University of Maryland Extension

Finding Land to Feed the Local Food Movement

When: 
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
Prince George's County Soil Conservation District Office
Address: 
5301 Marlboro Race Track Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
United States
Event Type: 
Description/Notes: 

Join us as we figure out ways to keep farming strong in Prince George’s County and the region by finding land for beginning farmers to lease or purchase.

We need more beginning farmers! People think of Prince George’s as an urban county, but according to the most recently published agricultural census (2007), farmers in Prince George’s had $18 million in sales and an average of $49,652 per farm, comparing quite favorably with neighboring counties. The County and the region are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the $26 billion dollar family food budget in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore, Northern Virginia region. We have prime farmland and great access to the regional transportation system and markets. However, the average age of farmers is around 60 and beginning farmers have difficulty getting access to land.

Please RSVP to: Janna Howley, jhowley@umd.edu, 301-868-8780

Cost: 
Free. RSVP Please.
Contact: 
Janna Howley
Contact Email: 
jhowley@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-868-8780
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