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Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

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Specialty Vegetables

Resources See also: Vegetable Equipment and Irrigation Essentials Growing Specialty Vegetables in Maryland: A Growing Field By: Ben Beale, CED and Agriculture Extension Educator - St. Mary's County Specialty vegetables, of course, don’t have to be weird, odd-shaped, or off-colored cousins of their...

Organic

Resources S.P. Dill and B. Beale Extension Educators in Talbot and St. Mary’s Counties, respectively SDill@umd.edu , BBeale@umd.edu Introduction Organic produce has become very popular in the last 10 years. U.S. organic food sales have grown between 17 and 21 percent each year since 1997. This is...

Mushrooms

Resources Mushrooms, such as shiitake, oyster, and morel, are perhaps the most well known edible non-timber forest product. Long-valued for their culinary and medicinal properties, specialty mushrooms have been enjoyed locally and they are widely used. For generations, many forest landowners have...

Horse Boarding Enterprise

Special Edition Overview Provided by Pamela Nicholson Saul Contents: Introduction Build a Business Team Know Zoning Restrictions Select Your Business Entity Select Your Operation Consider Legal Responsibilities Create a Business Plan Setting Up the Books Employment Issues Insurance Needs Safety...

Direct Marketing and Value Added

Two articles may be found on this page: Direct Marketing and Value Added Processing Management Strategies Does Value-Added Processing Fit Your Operation? Direct Marketing and Value Added Processing Management Strategies Introduction Direct marketing and value-added processing are two of the best...

Alternative Livestock

Alternative Livestock.pdf Resources Introduction Interested in raising animals but looking for something different than the conventional sheep, cattle, or laying hens? Then you might be interested in raising some type of alternative livestock. Examples of alternative livestock include antelope, elk...

Agritourism

Agritourism—one of the fastest growing segments of agricultural direct marketing—allows farmers to diversify their core operations and keep farmland in production while preserving scenic vistas and maintaining farming traditions. By providing authentic farm experiences for visitors, agritourism...

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