News Release, Southern Maryland Agricultural Commission

New to farming, or experienced producer; equine, produce, meats, poultry, value added and more, the Southern Maryland Development Commission’s Agriculture Marketing Conference offers sessions for all types of farm enterprise and level of experience.

Developed specifically for Southern Maryland region farms, the Ag. Marketing Conference is designedto meet the needs of beginning and experienced growers and farmers. “This is a great opportunity for producers to brush up on their marketing know how and explore new ideas to enhance and expand their business potential before the 2019 season starts,” said Shelby Watson-Hampton, SMADC’s director.

Conference attendees are not restricted to any tracks or sessions and can ‘pick and mix’, targeting topics and areas of interest. “We have a terrific line up of speakers with skill sets to match,” commented Watson-Hampton, “They’ll cover the latest social media marketing strategies; show you how to use your smartphone to increase consumer engagement through photography, and create a powerful and persuasive verbal toolkit of words that sell your brand.”

Other sessions reveal what it takes to start a craft beverage business (beer, spirits, wine, mead), explore industries on the horizon that offer opportunity for the region. as well as regulatory need-to-know updates, diverse marketing strategies, agritoursim and business planning essentials.

The Ag. Marketing Conference will be held at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campuson Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For conference details, session/tracks/times and to register visit: ‘What’s New’/’News and Announcements’ at SMADC.com. Admission is $45 per person.Ticket includes light breakfast and a catered lunch.

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