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 p…

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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 compa…

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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 17…

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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 competi…

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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 t…

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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,…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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The Rural Maryland Foundation’s purpose is to support efforts of citizens and governments to meet the economic and social needs of rural Maryland.  They recently traveled the state promoting their ASPIRE campaign and spent four days asking rural r…

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