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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Avian influenza (HPAI) case in Charles County

Chickens

Maryland Department of Agriculture reports a case of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (HPAI) in a Charles County backyard flock. Confirmation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory is pending...

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Agriculture
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Certified Local Farm and Fish Program & Certified Local Farm and Fish Food Aggregation Grant Fund

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The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently established the Certified Local Farm and Fish Program to encourage state agencies, including public four-year universities, to achieve an overall goal of purchasing 20% of their food from Certified Local Far...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program

Blueberries

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program assists agricultural producers enter value-added activities to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income. Independent producers (includes harvesters and stee...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Get Involved with 4-H

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Getting involved with 4-H is easy, and costs are kept to a minimum. 4-H doesn't require a uniform, and there are no national fees. Children select their 4-H education project so they can choose one that works well within a family's budget. 4-H programs an...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

University of Maryland Extension Agriculture and Food Systems

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The Agriculture and Food Systems program at the University of Maryland Extension offers online courses on topics such as Backyard Poultry, Maryland Food Ventures as well as online courses to earn credit hours for Nutrient Vouchers and Private Pesticide Ap...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Maryland Home & Garden Information Center

Black Eyed Susans

We help Maryland residents grow! Learn timely tips to manage your lawn, ornamental plants, and food gardens, with advice from University of Maryland experts and certified horticulturists. 

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Calvert County Meats & Seafood Guide

Packaged meat

Buying local benefits you, your neighbors, and the environment. Every local purchase can have a huge ripple effect. When you buy local food products, you’ll notice immediate and long-term perks. Choosing to support local farmers and food suppliers could o...

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