The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy plans to hold its 15th Annual Planning Conference, “The Future of Eastern Shore Agriculture,” on November 20, 2014 at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland. As reported by MyEasternShoreMD,
The conference will celebrate and discuss innovations and opportunities for Eastern Shore agriculture, including: strengthening current agriculture, supporting emerging and niche agricultural opportunities, and further developing Eastern Shore communities’ connection to agriculture.ESLC invites members of the agriculture community, elected and appointed officials, government staff members, community leaders, and anyone interested in food to attend.Questions considered include the following: Will drones be a strong part of Shore agriculture, and what opportunities are available through precision agriculture? How have Eastern Shore farms benefited from tourism, creating new farm markets, or changing their products? What role can a regional food hub play? What is the future for aquaculture? What are the advantages and struggles with crop diversification and green energy? How can we help improve accessibility food in our own Eastern Shore communities?