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Farm Bureau

website: http://www.mdfarmbureau.com

Farm Service Agency / USDA, Frederick, MD

The Farm Service Agency (FSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA), is improving outreach efforts through its Outreach Program to include and inform diverse and ethnic groups of our programs and services. FSA is the government lender of opportunity to offer several kinds of loan programs to Producers who are unable to gain financial assistance else where at reasonable rates and terms.

website: http://www.fsa.usda.gov
email: alan.young@md.usda.gov
phone: 301-662-1321
address: 92 Thomas Johnson Dr. Ste. 240, Frederick, MD 21702-4300

Food and Drug Administration

Stated most simply, FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use. Our work is a blending of law and science aimed at protecting consumers.

website: http://www.fda.gov

Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

website: http://www.marylandmemories.org

Maryland Agricultural Statistics Service, Annapolis, MD

A state statistical office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service United States Department of Agriculture.

website: http://www.nass.usda.gov/md/
phone: 410-841-5740
address: 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland Agriculture

website: http://www.marylandagriculture.info

Maryland Agriculture Facts, MD

Information provided by the American Farm Bureau, based on the Census for Agriculture.

website: http://www.fb.org

Maryland Agriculture Organizations

State and local agricultural organizations address a variety of agricultural and rural concerns, as well as conduct marketing, educational and promotional activities to further improve the agricultural industry in Maryland.

website: http://www.mda.state.md.us/on_web/ag_links/md_ag_organizations.php

Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation

website: http://www.marbidco.org

Maryland Department of Agriculture Home Page, MD

Providing leadership and support to agriculture and the citizens of Maryland through regulation, services, and education to protect consumers, preserve the environment and promote farming.

website: http://www.mda.state.md.us/

Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

website: http://www.choosemaryland.org

Maryland Soil Conservation Districts

Listing of Soil Conservation District county offices provided by Maryland Department of Agriculture. Counties underlined indicate their webpage can be accessed by clicking on the name.

website: http://www.mascd.net/scds/CD.htm

Maryland State

website: http://www.state.md.us

MDA Permit Guide for Farmers, Annapolis, MD

Maryland Department of Agriculture provides a listing of permits and certificates farmers need for various aspects of their operations. A brief description of the permits and certificates is provided, as well as application forms.

website: http://www.mda.state.md.us/licenses_permits/index.php
phone: 410-841-5700
address: 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

National Agricultural Library

The National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is one of four National Libraries in the United States. NAL is a major international source for agriculture and related information. This Web site provides access to NAL's many resources and a gateway to its associated institutions.

website: http://www.nal.usda.gov/

Natural Resources Conservation Service

website: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov

Nutrient Management Program - MD Dept. of Agriculture

The Nutrient Management Program oversees a licensing and certification program for consultants, compliance activities and education and training programs necessary to implement the law.

website: http://www.mda.state.md.us/resource_conservation/nutrient_management/index.php

Small Farm Success Project, Keedysville, MD

This web-site is a valuable resource for farmers in Maryland as well other states in the Mid-Atlantic Region. It includes business management fact sheets, farmer profiles, FREE classified ads, local weather, information bulletins and upcoming events. The coalition of members include Maryland Cooperative Extension, Future Harvest/CASA, Accokeek Foundation, Wallace Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy at Winrock International, USDA Beltsville Agriculture Research Center, Farm to City, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, and Penn State Cooperative Extension.

website: http://www.smallfarmsuccess.info/
email: dmj@umd.edu
phone: (301) 432-2767 x325
address: 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756

USDA Farm Services Agency

Our agency administers a myriad of programs - farm loans, farm programs, food aid, conservation incentives, and others - to keep our Nation's farmers and ranchers on their land, and those who wish to begin farming and ranching for their livelihoods. Every day FSA helps promote America's high quality, affordable, varied, and abundant food supply and sound stewardship of the land.

website: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/default.asp

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Ag Business Development Service

website: http://www.ams.usda.gov

100 W Washington St., Suite 1401
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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phone240-313-2280
fax240-313-2281
email edcinfo@hagerstownedc.org

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