Agricultural Marketing

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Statewide Extension programs in agricultural marketing are being created and implemented at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center (WMREC) by Ginger S. Myers, Regional Extension Marketing Specialist. Ginger holds a B.S. from Penn State University, additional certifications in agricultural economic development, and serves on a wide variety of committees and organizations including: the Maryland State Agriculture Commission, Maryland’s Agricultural Marketing Professionals, and is an officer with Future Harvest - a Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. While relatively new to University of Maryland Extension, Ginger has over 25 years of experience in agri-business and small farm production. She has worked as an agricultural marketing specialist in Maryland since 1999.

The Agricultural Marketing Program provides support for farm, food, and forestry enterprises through professional assistance in marketing and business development plans.  The program services a wide audience of agricultural and natural resources entrepreneurs ranging from “new” farmers to the needs of maturing businesses.  WMREC’s marketing and business development team provides one-on-one assistance as well as seminars and networking opportunities designed to enhance the economic viability of all Maryland agricultural and natural resource enterprises.

Extension resources and services offered:

  • Training and resources for agricultural entrepreneurs
  • Assistance to individual agriculture and natural resources based producers and entrepreneurs with developing marketing plans
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of new marketing opportunities and networks for Maryland producers
  • Assist farmers, agribusinesses, and forest land owners in obtaining grants for developing markets
  • Publications and web resources for research, development, or expansion of agricultural markets
  • Conduit to a wide range of marketing resources via the University of Maryland, statewide agricultural economic development contacts, industry outlets, and specialty marketing networks and initiatives

Additional information:

Ag Marketing

Agricultural Marketing Program brochure (PDF)

Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center




 

Ginger S. Myers
 Extension Specialist - Marketing
University of Maryland
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, Maryland 21756-1104
Phone: 301-432-2767 x338
Fax: 301-432-4089

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