Updated: January 8, 2021
By Doris Behnke , Nevin Dawson , Shannon Dill , Jessica Flores , Jim Lewis , Teresa McCoy , Jarrod Miller , Jon Moyle , Andrew Ristvey , Jennifer Rhodes , and Virginia Rosenkranz

The University of Maryland Extension (UME) conducted an agricultural needs assessment for the nine counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2015. This survey will help UME understand issues concerning Eastern Shore agriculture, identify agricultural and educational needs and focus UME agricultural training and resources. The survey was conducted in 2015 and included four sections: 1) industry priorities, concerns and viability; 2) research and education needs; 3) education and training preferences; and 4) demographic and farm information. Results were received from 295 farmers through paper or online surveys.

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