am at the UMD golf course located at: 3800 Golf Course Road, College Park, MD, 20742.

Once you arrive you will be assigned a group and a starting location. We will give everyone a brief review of the process then send you on your way. Please be on time as we need to be off the course by 9:30 am. Dress in comfortable attire and be prepared to walk.

Our goal is to count as many different living species of plants, insects and animals as possible, in the time allowed.  To do this you will be using the iNaturalist App. It's as simple as taking a photo. If you are not familiar with the App we recommend you download it and check it out in advance.  You can also use the Merlin App to identify birds by their song.

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Cost
Free Event
Location
Firebird Research Farm (UDC)
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

Good Agricultural Practices, Introduction to Produce Safety Rule

  • Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 15
Registration
Cost
Free Event
Location
Firebird Research Farm (UDC)
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

Attend this in-person event to receive certification for Good Agricultural Practices from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. All-day attendance is mandatory to earn the certificate.

Agenda:

Time  
8:00 a.m. Registration open
8:30 – 9:05 a.m. Introductions, expectations, Introduction: Writing a Food Safety Plan
9:05 – 9:55 a.m. What is hazard analysis? Workers: Health Hygiene, and Training (35 min talk + 10 min plan work and discussion)
9:55 – 10:05 a.m. Break
10:05 – 10:40 a.m. Wildlife (25 min talk + 10 min plan work and discussion)
10:40 – 11:45 a.m. Production Water (40 min talk + 15 min plan work and discussion)
11:45- Noon Questions?
Noon – 1:00 p.m. lunch break
1:00 pm – 1:50 p.m. Waste: Fertilizers/Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin (BSAAO’s) (40 min talk + 10 min plan work)
1:50 - 2:40 p.m. Good Handling Practices: Harvest and Postharvest, (35 min talk, 15 min plan work)
2:40 – 2:50 pm Break
2:50 – 3:30 pm Postharvest Water, (30 min talk, 10 min plan work),
3:30 – 4:00 pm Standard Operating Procedures (15 min talk, 15 min writing, 1 example report out)
4:00 pm What is next? GAP implementation, record keeping questions, the audit
4:30 pm Adjourn
A field of growing vegetables
Registration
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Cost
Free Event
Location
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

Good Agricultural Practices, Introduction to Produce Safety Rule

  • Friday, May 10 - Friday, May 10
Registration
Cost
Free Event
Location
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

Attend this in-person event to receive certification for Good Agricultural Practices from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. All-day attendance is mandatory to earn the certificate.

Agenda:

Time  
8:00 a.m. Registration open
8:30 – 9:05 a.m. Introductions, expectations, Introduction: Writing a Food Safety Plan
9:05 – 9:55 a.m. What is hazard analysis? Workers: Health Hygiene, and Training (35 min talk + 10 min plan work and discussion)
9:55 – 10:05 a.m. Break
10:05 – 10:40 a.m. Wildlife (25 min talk + 10 min plan work and discussion)
10:40 – 11:45 a.m. Production Water (40 min talk + 15 min plan work and discussion)
11:45- Noon Questions?
Noon – 1:00 p.m. lunch break
1:00 pm – 1:50 p.m. Waste: Fertilizers/Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin (BSAAO’s) (40 min talk + 10 min plan work)
1:50 - 2:40 p.m. Good Handling Practices: Harvest and Postharvest, (35 min talk, 15 min plan work)
2:40 – 2:50 pm Break
2:50 – 3:30 pm Postharvest Water, (30 min talk, 10 min plan work),
3:30 – 4:00 pm Standard Operating Procedures (15 min talk, 15 min writing, 1 example report out)
4:00 pm What is next? GAP implementation, record keeping questions, the audit
4:30 pm Adjourn
Leafy green vegetables
Registration
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Cost
Free Event
Location
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

Good Agricultural Practices, Introduction to Produce Safety Training

  • Friday, April 26 - Friday, April 26
Registration
Cost
Free Event
Location
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

Attend this in-person event to receive certification for Good Agricultural Practices from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. All-day attendance is mandatory to earn the certificate.

Agenda:

Time  
8:00 a.m. Registration open
8:30 – 9:05 a.m. Introductions, expectations, Introduction: Writing a Food Safety Plan
9:05 – 9:55 a.m. What is hazard analysis? Workers: Health Hygiene, and Training (35 min talk + 10 min plan work and discussion)
9:55 – 10:05 a.m. Break
10:05 – 10:40 a.m. Wildlife (25 min talk + 10 min plan work and discussion)
10:40 – 11:45 a.m. Production Water (40 min talk + 15 min plan work and discussion)
11:45- Noon Questions?
Noon – 1:00 p.m. lunch break
1:00 pm – 1:50 p.m. Waste: Fertilizers/Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin (BSAAO’s) (40 min talk + 10 min plan work)
1:50 - 2:40 p.m. Good Handling Practices: Harvest and Postharvest, (35 min talk, 15 min plan work)
2:40 – 2:50 pm Break
2:50 – 3:30 pm Postharvest Water, (30 min talk, 10 min plan work),
3:30 – 4:00 pm Standard Operating Procedures (15 min talk, 15 min writing, 1 example report out)
4:00 pm What is next? GAP implementation, record keeping questions, the audit
4:30 pm Adjourn
Farmer doing paperwork
Registration
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Cost
Free Event
Location
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

Do Urban Farmers Need SOPs? How Do I Do That?

  • Thursday, April 25 - Thursday, April 25
Registration
Cost
Free Event
Location
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm
About the Organizer
Contact
Carol Allen
Phone: 240-994-5043

How do you communicate to your workers, volunteers, and other visitors your policies and procedures that support produce safety? You give them a recipe! They are better known as a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Learn how to write an effective SOP and the best ways to communicate those ideas.

For more information contact Carol Allen, callen12@umd.edu, 240-994-5043

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