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Maryland Department of Agriculture to Host Foreign Markets Seminar

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) will host a seminar on export opportunities with experts from Canada, China, the European Union, and India on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Hotel Annapolis from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At the seminar attendees will learn about sales opportunities for seafood and agricultural products in these four key markets.

“International markets create more opportunities for Maryland producers and processors to grow their businesses, reach new consumers, and provide relief when local demand decreases,” said Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “I encourage local producers and processors to take advantage of this marketing opportunity to learn how exporting can expand their operations.”

SUSTA, an organization of state agricultural departments including the Maryland Department of Agriculture, offers a 50 percent cost share for smaller companies selling products of at least 50 percent U.S. origin. Participants will learn how to apply for and to use this program to cut international marketing costs.

Registration for the seminar is open and companies are encouraged to register online by creating a My SUSTA Account here. The seminar registration fee is $30 and includes lunch provided by the Hotel Annapolis.

For more information about the event, please contact Meredith House at or 410-841-5733.

For assistance signing up for the event, please contact SUSTA’s Outreach Coordinator Missie Lindsey at (504)-568-5986.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889