August 1

August 1, 2023 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

321 Main Street | Reisterstown, MD 21136


Visit the Maryland Horse Library for an evening of learning on August 1 at 5:30pm!

The Maryland Horse Foundation will be joined by University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) for an agricultural marketing seminar as the second installment of the Howard & Sondra Bender Educational Series.

Meredith Epstein, IAA senior lecturer in Sustainable Agriculture, will provide an overview of marketing for agricultural businesses. Molly Balint, business coach of Farmhouse Creative, will speak about the ins and outs of marketing through social media.

Attendance is free and light refreshments will be served. The seminar will be recorded and available at

About the Institute of Applied Agriculture:

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is a 60-credit, two-year academic certificate program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The IAA provides students with the entrepreneurial, technical, and leadership skills needed to manage profitable agricultural enterprises, including golf courses, sports fields, landscaping companies, and agricultural operations. The IAA motivates students to start, enhance, or redirect their careers. Our students include recent high school graduates, people who have been out of school for years, lifelong learners, and career changers. Our program also provides a gateway for students who want to continue their education and to earn a baccalaureate degree.

About the Howard & Sondra Bender Educational Series

The Howard & Sondra Bender Educational Series is the newest addition to the slate of existing educational programs produced by the Maryland Horse Foundation. The series, hosted at the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center, utilizes the facility’s resources to offer an educational series of in-person gatherings covering a wide range of topics for people involved in and/or interested in learning more about the Maryland horse and/or agricultural industries. These sessions will be recorded and available for public viewing as an on-demand resource.

The Maryland Horse Foundation has partnered with University of Maryland Extension to deliver a set of 4 seminars over the course of 2023, following a general theme of sustainability.

For more information about the Howard & Sondra Bender Educational Series, visit or email