Carroll agribusiness seminar rescheduled for March 22

An agribusiness conference aimed at aspiring young farm entrepreneurs that was postponed in February because of snow has been rescheduled for March 22.

The Carroll County Department of Economic Development is continuing to accept registrations for "Cultivating Opportunities in Agribusiness" at Carroll Community College, according to Joanne Weant, agriculture development specialist.


The conference is open to high school students from around the region as well as college freshmen and sophomores who are considering pursuing a career in agriculture. The goal of the seminar is to let students hear about the benefits and challenges of a variety of agricultural careers from young professionals who are finding success in their chosen fields.

This is the second year that the conference has been offered, although previously it was only for high school students.

The seminar includes a keynote session in the morning, "Business Basics," followed by break-out sessions of the students' choosing. Topics include "The ABCs of Ag Mechanics," "Cultivating Your Own Vineyard," "Running the Family Farm Market," "What Does it Take to Work in Extension," "Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Wildlife Management and Environment Education," "Women in Agriculture," "Blazing Your Own Trail in the Equine Industry," "When Agriculture is Your Addiction," and more.

To register or find a detailed schedule of seminars, go to

Weant said the Economic Development department is looking to offer the conference every other year or every few years if there continues to be an interest.

The seminar, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22, costs $10 per student. A parent or sibling from the same family may attend for an additional $5 charge. The fee includes all materials and lunch.

For questions or additional information, contact the Carroll County Department of Economic Development at 410-386-2070.