Conference Schedule at a Glance



8:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Open & Exhibitor Set-up
9:00 am – 12:00 pmPre-Conference Sessions
ALDI & BFTP Orientation – Salon E
Aging Gracefully: Strategies for Transitioning off of the Farm –
Salon F
Edible Native & Vegetable Perennial Plants for your Farm or Garden – Salon G
12:00 pmBook Signing: Dani Baker – Exhibitor Hall
2:00 pm – 5:00 pmPre-Conference Sessions
The Elephant Garlic in the Room: How to Find Land and Money for your Farm Business to Flourish – Salon E
From Ideas to Profits: Developing Successful Value-Added Products –
Salon F
Nourish Yourself! From Low Back to Burnout – Salon G


8:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Open & Exhibits
8:30 am – 9:30 am

Session I
Understanding NRCS: A Deeper and Practical Approach – Calvert Ballroom CD
My Best CSA Marketing Strategy – Salon F
On-Farm Composting & Compost Use in Maryland – Salon G
Adding Solar to Your Farm – Salon E
Experienced Farmer Chat – Harriet Tubman Room
Farmers as Endurance Athletes: Stretch and Strengthen to Stay In the Game – Calvert Ballroom AB

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Session II
Let’s Talk Leases – Calvert Ballroom CD
Leveraging Online Sales for Collaboration & Profitability –
Salon F
Building Your Fertility Plan: Soil Health, Fertigation, and Foliar Feeding – Salon G
Expanding Food Access For All with Online SNAP Payments for Farmers – Salon E
Make Your Own Fire Cider (sign up in advance) –
Harriet Tubman Room
Sharing the Impacts & Opportunities of Climate Change – C
alvert Ballroom AB

11:00 am – 12:00 pmSession III
Four Season Carrot Production
– Salon F
Building Soil Health & Profitability While Transitioning to Organic Grains – Salon G
Growing Together: Farm to Food Bank – Salon E
Profitable Meat Marketing – Harriet Tubman Room
11:45 am Book Signing: Shelby Watson-Hampton – Exhibitor Hall
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch & Farmer of the Foodshed Awards – Calvert Ballroom
Kevin Atticks, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture
Calvert Ballroom
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmCoffee Break – Exhibitor Hall
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSession IV
Secrets of the Farm & Tool Auction – Calvert Ballroom
Data-Driven Pricing for the Farmers Market –
Salon F
The How, What, Why, When & Where for Grazing Cover Crops –
Salon G
Agro-Ecology, Agro-Forestry & the Fam Environment: Perspectives From a Seed Farm –
Salon E
Serving Small Farmers: Maryland Department of Agriculture – Harriet Tubman Room
4:30 pm – 5:30 pmSession V
Tree Crops: A Case Study for a Young, Diversified Orchard –
Calvert Ballroom CD
Indigenous Farmer Meet-Up
– Salon F
Pickin’ Chickens: Breeding and Buying for Farm Flock Success – Salon G
Black Farmer Meet-Up – Salon E
Farm to School: Becoming a School Meals Supplier – Harriet Tubman Room
5:30 pm – 7:30 pmFuture Harvest Social



8:00 am – 4:00 pmRegistration Open & Exhibits
8:30 am – 9:30 amSession VI
Getting Out The Dirt: Three Farmers Share Lessons Learned from Their First Year of Operations – Calvert Ballroom CD
Investment Decisions and Enterprise Budgeting – Salon F
Benefits, Barriers, & Opportunities of Agroforestry in the Chesapeake Bay Region – Salon G
Cultivating Communities – Salon E

Valuer-Added Farming: Strategies for Diversifying Your Farm Business –
Harriet Tubman Room
Food as Medicine with Farmer Nell: Making Smoothies –
Calvert Ballroom – AB
9:45 am – 10:45 amSession VII
Site Design for Farmers – Calvert Ballroom CD
Pricing Strategies: What’s the Right Price for Your Products? –
Salon F
Getting Down and Dirty with Your Soil Biology – Salon G
Fireside Chat with Erika Allen of Urban Growers Collective – Salon E
Advocating for Change: Agricultural Leadership and Community Building Through the Lens of Reparative Food Sovereignty – Harriet Tubman Room
Gullah Geechee Country Apothecary & Stories with Brown Girl Wellness – Calvert Ballroom AB
11:00 am – 12:00 pmSession VIII
High Tunnel Systems – Salon F
Food as Medicine with Dr. Nazirahk Amen – Salon G
Fall in Love with Microgreens – Salon E
Shedding Some Light on Lambs – Harriet Tubman Room 
11:45 am Book Signing: Julia Shanks – Exhibitor Hall
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch & Membership Meeting
Calvert Ballroom
Erica Allen, Urban Growers Collective
Calvert Ballroom
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSession IX
The She-EO at Future Harvest
– Calvert Ballroom
Veteran’s Caucus –
Salon F
Finding Federal Funds for Your Farm or Ranch – Salon G
LGBTQ+ Caucus – Salon E
CAIC Listening Session – Harriet Tubman Room