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Early Bird Registration Extended for Future Harvest Conference

Hagerstown, Md. (January 13, 2015) – The Washington County Department of Business Development Office of Agricultural Business Development is pleased to announce the extension of early bird rates for the Future Harvest Conference: Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed, January 15 – 17, 2015 at College Park Marriott, 3501 University Boulevard in East Hyattsville.

Those interested in registering can do so online at discounted rates until January 14:

Program highlights include: pre-conference, how-to workshops for farmers and food lovers alike, with workshops on everything from food photography to grafting apple trees.

Then, the conference starts: farmer and chef keynoters, 7 different tracks offering 42 sessions, plus breakouts for networking and talking shop!

For a look at the full conference schedule, visit:

Those in the agricultural community interested in more information, please contact Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782 or



About the Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development  

The Washington County Department of Business Development (DBD), Agricultural Business Development is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The DBD, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The DBD interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the County. Visit for more information.

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