Startup Seminar October 29 in Frederick: winery, brewery, cidery, meadery, distillery

Join Kevin Atticks and Janna Howley for a seminar to discuss starting a brewery, winery or distillery in Maryland.

Topics included in the discussion:

Planning & Zoning
County & City Permitting
Federal, State & Local Alcohol Licensing
Sourcing or Growing Local Agricultural Inputs
Marketing & Sales Opportunities
Legislation & Industry Efforts
WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 6-8pm
WHERE: Hood College, Whitaker Campus Commons, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick MD 21701

Hosted by the Hood College Graduate School. Sponsored by Grow & Fortify, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, and City of Frederick Economic Development. Proceeds from registration fund industry education.

Register to attend. Pre-registration required. 

About Janna Howley. Food, farms and economic development have been Janna’s passions since the early 2000s. She most recently worked for the USDA National Organic Program’s Accreditation and International Activities Division, where she conducted auditing and accreditation activities related to organic certifiers and international partners. Prior to that, Janna was the Agricultural Marketing Specialist at the University of Maryland Extension, Prince George’s County. In that capacity she also served on the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission Board, the Southern Maryland Meats Steering Committee, and the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council. Janna is also a LEAD Maryland Class VII alumni. Prior to the Extension position, she was the Marketing & Outreach Manager for FreshFarm Markets, where she managed four Maryland farmers markets, developed community level partnerships, conducted farm visits and helped increase farmers’ visibility. Janna also spent three years at the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, working on public health nutrition campaigns. She received a masters degree from the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health at New York University, with an emphasis on the environmental and social impacts of food production systems.

About Kevin Atticks. Writer, publisher, educator, promoter, lobbyist… these are a few ways to describe Kevin. He founded Grow & Fortify to do for entrepreneurs and organization what he helped do for the Maryland Wineries Association as its executive director since 2013: build and strengthen. Kevin started out writing press articles for the wine industry, but soon grew the organization with new events, promotional programs, government affairs initiatives and more. He is the past chair of the Maryland Tourism Coalition, past president of the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, and past chair of the WineAmerica State & Regional Associations Advisory Council. Kevin holds a masters in environmental journalism from CU-Boulder, a doctorate in communications design from University of Baltimore, and a bachelors in journalism and music composition from Loyola University, where he teaches book publishing.