Cultivating Opportunities in Agribusiness

A conference for aspiring young farm entrepreneurs.
 

Saturday, March 22
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Learn about agribusiness directly from entrepreneurs and farm owners in the industry.
  • Discuss how entrepreneurial farming families and business owners are adapting to the changes in agriculture and the economy.

If farming is your family business or you’re planning a future in agriculture, join us for this special event.

 

Register online today!
For first student, search for Course #: XXZ-537-A3
For parent or additional sibling, search for Course #: XXZ-537-B3
Students: $10; parent or additional sibling: $5 (includes lunch)

 

Agenda

 

9 - 9:10 a.m. - Welcome

 

9:10 - 9:55 a.m. - Keynote
Growing Your AgriBusiness
Amy Wallace, regional director of the Maryland Small Business Development Center 
Learn the basics of starting and growing your own agribusiness.

 

10:05 - 10:50 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • The ABC’s of Ag Mechanics
    Taylor Barnes, owner of Taylor’s Ag Repair in Westminster and a graduate of the John Deere TECH Program at Northeast Iowa Community College  
  • Running the Family Farm Market
    Julie Flinchbaugh,  market manager at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hellam, Pa. 
  • What Does It Take to Work in Extension?
    Becky Ridgeway,  4-H faculty assistant in Human Sciences, Carroll County 4-H Program 
  • Blazing Your Own Trail in the Equine Industry
    Aj Baginski, owner of Aj’s Farrier Service in Westminster
    Shannon Fielder, horse trainer, Baltimore County   

 

11 - 11:30 a.m. - Lunch and door prizes

 

11:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • The ABC’s of Ag Mechanics
    Taylor Barnes, owner of Taylor’s Ag Repair in Westminster and a graduate of the John Deere TECH Program at Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Running the Family Farm Market
    Julie Flinchbaugh, market manager at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hellam, Pa.
  •  Cultivating Your Own Vineyard
     Ashley Harrison Mulloy, owner of Eden Mill Vineyards in Woodbine
  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Wildlife Management and Environmental Education
    Jim Serfass, 4-H faculty assistant in Environmental Science, Carroll County 4-H Program 

12:35 - 1:20 p.m. -  Breakout Sessions

  • Women in Agriculture Panel
    Julie Flinchbaugh, Ashley Harrison Mulloy, Shannon Fielder and Becky Ridgeway
  • The Carroll County Public Schools Biz Challenge
    Jason Stambaugh, founder of the Carroll Biz Challenge, a business contest for entrepreneurs.
  • When Agriculture is Your Addiction
    Justin Seagle, farm equipment operator at Lippy Brothers, Inc. in Hampstead, and a graduate of the Institute of Applied Agriculture at the University of Maryland, College Park 
     

1:30 - 2 p.m. -  Closing Remarks/Door Prizes

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