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Updated: December 2, 2021

Integrated Program Meetings

A list of meetings/events for the integrated program.
Agriculture Law Conference 2019
Updated: December 1, 2021

Urban Agriculture Grower Meetings

A list of meetings for Urban Agriculture growers.
Cultivate Baltimore: Hand-scale farm tools at Strength to Love 2 in Baltimore, City, August 15, 2019
Updated: November 22, 2021

What is Urban Agriculture?

Neith Little, author. "What is Urban Agriculture? This factsheet will explore the definition of urban agriculture and urban farming, with a focus on the state of Maryland. We will introduce readers to the wide variety of production practices and business models that urban growers use, with photographs and examples. Neith Little, author. "What is Urban Agriculture?
Updated: September 14, 2021

On-Farm Processing and Starting a Specialty Food Business in Maryland

Brought to you by the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center, a University of Maryland Extension Program: Direct marketing and value-added processing of your raw farm products are two of the best management strategies for farmers to employ to improve their net profitability. Value-added products can open new markets, enhance the public’s appreciation for locally produced food and farms, and extend the marketing.
Award-winning wines from University of Maryland Extension
Updated: September 14, 2021

Beginning Farmer Success-Livestock

Livestock information and resources for beginning farmer success. Learn more about beef production, dairy production, equine, poultry, sheep and goats, and swine production.
Dark brown calf with yellow tag on right ear
Updated: September 14, 2021

Beginning Farmer Success-Crops

Resources and background information on the different types of crops you can focus on as a Beginning Maryland Farmer.
Hands washing yellow and green colored squash in water
Updated: August 31, 2021

Farming Topics

The First Steps to Farming section of this website is to help you get started with your farming enterprise, help you think through steps you may have missed, or simply assure you that you are on your way to a smooth beginning!
Farmer watering plants inside of a hoop house
Updated: August 30, 2021


Access to resources and links to Agricultural Marketing resources offered by the University of Maryland Extension
Person scooping ice cream at Rocky Point Creamery
Updated: August 30, 2021

Beginning Fruit Producer Resources

Compiled information on the best beginning fruit producer resources from around the state and beyond.
Hand holding a bushel of blueberries on a blueberry bush
Updated: July 26, 2021

MREDC Maryland County Contacts

County Offices provide local zoning, health, and business development resources and restrictions. On this page, you will find links to a variety of county-based agencies, offices, and organizations. Use these pages to 1.) Have access to current resources, 2). Determine which county agencies regulate your type of enterprise. 3). Develop a contact list of local business development contacts.
Map of the State of Maryland