University of Maryland Extension

Nutrient Management

***STAY-AT-HOME ORDER: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Hogan's orders to stay at home, nutrient management planning is being completed remotely. Plans are still being developed, but the office is closed. Please contact Kayla via email regarding nutrient management plans. Thank you.

Who are we?

University of Maryland Extension Nutrient Management Advisors develop nutrient management plans for our county’s farmers. This program helps guide farmers with their applications of fertilizer/manure and ultimately protects water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.  Visit for more information on the Agricultural Nutrient Management Program.

Kayla Griffith is your nutrient management advisor in Anne Arundel County. She can develop a no-cost nutrient management plan, minus the cost of analyses, for your farm operation. Kayla can be contacted at 410 222-3906 or

What to know before you visit

If you are a farmer who grosses over $2500 and/or has over 8000 pounds of livestock, you need a nutrient management plan. Call or email Kayla prior to coming to the office to set up an initial meeting. During the initial meeting Kayla will explain soil and manure sampling if you are unfamiliar with University of Maryland’s specific protocols, and discuss your farming operation including crops grown, fields, where manure is spread, and information about livestock. 

Plan development

Kayla will work to develop your plan after all information has been provided to her. The time to develop a plan is variable based on the time of year, number of clients ahead of you, and the specific details of your operation. Please allow enough time for plan development, call Kayla for more information. Once your plan has been completed, Kayla will walk you through the plan and can assist you with any further questions. 


Please note, Kayla can run PSNT and FSNTs and provide an addendum to current plans for any farmer, even if they do not have a plan with Extension. Please call for details. 



Nutrient Management Resources 

***Link to Nutrient Management’s YouTube and Twitter pages***
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