University of Maryland Extension

Launching, Refining, or Growing Your Farm Business- MREDC has Answers

Author: 
Ginger S. Myers
Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

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The Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center, www.extension.umd.edu/MREDC, is a virtual rural business development center of the University of Maryland Extension presenting the latest and most successful business development innovations and support for Maryland's agriculture and food systems enterprises. The mission of the University of Maryland Extension’s Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center (MREDC) is to improve rural prosperity in Maryland.

The current key issues for Marylanders are local food and agricultural systems, environment and natural resources, healthy living, and resilient communities. These are all issues that the University of Maryland Extension has program and research expertise and experience in. The Center does not seek to duplicate other University of Maryland Extension programming efforts, but instead offers unique resources in a digital format.

The Center provides both business development resources along with actual production or processing advice as they relate directly to agricultural and food system businesses.  It is a one-stop-shop for the latest and most successful business development innovations and support for Maryland’s agriculture and food systems enterprises.

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Whether you’re new to farming, an established producer looking to expand or diversity your operation, or a food entrepreneur looking for resources and training, the Maryland Rural Development Enterprise Center is your one-stop shop, 24/7/365, on-line resource for research-based and real-world verified business development information.

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