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Fall and Winter Meetings

Food Safety Moderization Act Produce Safety Rule Training

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for produce growers that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

Wednesday December 8, 2021   
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
Cost: $25.00
This program will be held at the St. Mary's County Ag Service Center,

Radio Station Way, Suite E2, Leonardtown MD 20650
If you have questions please contact Megan Todd, (316) 993-5293 or by email


For those interested in attending this meeting please use the link below to register.

The University of Maryland Extension (UME) Fruit and Vegetable meetings dates for the 2022 production season have been set!

There are a combination of both in person and virtual meeting avaialble for growers and other interested partys to attend. 

Dates starting in early December and through early March 2022 offer a great deal of flexibility for everyones schedule.

Growers can obtain this information by going to

Pesticide and Nutrient Management
Meetings and Exams for the 2022 Production Season


Those producers holding a pesticide license and needing renewals, or those interested in obtaining a license have several opportunites to take the needed programs duing the fall and winter months. 

Producers need to be reminded that anyone utilizing gramoxone with the new lable is now required to hold a pestidie applicator certificate.

Also available during the fall and winter months are programs to obtain or maintain the Nutrient Voucher Certification as required by MDA. 

For those interested in finding a program in your area please review the following link:

Save the Date!

2022 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

February 1, 2022 - February 3, 2022


More information will be posted in the near future. Be assured that the committee is working to make this event well worth attending!

Save the Date!

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference.

February 21-24, 2022:

This conference will be held in Gaithersburg Maryland with many important educational programs throughout the conference and a full day tour on Tuesday February 22, 2022. 

More details will be coming in the months ahead. 

This program was sponsored by Maryland State Horticultural Society, University of Maryland Extension, and University of Maryland - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit

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