University of Maryland Extension’s Good Morning, Farmer!
An online gathering place where farmers can discuss topics of interest, learn from experts and provide support through community fellowship. They are requesting your input to help develop this program and asking you to complete a five minute survey by September 18th.
The survey can be found at: https://arcg.is/ayqPn
The next AASCD Board meeting is scheduled for September 16th from 12:30 to 2:30. The meeting will be virtual through Google Meet.
For Information on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – CFAP
Go to: http://www.farmers.gov/cfap
In accordance with County Executive Pittman orders, our offices will be closed to the public.
If you are an Engineering Firm, we have provided a pick-up/ drop-off box which is available from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm every weekday and is located outside the main entrance to building 2662.
Agricultural staff are available by appointment.
Our staff will continue to service the community, we ask that you allow up to 48 hours for response to voicemails
Thank you for your patience
In agriculture, the District emphasizes the importance of soil conservation and water quality, striving to have voluntary soil and water conservation plans for all working farms. These plans help farmers optimize productivity while safeguarding their surroundings against the potential impact of poor land management. Farmers are advised in areas that include preventing fertilizers and pesticides from draining into nearby tributaries through the use of innovative methods like cover crops and shoreline buffers. The plans also aid farmers with issues related to conservation crop rotation and residue management.
In the area of urban development, the AASCD reviews all sediment and erosion control plans for pending construction projects in Anne Arundel County to ensure that developers take the necessary steps to manage runoff during construction to control soil erosion.