Technology Grant for Projects Dealing with Nutrient Reductions

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 21, 2017 Chesapeake College – Health Professions Center Room Wye Mills, MD at 8:30AM-12 PM. Click here to find out more  

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Rural Economic Development Session

The MEDA Foundation, Inc. presents the Mid & Upper Shore Rural Economic Development Session in partnership with Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester Counties. Elected and appointed officials and government staff are invited to join us for this one-day session that will include presentations by public and private sector economic development leaders. The dialogue will provide an opportunity to explore compelling topics centered on the importance of investing in economic development in your counties and communities. Speaker highlights will include Mike Gill, Secretary of Maryland Department of Commerce and Ken Holt, Secretary of Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development. staff. For questions about this event please contact Pam Ruff at or call 410-347-1246. **The Rural Session is only open to elected and appointed officials and government staff**

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New Non-Credit Course Helps Entrepreneurs Commercialize R&D Products

Academic, business and government officials from throughout Delmarva convened at Wor-Wic Community College January 29 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between four colleges and unveil the consortium’s new “tech transfer” initiative. “Grow Your Business by Accessing New Product Technology” is a five-week, 30-hour course being launched at Wor-Wic Community College this month. Beginning February 22, the inaugural course take place on five consecutive Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm at Wor-Wic’s Workforce Development Center. Participants will be credited 50% of the $995 fee if they attend all five days and will produce a tech-transfer strategy and action plan by the end of the program. The program will also be taught at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Delaware Technical Community College in Dover and Georgetown, and Eastern Shore Community College in Virginia. For information and registration, contact 410-334-2815 or visit  

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