Rural Maryland Council Funds $6 Million in Grants

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) recently hosted their day-long Summit, titled Rural Maryland Rising: Investing in Resiliency, Collaboration, and Innovation. The focus of this year's Summit was creating sustainable change. Leaders from across the state presented examples of their communities solutions to complex issues in agriculture, aquaculture and forestry, healthcare, community and economic development. The summit included breakout sessions, a preview of the 2020 General Assembly Session and a luncheon panel with Maryland cabinet secretaries…

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Farm Credit Partners with National Farm to School Network

October of National Farm-to-School Month, and MACo Winter Conference sponsor Farm Credit is partnering with the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) to close the gap between students and the food that they eat through local food procurement and farm and garden education. From Farm Credit's Blog: Sam Ullery, school garden specialist for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, D.C., visits schools across the nation’s capital that are interested in…

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Maryland Rural Agricultural & Business Innovation Forum

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and USDA Agricultural Research Service are hosting a Rural Agricultural and Business Innovation Forum on April 26 to discus current farming issues in northeast rural Maryland.  The day long event will address: The newest commercially available technologies for improved farm operations New competitive and profitable opportunities for growth Methods to engage scientists at USDA ARS to help solve farming needs Financing opportunities for implementing new technologies Ways to utilize…

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