Finance: Securing Capital & Protecting Investments

2020 Maryland Aquaculture Conference

Hosted by the Maryland Shellfish Growers Network

From startup to expansion to maintenance and operations, money makes the oyster farm run. Growers and economists review options for finding capital, maximizing profits, and protecting your investments for long-term financial sustainability.

Moderator: Dr. Scott Knoche, Director, Morgan State University PEARL Lab

Scott Budden, Founder & Working Partner, Orchard Point Oyster Co.
Steve McHenry, Executive Director, MARBIDCO
Clif Parker, Vice President Business Development, Crop Insurance Systems
Matt Parker, Aquaculture Business Specialist
Steve Strano, State Resource Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Learn more about the Maryland Shellfish Growers Network

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