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- Grape
- Small Fruit (Berries)
- Tree Fruit




American Society for Enology and Viticulture
Professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. Our membership  includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations. 

American Vineyard Foundation  

American Wine Society 
Is a non-profit educational, consumer-oriented organization for those
interested in learning more about all aspects of wine.

International Fruit Tree Association 

Maryland Apple Promotion Board 

Maryland Farm Bureau     

Maryland Grape Growers Association (MGGA)

Maryland State Horticultural Society    

Maryland Wineries Association

New York State Berry Growers Association 

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association  

North American Strawberry Association 

Tunnel Berries 

US High Bush Blueberry Council 

VA Strawberry Growers Association  

Wine America: The National Association of American Wineries 

Wine Grape Growers of America 


Other Links


Geologic Map of Maryland    

Home and Garden Information Center (for homeowner inquires)     
The Home and Garden Information Center, University of Maryland Extension is a state-wide program providing sustainable gardening information to Marylanders.  

University of Maryland Plant Sciences & Landscape Architecture     

Farm Business Planning Workbook     
Planning is essential to any business, no matter how large or small your inventory, payroll and bank account. This workbook will help you evaluate, strategize, see potential problems, and help you develop a successful business. Authors: Ben Beale, Extension Educator; University of Maryland - St. Mary’s County Shannon Dill, Extension Educator; University of Maryland - Talbot County.

Dale Johnson, Extension Specialist, Farm Management; University of Maryland Reviewers: Ginger S. Myers, Extension Specialist, Marketing, University of Maryland, College Park; Laurie Wolinski, Extension Associate, Risk Management, University of Delaware, Wenferi Uva, Ph.D., Agricultural Economic Development Specialist; Mid-Shore Regional Council.

Assessing Your Farm Business Plan    
Assessing Your Farm Business Plan is an interactive assessment to assist farmers and agri-entrepreneurs in evaluating the potential of their farm business planning success. There are 54 statements in the assessment to which you rate your degree of agreement. At the end of the assessment, you are provided with a total score and general recommendations for your business plan. The assessment can be taken by using the interactive online version, or in writing by printing the paper version.

Commercial Fruit Production in Minnesota    

Dr. Kelly Hamby Lab      

Farm Insurance Information - Maryland Department of Agriculture   

Walsh & Beauleiu Lab       

Maryland Department of Agriculture - Certified Maryland Organic    


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