University of Maryland Extension

Agriculture and Natural Resources



Southern Maryland Hay & Pasture Conference: On January 15, 2020, at the Baden Volunteer Fire Department!


We’re conducting focus group discussions (maximum 90 minutes) to learn about
the stresses that farmers face and how to support farmers, farm workers, and their families. Participation is voluntary. Participants will be compensated $50 for their time. For more information, please see our flyer: Farm Vitality Focus Group

To see if you qualify, complete the survey at:, or call us at 410‐758‐0166.

If you qualify, our local educator will contact you and provide further directions to participate.


A Newsletter from your Charles County Agricultural Agent, Alan Leslie!


Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief survey. As the new Ag. Educator for Charles County, I will be conducting a survey across Southern Maryland to find out specific issues that are important to farmers in the area, and to help me develop extension and research programs. By filling out this brief survey, you will help to identify the major areas that should be included in this upcoming survey. The survey is available through the following link:


Maryland Horse Industry Board

If you are a BOARDING, LESSON, RENTAL, RESCUE or SANCTUARY STABLE with one or more horses, and solicit business from the public, you must obtain a Maryland Stable License.  Exemptions include Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Steeplechase breeding and training farms.

Plant or Insect Diagnosis - How to prepare...

Submit a plant sample to be identified or diagnosed.

Submit an insect sample to be identified.

Please complete a plant/insect data sheet to accompany sample.

Fall 2018 Farm News

For information on Nutrient Voucher Training and Pesticide Recertification Training or a New Beginning Farmer Workshop Series and much more, check out Farm News.

Other Links that May Interest You

Homeowners and Gardeners

Free or low-cost publications are available on home food production, lawn care, ornamentals, wells and septic systems as well as other topics.  Publications are available on our Home & Garden website at

University of Maryland's soil testing lab was closed in 2003 but you can still find information on soil testing on our Home and Garden Information site.

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