Maryland Department of Agriculture Issues Request for Proposals

MDA looking to improve the management and utilization of manure HAGERSTOWN, Md. (October 6, 2017) – The Washington County Office of Agricultural Business Development is pleased to share that the Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a request for proposals on projects that improve the management and utilization of manure.  See the attached press release… Continue reading Maryland Department of Agriculture Issues Request for Proposals

Saddle Up for St. Jude Horse Trail Ride and Silent Auction

The public is invited to watch and attend this free event! Hagerstown, Md. (October 6, 2017) – Join the Washington County Office of Agricultural Business Development and the Washington County Horse Council as the Agricultural Education Center becomes a magical world of riding obstacles for the Saddle Up for St. Jude Horse Trail Ride, October… Continue reading Saddle Up for St. Jude Horse Trail Ride and Silent Auction

Seventh Annual Turkey Tasting with Ivy Hill and Corner Oaks Farm

HAGERSTOWN, MD. (October 6, 2017) – The Washington County Department of Business Development Office of Agricultural Business Development invites you to taste the turkey with Ivy Hill Farm and Corner Oaks Farms in Smithsburg, October 7, 12 - 2 p.m. Stop by 13840 Smithsburg Pike and visit the Corner Oaks Farm crew at Ivy Hill… Continue reading Seventh Annual Turkey Tasting with Ivy Hill and Corner Oaks Farm

Business Development Announces FY18 Mathias Ag Program

Grants offered up to $175,000 HAGERSTOWN, Md. (October 6, 2017) – The Washington County Office of Agricultural Business Development is pleased to share that the Maryland Energy Administration announced the launch of the FY2018 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program.  Read the attached press release for more details: Announcing the FY18 Mathias Ag… Continue reading Business Development Announces FY18 Mathias Ag Program

Farms Can Request Farm Equipment Signs on Maryland State Roads

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (September 07, 2017) – The Washington County Department of Business Development, Agriculture would like to encourage local farms to submit farm caution signage request to be placed on state roads where agricultural equipment is heavily traveled. Farms may submit information to Emily Snyder of the Maryland Farm Bureau at esnyder@mdfarmbureau.com by Friday, September… Continue reading Farms Can Request Farm Equipment Signs on Maryland State Roads

Business Development to Host Workshops for Value-Added Producer

USDA offers grants up to $250,000 HAGERSTOWN, Md. (September 07, 2017) – The Washington County Office of Agricultural Business Development is pleased to offer one-on-one grant counseling for USDA Value-Added Producer Grants. Applying for grants can be a difficult process. To help create, prepare and submit your application for USDA grants, the Department of Business… Continue reading Business Development to Host Workshops for Value-Added Producer

2017-18 Farm of the Year Nominations Now Open in Washington County

Hagerstown, Md. (August 30, 2017) – With an abundance of rich agricultural lands filled with products and commodities that support our community, state and nation, the Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to open nominations for the 2017-18 Washington County Farm of the Year. Designed to recognize and honor the rich agricultural heritage… Continue reading 2017-18 Farm of the Year Nominations Now Open in Washington County