The “What's That Smell?” Understanding Modern Agriculture and What Officials Need to Know Workshops will be held September 17, 2019, at the Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills and on October 10, 2019, at the Lower Shore American Job Center in Salisbury. Each workshop will be from 9 am to 3 pm. Sessions will cover issues associated with poultry production, crop production, and developments with right-to-farm laws. Workshops are free to attend and lunch is provided.
“County officials from zoning and planning to members of the agricultural reconciliation boards can often have a huge impact on farmers in their counties. These workshops will allow officials and anyone else interested in attending relevant and up-to-date information on practices and issues farmers are currently addressing,” said Paul Goeringer, Extension legal specialist with the University of Maryland.
These workshops are hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture, the Agriculture Law Education Initiative, and the University of Maryland Extension. The workshop is sponsored by the generous funding from the Maryland Grain Producers' Utilization Board.