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Here is a list of upcoming events hosted by the Chesapeake Ag. Innovation Center. We are excited to invite you to participate and join us.

Latest Past Events

Optimizing your Cash Flow Management


About the Course: Cash flow is the lifeblood of business.  Understanding your monthly cash flow and how business opportunities can be analyzed within the cash flow of a business can help you effectively manage your operations and growth. Click here to register for free.  About...


Exploring Agricultural Enterprise Development

16483 County Seat Highway 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown

On Thursday, February 15 and Thursday, February 22, CAIC will be hosting a workshop series, “Exploring Agricultural Enterprise Development,” in partnership with the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. Topics to be covered including market research, business finances, and more, it’s ideal for any...


Tulkoff Co-packing Facility Tour

2229 Van Deman Street Baltimore, MD 21224 2229 Van Deman Street, Baltimore

About the Event: Join us for a tour of Tulkoff Food Products, an 85-year-old co-packing facility in Baltimore. We’ll learn about their history, how they’ve scaled, and the manufacturing technologies they use. In addition, we’ll get a firsthand look at their production line, and find...



Mini-Grants up to $5,000 are available for:
– Market Research and Validation of Target Market
– Customer Acquisition
– Product Development Initiatives
– Food Safety Classes
Value-added producers and companies with traction ($20,000 or more in yearly revenue) in Maryland and Delaware are eligible to apply for Mini-Grants. Participants may apply once for each of the categories. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a unique and differentiated product or service that incorporates an aspect of innovation or technology in its production, processing, distribution, or other element of the food supply system.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Award decisions will be made and funds will be available no later than three weeks following the receipt of a completed application.
Application Process
Applicants must submit Mini-Grant proposals by filling out the form at this link. Copy(ies) of quote(s), proposal(s), estimate(s), or any other supporting documents.


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