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‘Rooted in Our Community’ Series Set to Cultivate Ag Education in Cecil County - CANCELED

Post Date:02/28/2020 2:31 PM

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February 28, 2020

ELKTON, MD. – Cecil County. with the support of agricultural professionals across the region, welcomes participants to 2020 Rooted in Our Community: Farming Up-Close and Personal. This is the inaugural event of a new, annual series being hosted in Cecil County celebrating our farms and the food they grow.

The mission of the series is to educate the community on the importance of farming, eliminate the negative perception around agriculture and increase understanding of modern agricultural practices.

The event will include a variety of speakers and breakout sessions that encourage one-to-one conversation with local farmers. The focus this year is to shed light on farming practices, illuminate conservation programs our farmers are implementing as well as clear up the confusion around food labels and buzz words. Discussions will also focus on the importance of farmland preservation, converting farm waste into energy, new and emerging agricultural markets and more.

Food conscious consumers, residents of rural counties, those interested in their food system, farmer’s market patrons, agricultural professionals, future farmers, students studying agriculture, and the general public are encouraged to attend.

“Without our farmers, we have no food. It is necessary for our survival and economic stability that we create a harmonious relationship between our farmers and the surrounding community. Rooted in Our Community will create a safe space to build and nurture that relationship,” explained Maureen O’Shea, Ag-Business Coordinator for the Cecil County Office of Economic Development.

“This annual series will open the dialogue between farmers and residents to learn about modern agricultural practices. Providing an educational series, without bias, will allow consumers to gather factual information from reliable sources and, in turn, make well-informed decisions on how and what to feed their families.”

The event will be held in the Technology Center (Room 208) at Cecil College in North East, Maryland on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A light breakfast, locally sourced lunch by Rumbleway Farms, and Kilby Cream ice cream will be provided!

Rooted in Our Community is a free event, but registration is required to attend. Please register online no later than March 20, 2020: www.Farmingupcloseandpersonal.eventbrite.com. The event is hosted by Cecil County Office of Economic Development.  For inquiries, please contact Maureen O’Shea, Agribusiness Coordinator (410) 996-8469 moshea@ccgov.org.

The info-session is sponsored by Cecil College, Cecil County Farm Bureau, Inc., Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, Upper Shore Regional Council, Rural Maryland Council, Maryland Agricultural & Resource Based-Industry Development Corporation, Farm Credit, Comcast Business, Cecil Land Trust, Truist (BB&T), and Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government
jlyall@ccgov.org
410-996-8454

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