University of Maryland Extension

Agriculture

Prince George's County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educators work with farmers and farmers market managers by providing technical and educational information and resources. Agriculture programs focus on issues which include:

Soil Testing
Although the University of Maryland Soil Testing Lab has closed, there are many other labs available that conduct soil analysis. Not all labs can be readily converted into University of Maryland values. Producers will need to make arrangements with these soil-testing labs (i.e. obtain soil bags, forms, and make arrangements to mail the samples to the lab). For more information, see our Comparison of Soil Test Labs bulletin.  This comparison provides Maryland producers who must obtain a nutrient management plan a list of approved labs that can be used for their nutrient management plan development.  Please note that specific sampling procedures need to be followed in order for these lab's analyses to convert to University of Maryland soil test values.  Producers required to obtain a nutrient management plan for their operation should follow these sampling procedures, rather than the lab's sampling instructions.

Events & Trainings
Our Ag Marketing Specialist, Kim Rush Lynch, regularly emails Prince George's County producers information on events and trainings related to a variety of farm management topics. To subscribe to her email list, send her an email at kimrush@umd.edu. In addition, be sure to check out our County's events page for local trainings, as well as the UMD Extension events page for other opportunities around the state.

Your Extension Educator
Dave Myers is the Extension Educator for both Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties. Dave can help you with a variety of resources related to your enterprise. His website has a wealth of information for farmers. Contact Dave at 410.222.3906 or myersd@umd.edu

For more information about the Agriculture and Natural Resources program, please contact Norma Fitzhugh (nhfitzhu@umd.edu), Administrative Assistant or call 301-868-8780.

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