Upcoming Women in Ag Webinars – Sept. 27 & Oct. 11

Noon – EST

Register http://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

10/25/17: Selling Your Farm Eggs to Retail Outlets:
Direct Marketing Shell Eggs to Retailers, Wholesalers, and Food Service Facilities in Maryland

There is a strong consumer demand for locally produced foods including a call for more locally produced eggs.  Real profit potential exists for Maryland egg producers to expand their markets in to retail, wholesale and Food Service Facilities in Maryland.

However, shell egg sales must meet several requirements for grading, packaging, labeling, invoicing and transportation protocols.  This webinar will detail those requirements as well as provide links to agencies and resource providers concerning shell egg sales to retailers, Wholesalers and food service facilities in Maryland.  This information can help egg producers expand their marketing beyond the direct to consumer market channel.

11/8/17: Crop Insurance Programs for 2018:
Managing Risk in Your Operation: What About Crop Insurance?
Agriculture is full of risks and there are many options for producers to manage risks in the operation.  One tool for producers to consider is purchasing crop insurance to cover certain losses.  This webinar will cover the basics of crop insurance and various programs that producers might want to consider.

12/13/17: What is Annie’s Project
Annie’s Project is a national program that has gained momentum by connecting women in agriculture.  The program teaches farm management, provides local resources and encourages networking.  It also qualifies for USDA FSA Borrower Training.  The webinar will explain the guiding principles of Annie’s project, a typical program agenda and more details on Borrower Training.