2023-2024 Cover Crop Program

The 2023-2024 tentative Cover Crop Sign-up window is June 21st through July 17.

Cover crops are your first line of defense against erosion and runoff in the winter

For more information on the Cover Crop program and the New Cover Crop Plus Program go to:

Maryland Cover Crop Program

Cover Crop Plus (3-year commitment and 500 acre maximum)

Nutrient Management Plan Certification Form (Needed if participating in the Cover Crop Program) 

 W-9 (Needed if participating in the Cover Crop Program) 

Cover Crop Plus Application  Cover Crop Application Cover Crop Requirements and Agreement Cover Crop  Seed Sampling Form Cover Crop Aerial Seeding Invoice Conservation Spotlight - Cover Crops

September 1, 2023 / Event, Program / Keli Kirby / Permalink

Chesapeake Ag Innovation Center

Cash analysis and positioning for farmers and value added producers workshop (meal provided).

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Time: 5:30pm -8:00pm

Location: SMADC Office 5045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, Maryland 20637

For more information and to register, click Here.

June 20, 2023 / Education, Event, Uncategorized / Keli Kirby / Permalink

The Green Master Plan Update Is Underway!

The Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update Is Underway! The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning and Department of Recreation and Parks are updating the 2002 Greenways Plan. The revised plan, now known as the Green Infrastructure Master Plan, uses current and more robust data to identify the largest natural areas in the County and connections between them. The County uses the Green Infrastructure Master Plan to prioritize targets for conservation easements and public acquisition.   The County's green infrastructure network provides a number of “ecosystem services,” including the ability of forests, fields, and wetlands to support plants and animals, purify the air, filter water, and capture carbon. Residents experience the advantages of the Green Infrastructure Network through access to outdoor recreation, economic development through tourism to our beautiful lands and shorelines, and fresh foods grown on local farmland, among many other benefits.   How Does Green Infrastructure Relate to Agriculture? The Green Infrastructure Network includes agricultural lands if they include or are adjacent to large natural areas. Being part of the Network does not add any regulations to farm operations. It does support protection of rural lands to support the current and future agricultural economy.   How Can I Give Input to the Plan? Visit the Green Infrastructure website to learn more and view and submit comments on a map of the Green Infrastructure Network. To see the Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update got to: green-fact-sheet.pdf (aacounty.org) To access the Community Survey go to: 2021 Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update Survey (surveymonkey.com)
April 26, 2021 / Event / Keli Kirby / Permalink
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