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Annapolis Maryland
September 29th - October 1st

Maryland is pleased to be hosting the 2014 conference and look forward to seeing you in the beautiful bayside city of Annapolis in late September!


This year’s conference includes:

  1. Innovations in State Agricultural Finance Programs – Learn about program innovations and loan administration best management practices from lending experts.
  2. 2014 Farm Bill Update – Updates from USDA area office representatives on 2014 Farm Bill changes.
  3. Nutrient Management Regulations and How Farmers are Coping – Information on Maryland’s innovative farm environmental stewardship requirements designed to help protect water quality, adapting to nutrient management and other environmental regulations.
  4. See “America in Miniature”– Experience Maryland's agriculture and seafood production firsthand – corn and soybean production, to oyster farming, value added dairy and urban agriculture.

Maryland’s top five agricultural commodities are poultry, nursery/greenhouse, dairy, grain, and beef. Specialty crop production is growing rapidly in the state too, and the seafood and forest products industries remain an important component of Maryland’s rural economy.


Conference Agenda   (9-22-14)


Conference Registration:

Click HERE for conference registration and prices. 

Mail registration along with your payment (Checks payble to "NCOSAFP") to: 

Tina Wilkins, Bookkeeper
1410 Forest Dr Ste 26
Annapolis MD 21403


Conference Accommodations:

Sheraton Annapolis Hotel

173 Jennifer Rd

Annapolis MD 21401


Room Rates:  $119 per night – Friday, Sept 26 - Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

Click HERE to make your reservations NOW!!!!


Important deadlines:

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Room reservations due to receive group rate
  • Friday, September 12, 2014 - Conference registrations due


Have questions?  Feel free to call us at 410-267-6807. 


We look forward to seeing you in September!


The National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs (NCOSAFP) provides national representation for states that operate finance programs for farmers, ranchers and the agricultural industry. Organized in November 1984, the NCOSAFP is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for sharing ideas and serves as an information clearinghouse for its member state agencies and the general public they serve. The council provides information about state programs being developed across the nation and on farm finance issues and legislation developing in Washington, D.C. The council is also involved in the promotion and support of rural economic development programs.

  • Wheat Field
  • Cattle Pasture
  • Farming Family
  • Farmstead and Field
  • Cattle Grazing
  • Soy Field