Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Drinking Well Water Educational Programming for Maryland Farms Survey
Responses to the survey will assist Extension Educators in developing educational programming to assist farmers in ensuring safe, good-quality drinking water.
Beginner Farmer Workshop
This workshop series will begin March 16, 2023, and focus on soil and crop fertility, pest management, production practices, equipment, farm resources, and economics.
Mountain Maryland Hemp Alliance to Host Hemp Fiber Field Day
The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for potential growers, researchers, marketing experts, and industrial hemp product users to discuss the future of Industrial Hemp in Garrett County.
Ag Producers Encouraged to Sign Up To Be Counted In The 2022 Census of Agriculture
Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture & do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until June 30, 2022 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture.
Western Maryland Farm Trucking Forum Set for May 10th
Representatives from the Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland State Police, Maryland Vehicle Administration, and Nationwide will be on hand to present and answer questions.
Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Application Deadline Approaching 
Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America's farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
MD Dept. of Agriculture Releases Report on Maryland's Healthy Soils Program 
The recommendations include strategies to advance adoption of on-farm soil health practices that increase carbon sequestration and increase on-farm profitability.
Maryland Value-Added Producer Matching Grants Now Available from MARBIDCO 
MARBIDCO's a grant funding opportunity encourages Maryland's agricultural producers to engage in value-added activities and pursue financial support USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant Program.
Three Sisters Farm is Diversified Family Business
Farm products are available at the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market and at several retail stores in the area. Products will also be available at their new farm store this summer.
Solar Workshop Series Hits the Road in Maryland
Are you interested in using solar electricity to power your home, farm or business? If so, you'll want to join a session of the upcoming Solar Workshop series offered through the MD Extension Office.
Deep Creek Farmers Market
A new farmers market is coming to Garrett County in 2022, and the Board is now seeking new vendor applications.
New Issue of Mountain Top Ag News Now Available
Looking for agriculture & natural resources news of interest in and around Garrett County? Check out the current issue of the Mountain Top Ag News.
Maryland's Best Expo Scheduled for January 19th
The Expo is designed for MD growers, seafood companies, producers, and processors interested in selling their products to buyers from grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools, and other venues.
Maryland Farm Stress Management Webinars
The University of Maryland Extension Farm Stress Management Team is excited to announce an end-of-the-year webinar series. Webinars run from December 6th through December 20th.
Application Period Opens for Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program
Application Deadline: November 22, 2021. All applications submitted before the deadline will be considered for funding. Applications will NOT be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.