Spring Seminar
New Date: June 15, 2022

Where: Serenity Farm
6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict, MD 20612

When: Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 am – 4 pm

Cost: $45 Members/ $65 Non-Members

Attire: Casual, This is a working farm. Please dress appropriately.

Agriculture remains a key economic driver for the state of Maryland, but like all successful businesses, agriculture has had to change with the times. Agritourism now plays an increasingly important role in the long-term profitability of agriculture, especially for small- to mid-size farms. However, while most counties have attempted to embrace agritourism, its diverse and sometimes vague nature poses a variety of regulatory challenges – from zoning and building code requirements to health and sanitation issues. Even properly promoting agritourism activities can be a challenge. This seminar will identify the regulatory challenges posed by agritourism and seek to provide potential solutions to those challenges through a collaborative exchange with key stakeholders. The seminar will also include best practices for creating hotel packages with agritourism attractions to create overnight stays.

About the Venue: Serenity Farm is a working family farm lying peacefully along the Patuxent River in Benedict, Charles County, Maryland. It has been owned and farmed by the Robinson family since 1965. The theme for this year’s Spring Seminar is Agritourism. We will discuss why it is important to Maryland Tourism and how we can create more overnight stays with Agritourism. At Serenity Farm, you will learn about our Maryland history!

Serenity Farm is a Historic Site and is included on the National Park Service’s Star-Spangled Banner Trail and John Smith Chesapeake Water Trail. On the farm, you can discover Farm Life, Native American History, Colonial History, African American History, and The War of 1812. New Archaeological sites including Enslaved African American BURIAL GROUND. Tours will be provided as part of the programming.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

MTC is looking for sponsorships for this event! Sponsorships are available starting as low as $250.

PRESENTING SPONSOR – $2,500

  • Complimentary registration for 4
  • Name & Logo recognition on MTC’s Spring Seminar webpage
  • Name & Logo recognition on-site at event, social media & e-newsletters
    • On-site Signage
    • Exhibitor table on site at event
    • Logo placement in event program
    • Opportunity to speak from podium during the event

 

PREMIER – $1,000

  • Complimentary registration for 2
  • Name & Logo recognition on MTC’s Spring Seminar webpage
  • Name & Logo recognition on-site at event, social media & e-newsletters
    • On-site Signage
    • Exhibitor table onsite at event**
    • Recognition from podium during the event

 

PATRON – $500

  • Complimentary registration for 1
  • Name & Logo recognition on MTC’s Spring Seminar webpage
  • Name & Logo recognition on-site at event, social media & e-newsletters
    • On-site Signage
    • Recognition from podium during the event

 

SUPPORTER – $250

  • Name & Logo recognition on MTC’s Spring Seminar webpage
  • Name & Logo recognition on-site at event, social media & e-newsletters
    • On-site Signage
    • Recognition from podium during the event

 

** Premier Level sponsors MAY have to share a table with another sponsor depending on table availability and space and will be notified a week prior to the event.

 

Event Agenda (as of 4.29.22)

Subject to change

10:30am -11:00 am:            Registration

11:00am – 11:30 am:          Welcome from Destination SOMD/Charles County History of Serenity Farm

11:30am – 12:30pm: Panel

12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:00pm: Round Table

2:00pm – 3:00pm: FAM Tours Coming Soon!  Must pre-register for

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Closing Remarks

3:30 pm: Door Prizes

On the way home ….Stop by the Solomon’s Inn for Happy Hour

Want to Make it an Overnight?

Solomons Inn Resort & Marina is graciously offering a room rate of $69 (plus fees & taxes) on the evening of Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday June 15.

  1. To take advantage of this rate, you must book by calling the hotel at 1-800-356-2009 and use the CODE: GP192

 

 

155 Holiday Inn Drive, Solomons, MD 20688

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