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MD Vegetable Growers Association

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The MVGA helps support the Central and Southern Maryland Vegetable and Fruit meetings, and the Eastern Shore-Hurlock meeting as well as Summer Field Days and Twilight Meetings. The MVGA also provides members with a free EB-236 (the vegetable and strawberry recommendation guide for the mid-Atlantic) with membership and supports initiatives that benefit the Maryland vegetable industry such as the Downy Mildew Early Warning System that gives growers in Maryland a 1-2 week warning as to when downy mildew will occur in our fields. In addition, each year the Association sends out a request for research proposals and then funds selected grants that the board decides best serves the vegetable growers of Maryland.

The Association is administered by a seven-member volunteer Board. The Board then elects from its membership the President and the Secretary -Treasurer. The Board meets three times a year or more often if needed.

The MVGA is a dynamic organization motivated to serve the industry and meet the needs of its members. If you are a grower, supplier, or consumer, we invite you to support the vegetable industry of Maryland by joining the MVGA. Over 50,000 tons of vegetables grown on 11,350 acres that were worth over $23,600,000 were produced in Maryland last year. Agriculture is the state’s largest commercial business with 16% of the state’s workforce connected to the industry. Of Maryland’s 10 major crops vegetables and fruit represent 60% of that production.

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