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UM Research Farms

University of Maryland Extension and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore offer several off campus research facilities with on the farm training opportunities. Central Maryland Research & Education Center Lower Eastern Shore Research & Education Center Western Maryland Research &...

Maryland Farm Link

Maryland FarmLINK helps Maryland farmers sell or buy farmland, mentor novice farmers and find important farming news and information. By providing valuable workshops & more for new and established farmers, Maryland FarmLINK can help to keep the region's farmland productive and the agricultural...

Future Harvest

Future Harvest CASA is a network of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC. Future Harvest CASA promotes profitable, environmentally sound and socially...

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It is essential for a farmer to practice conservation and stewardship on their land for the health of the environment and to sustain the productivity of agricultural lands. The Chesapeake Bay watershed is especially sensitive to sediment, nutrients and other substances that reach its’ waters. There...

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Dairy Production

With over 50,000 dairy cows in Maryland it only makes sense that the state drink of Maryland is Milk! So if you are thinking of starting a dairy you are in the right state! Utilize the resources below to learn about dairy herd management and production. General | Economics | Breeding and...

Beef Production

Approximately 54% of all agricultural sales in the state of Maryland is from livestock sales. There were over 190,000 cattle and calves in Maryland in 2012. Beef production is concentrated in the central and western regions of the state, as are beef slaughter facilities. Take a look at the...


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