University of Maryland Extension



Agriculture is the number one land use for Talbot County encompassing 62% of Talbot County’s 172,227 acres.  Farming is crucial to the economy of the County and to the way of life of its residents.  The foundation of agriculture in Talbot County is grains and continues to rank in the top 5 counties in Maryland for Corn, Soybean and Wheat production.  While grain agriculture dominates, small farms and alternative enterprises are on the increase.  Some of those include greenhouses, organic, specialty vegetables and equines. 

Agriculture Extension programs include:

         Information on livestock, crops,                

         Soil Testing and Recommendations

         Business Management and Marketing

         Nutrient Management

         Educational Programs

         Pesticide Certification

         Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

         Vegetables, Lawns and more

Shannon Dill, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, coordinates the agriculture program in Talbot County.  Annual workshops and/or programs are offered such as the Talbot Agronomy Program including the Corn Club and Soybean Improvement Program, a Small Farm Course, Plant Clinics, Equine Basics Course, Grain Marketing and Direct Marketing. 

Certification classes are also available for Private Pesticide Applications and Nutrient Management Voucher Training. 

Notes from County Council Meeting, January 14, 2020

For more information, contact Shannon Dill

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