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address: P.O. Box 536, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, Ag Marketing Program's mission is to assist individuals with marketing plans, develop profitable, sustainable marketing opportunities, and work in coordination with other supporting agencies to enhance Maryland's agricultural economy. The AgMarketing web site includes a wealth of information from Marketing 101 to Value-Added Products to a list of resources and links that will help you grow your agriculture or natural resources based business.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms by State.
A collection of helpful information and links for emergency preparedness for weather. Includes general information as well as information for farms/businesses and the home. This page is a collaborative effort between Maryland Cooperative Extension, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Maryland Emergency Management Agency.
Chesapeake Alliance For Sustainable Agriculture Future Harvest-CASA is a network of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region. Future Harvest-CASA promotes profitable, environmentally sound and socially acceptable food and farming systems that work to sustain communities.
LEAD Maryland is a partnership program dedicated to identifying and developing leadership for agriculture and rural communities. The purpose of LEAD Maryland is to provide men and women interested in the future of Maryland agriculture with opportunities to: realize their potential leadership; communicate with diverse people; increase their understanding of critical public issues at all levels; and enhance their understanding of technological practices, marketing strategies, and environmental concerns.
Maryland 4-H offers Clover programs for youth ages 5-7 and 4-H Club programs for youth ages 8-18. 4-H is in each Maryland county and Baltimore City. 4-H creates innovative programs that meet the evolving needs of our nation's diverse suburban and urban youth while continuing to fulfill the needs of young citizens in rural America. 4-H involves youth in self-determined, hands-on learning activities such as workforce skills, citizenship, public speaking and other local 4-H program areas. Youth use their own learning styles and participate at their own pace in a wide variety of projects and activities.
Through field trips, tours and hands-on workshops, interactive training for K-12 grade teachers demonstrates how to infuse agricultural concepts into existing curriculum and meet Maryland State Standards. Teachers receive numerous resource materials and ready to use lessons in the workshops. Students receive direct agricultural training as the mobile science labs visit schools across the state. Agriculture plays a critical role in our lives. It provides an experiential teaching tool for the core curricula of science, social studies, life skills, mathematics, and language arts. Incorporating agriculture into teaching and learning creates the foundation that students, as future citizens, need to make educated decisions regarding food choices and nutrition, community issues, land use planning, and natural resource conservation.
Maryland Cooperative Extension (MCE) is a statewide, informal education system within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. MCE educational programs and problem-solving assistance are available to citizens and are based on the research and experience of land grant universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park. In Maryland, MCE employs approximately 200 faculty and approximately 200 support staff and contractual employees located at the University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 23 counties, Baltimore City, and four research and education centers. Many MCE faculty members located on the College Park campus have joint appointments with research and academic programs. These joint appointments promote the exchange of knowledge among the college's three units.
This Maryland Cooperative Extension Site provides a wealth information for small and tree fruit growers as well as those in the winemaking industry. Maintained under the direction of Dr. Joe Fiola, Specialist in Small Fruit and Viticulture at the University of Maryland, Western Maryland Research and Education Center.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Maryland is an ecologically-based systems approach to pest management within all commodities and communities. The IPM goal in Maryland is to promote the selection and implementation of effective pest management strategies that are economically feasible and environmentally sound.
The Sheep and Goat Marketing Program is intended to build capacity to supply the growing consumer demand for high quality sheep and goat meat. It was originally called The "Northeast" Sheep and Goat Marketing Program and had this goal in mind for the Northeastern states. Due to it's success and the importance of the goal, we are now expanding the program geographically. The program had developed from a grant received by Cornell University from the USDA to improve sheep and goat marketing infrastructure in the Northeast. Funds for the grant were made available to the industry as a result of the successful petition by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) et al to slow the flow of imported sheep products into the United States. Funds from the resulting short term tariff imposition on imported sheep meats are being recycled into the industry to improve its competitive position.
At the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, our approach to creating an intellectual environment that fosters learning, encourages research, promotes dissemination of research findings, and enhances our collegial community embodies crosscutting philosophies. We believe that the diversity of our students, clients, programs, and employees enhances our effectiveness, enriches our work, and ensures that we fulfill our mission through our academic programs, research, and Extension. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park educates students and citizens about critical issues and analyzes methods for solving problems in agriculture, food systems, and the environment--thereby improving the quality of life for Marylanders and enhancing the standard of living around the globe.