September 19, 2023

Md Department of Agriculture launches new conservation video series

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 12, 2022) –The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched a new video series that spotlights Maryland farmers who are making a difference to our state’s natural resources and the Chesapeake Bay.

“Maryland Farmers: Partners in Conservation” showcases local farmers and the conservation projects they have implemented to manage manure, protect local waterways, create healthy soils and protect the natural resources we all depend on. . You can watch the series on the MDA website or visit the department Youtube channel.

“Our new video series invites on-farm viewers to experience first-hand the conservation projects large and small that farmers in Maryland have implemented to restore natural resources and make day-to-day farm work easier,” said Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “Whether you’re a farmer with a conservation project in mind or someone curious about how farmers grow our food, there’s something for everyone in this series of short videos.”

There are currently three videos available for viewing with several new videos under construction. Here is an overview of the videos now available for viewing:

  1. In the Manure management video (3:35), you’ll meet two Frederick County livestock producers who have installed waste storage systems on their farms to protect local waterways, improve operations, and make daily chores easier.
  2. the Flow restoration video (4:50), features a Baltimore County beef farmer improving water quality.
  3. the Engineering and technology video (2:34), highlights the range of free conservation services that are available to Maryland farmers who wish to implement best management practices to protect soil, water and living resources.

Additional videos will be uploaded in the coming weeks. Upcoming topics will cover pasture management techniques to save feed costs and improve animal health, nutrient management for greater efficiency, and the wonders of wetlands to improve water quality and wildlife.

For more information on MDA’s resource conservation programs, please visit the website.