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University of Maryland College Park/Eastern Shore

  Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
  Future Harvest
  Joint Institute for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
  Maryland Department of Agriculture
  USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
  University of Maryland College Park/ Eastern Shore
  Rural Development Center
  Small Farm & Forestry Focus Group
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Program Description
Major program emphasis has been on the development of "alternative income opportunities" for current and potential producers. The Maryland Small Farm Cooperative has also been established, and was divided into four commodity groups (Livestock, Greenhouse and Ornamentals, Fruits/Vegetables, and Field Crops).

The Income Opportunities for Rural Areas program has been established to enhance farming opportunities, and consists of research and demonstration projects at the Wye Research and Education Center, and on cooperators' farms. Assistance provided to our small farm community include the following: development and enhancement of farm management and marketing skills, financial record keeping, and granting opportunities.

Stephan L. Tubene
The Small Farm Institute,
University of Maryland Eastern Shore,
7320 Ritchie Hwy, Suite 210,
Glen Burnie, MD 21061.
Phone: (410) 222-6759
Fax : (410) 222-6747

Dale Johnson
Dept. of Agric & Resource Economics,
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742-5535.
Phone: (301) 405-1275
Fax: (301) 314-4091

Most MCE publications on small farm programs (i.e., crops, livestock, nursery, agriculture and natural resources, and farm management) are available on the web at www.agnr.umd./MCE/Publications For more information, please contact Steve Rothman at; Phone: (301)405-4582.


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