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Agriculture Conservation Resources

SARE is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”). The grant is from SARE’s Professional Development Program, which provides training, grants, and resources for agricultural service providers to build their awareness, knowledge, and skills related to sustainable agriculture concepts.  

The project will engage agricultural service providers from the University of Maryland Extension, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and nonprofits in a comprehensive education program about agricultural conservation leasing. 

Through an informational webinar and a series of five regional workshops, the project will equip agricultural service providers with the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to educate and advise farmers and landowners on how to overcome the challenges of using conservation practices on leased land.  According to Everhart, “agricultural service providers know that conservation practices are less prevalent on leased land but they currently don’t have any way to address the issue. This education series will give them strategies and resources to assist landowners and farmers in overcoming the challenges associated with implementing conservation practices on leased farms.”

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshops

Attendees will gain the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to educate and advise landowners and farmers how to overcome the challenges of implementing conservation practices on leased farm land. Interested landowners and farmers are also encouraged to attend!

Informational Webinar November 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lower Shore Workshop
When: December 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore
31901 Tri-County Way
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

Mid-Shore Workshop
When: January 8, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake College
HPAC 127, 1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679

Southern MD Workshop                                          
When: January 17, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Charles County Soil Conservation District
4200 Gardiner Road
Waldorf, MD 20601

Western MD Workshop
When: January 23, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Frederick County Extension Office
330 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702

Central MD Workshop
When: January 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Baltimore County Ag Center
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Agriculture Conservation Publictions

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This project is supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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        Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc.