University of Maryland Extension

I want to start a farm. Where should I start?

University of Maryland Extension has a website devoted to supporting beginning farmers. Within that website, I would suggest starting with the Beginning Farmer Success Guidebook and the Starting a Farm Enterprise in Maryland Checklist. 

We also offer several multi-week in-person trainings for beginning farmers. A series based at the Baltimore County Extension Office is called "Starting a small, intensive, commercial farm for local markets" and is offered in partnership with Future Harvest CASA. A series offered in Baltimore City specifically for urban farmers is done in partnership with Farm Alliance of Baltimore and Real Food Farm and is called "Cultivate Baltimore." Keep an eye out for those on the schedule of upcoming events. 

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