Agriculture in Carroll County is a diverse industry including, livestock and milk production, grains, egg production, fruits, vegetables and more. The Carroll County Agriculture Extension Agent provides technical and educational information to county farmers to keep them up-to-date on current methods of production.
Farm Notes, Carroll County Newsletter
October-November 2022, Carroll County Farm Notes NewsletterSeptember-October 2022, Carroll County Farm Notes NewsletterJuly - August 2022, Carroll County Farm Notes NewsletterMay - June 2022, Carroll County Farm Notes NewsletterMarch - April 2022, Carroll County Farm Notes Mid-Issue BriefMarch - April 2022, Carroll County Farm Notes Newsletter
Hops in Maryland
In an effort to support the new and rapidly growing brewing industry in Maryland, 24 varieties of hops have been established at the University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station in Keedysville, Maryland. The hops are being managed intensively with regard to fertility and irrigation, as well as insect, disease and weed management using IPM principles.
In 1998, the Water Quality Improvement Act (WQIA) was enacted and many changes were brought about which affected Maryland’s agricultural community. Most notable among the changes are the requirement for farmers to obtain and implement a nutrient management plan if they meet either of the following criteria for their agricultural operation:
8 or more animal units (8,000 pounds of live animal weight) or
$2,500 gross annual income from the agricultural operation