Howard County, Maryland has a total land area of 161,394 acres – of which approximately 25 percent is farmland.

Agriculture is among the top five industries in the county – accounting for more than $200 million in sales each year.

There are 318 farms with an average size of 125 acres.

Howard County’s major crops include dairy and livestock, corn and small grains, and hay and pastures. Tree fruit, small fruits, and vegetables add to the farm income. Pick-your-own operations, roadside stands, and on-the-farm markets are important outlets for these commodities.

New emerging agricultural products in Howard County include nursery products, turf, bedding plants, and landscaping materials.

The Roots of Maryland Agriculture are Grown Right Here in Howard County the Heart of Maryland

More than half of Farm Bureau members are just like you.

They don’t farm for a living, but they care about protecting and preserving our farms and our rural roots while ensuring that safe, fresh food from right here in Maryland is always available to feed our families.

If you want to preserve farmland, protect open space and Maryland’s natural resources, and enjoy great food grown right here in Howard County, you can make a difference as a member of Farm Bureau.

Did you know we have 318 farms with average annual sales at about $108,000?

Top products are corn, soybeans and forage land.

We lead the way with a rapidly growing women-owned or operated farming community!

And we have a thriving horse population.

AND your membership gives you access to the new Member Savings Advantage.