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.
emerging agricultural products in Howard County include nursery
products, turf, bedding plants, and landscaping materials.
The Howard County Agri-Business
"Breakfast for Dinner"
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The next Howard County Agri-Business "Breakfast for Dinner" will
take place on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dining
Hall of the Howard County Fairgrounds. Please mark this new date
on your calendar and plan to join us! *Remember this is an Evening
This will be the
seasonís last "Breakfast for Dinner". We will be showing the movie
Collateral Damage: A Farm Family Under Attack. This film, which
won best short documentary at the 2014 Iowa Independent Film
Festival, is about the Hudson Family of Berlin, MD located on the
Eastern Shore, and their fight against the New York-based
Waterkeeper Alliance. This documentary was created by Save Farm
Families; an organization whose goal is to help protect struggling
farm families from bankruptcy triggered by environmental groups
and their lawsuits (SaveFarmFamilies.org).
Please RSVP by
noon, Monday, March 14th by calling either Charlotte Mullinix, at
410-489-4510 or Martha Clark at 410-489-5152.
The cost is $10.00
per person, payable at the door. We hope to see you on Thursday,
March 17th at the next Howard County Agri-Business "Breakfast for
This video is
dedicated to farmers, both past and present who have endured to
provide our safe, affordable and abundant food. Please take a
minute and thank farmers for all of their efforts.
Show Your Pride in
By now, youíve
probably seen the beautiful new "Farmland Forever" sign posted on
a neighborís farm. The sign is available to any property owner
whose land is in the Howard County Agricultural Land Preservation
Program (ALPP). All you need to do to let others know that youíve
made the commitment to preserve your farm is fill out a form.
There will be no cost to program participants for the sign or its
installation. The sign is made of aluminum and is 24" x 30" in
size, and a sample of what it looks like is on the ALPP website,
along with the form. The County will construct the sign post and
do the installation.
Maryland Farm Bureau
On-Line Membership Processing
You can go to the
Maryland Farm Bureau website and join our organization with a
valid credit card. Likewise current members can go to the website
and renew their membership, eliminating the need to mail in the
renewal notice with a check. Renewing members will need their