The University of Maryland Agriculture and Food Systems (AgFS) Extension Program serves the leading private industry in the state. In 2017, the market value of Maryland crops and livestock sold exceeded $2.4 billion and contributed $8.25 billion to the Maryland economy. AgFS educators provide unbiased, relevant research and education on a variety of essential agricultural and food topics to Maryland farmers, landowners, aspiring farmers, and service providers. The AgFS Program teams are shown below.