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Growing Malting Barley in Maryland

The University of Maryland Extension has partnered with local businesses to research the practicalities and economics of growing barley in Maryland for malting. After it is grown, barley must be malted so that sugars can be extracted for use in the brewing industry. In this video Bryan Butler,...

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. Although not the first hops planting on a research farm, this planting is about ½ acre...

Grow It Eat It - Winter 2016

Learn How to Grow Your Own Food Do You Want To: Eat fresh organic food? Get more exercise? Reduce stress and improve your health? Be more self-reliant? Have fun? The Carroll County Master Gardeners can show you how to: start plants from seed, grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and salad greens, save...


The MD 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest provides an opportunity for youth in all 4-H age divisions to test their skills in wildlife identification, apply their knowledge of ecological concepts, and learn more about wildlife management. The contest will be held on Saturday, May...


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