Agriculture & Aquaculture

New SunX Wet Lab Opens at Eastern Shore Innovation Center

Posted on: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

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The Eastern Shore Innovation Center (ESIC) at the Dorchester Regional Technology Park has added a 1,100-square foot commercial wet laboratory.  It is the first facility of its kind on the Delmarva Peninsula available for co-op use by businesses and researchers. The new lab is operated by SunX Analytical, an Innovation Center licensee, that together with …

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45 Years in Business

Posted on: Monday, May 15th, 2017 @ 6:11 pm

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Congratulations to Kool Ice for 45 years in business! Kool Ice buys directly from local waterman and ships to both domestic and international markets. Its strategic location between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean permits them to distribute some of the freshest seafood available. Kool Ice sold over 5 million pounds of fresh fish and …

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Technology Grant for Projects Dealing with Nutrient Reductions

Posted on: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

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The Rural Maryland Council is holding a workshop at Chesapeake College on soil science and health. The workshop will also include a presentation on the guidelines and application process for a $100,000 Innovation Technology Grant. The grant is for projects dealing with the integration of nutrient reductions with climate change adaptation. The workshop will be held on April …

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Double Trouble Farms

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

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Governor Larry Hogan visited Double Trouble Farms in Rhodesdale, MD to take part in the official ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating innovative technology that converts poultry waste to energy. Biomass Heating Solutions Limited (BHSL), an Irish company, utilizes Fluidized Bed Combustion Technology to reliably convert poultry manure into heat and electricity for use on the poultry …

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Black Gold Farms Company Profile

Posted on: Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

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Black Gold Farms located Rhodesdale, Maryland has been a part of the community since 2009. Black Gold has about 12 employees year round with approximately 50 more employees during the peak season that runs from June to September. Black Gold leases 1700 acres of farm land in Dorchester County and sell their potatoes to Frito …

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2017 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program

Posted on: Friday, October 14th, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

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MEA is pleased to announce the launch of the FY2017 Kathleen A. P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the agriculture sector. MEA will provide grants up to $150,000 on a competitive basis to farms/businesses in the agricultural sector. Eligible projects include energy efficiency measures and renewable …

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USDA Accepting Trade Mission Applications

Posted on: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 @ 3:40 pm

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A trade mission to Hong Kong and Shanghai, China will take place September 7-15, 2016 led by Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor. The mission is designed for women who are leaders in agriculture to create relationships with potential customers and trading partners.  The mission will also assist in gathering market intelligence and the development of …

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Fundraiser to Support Seafood Industry

Posted on: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

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The Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association (CBSIA) is holding their annual Crab Feast Fundraiser at J.M. Claytons Crab Co on September 20, 2015 from 2-5 P.M. The tickets cost $35 per person. Tickets include all you can eat crabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, steamed corn, water melon as well as tea and soda. The event will feature …

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Creation of Local Scenic Railroad

Posted on: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

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By SUSAN BAUTZ, Special to the Dorchester County Department of Economic Development “People love trains,” according to David Owens, vice president of the Eastern Shore Scenic Railroad (ESSR) volunteer group. If the numbers riding the train at the Hurlock Fall Festival are any indication, he is right. Once a year an engine and two restored …

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Value-Added Agriculture is Regional Effort

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 4:01 pm

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Agriculture is the leading industry on the Eastern Shore encompassing the majority of Maryland’s farms. The Upper Shore’s Harvest Directory aims to preserve our land and the rural character of our region by encouraging resi­dents to sustain this valuable industry. The directo­ry is ex­panding to include Dorchester County and become a more regional resource. Upper …

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Building Sustainable Working Waterfronts

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Chesapeake and Coastal Service (CCS) will host a Working Waterfronts Exchange on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Although attendance is free and open to the public, space is lim­ited and registration is required. Nicole Carlozo, natural resource planner with DNR, said, “The Working …

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