Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Changes to Nutrient Management Program Announced

Last Updated on Jun 21, 2023 at 9:13am | Agribusiness

Photo of green farm fields, green trees and a blue lake with the words Nutrient Management Plan Writing Update in white printThe Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has made the decision to cut funding to the UMD Nutrient Management Program.
As of August 31, 2023, the Garrett County Extension Office's Nutrient Management Advisor, Jill Hauser, will no longer be writing nutrient management plans for clients on behalf of UMD.
MDA is developing a cost-share program that will provide partial funding to all eligible farmers in Maryland to help offset the cost of privatized plan writing. The Garrett County Extension Office will continue to assist producers to the best of its ability.
Two meetings will be held in Garrett County to discuss with farmers the future of nutrient management planning:
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 7 - 9 PM:  Pleasant Valley Community Building
  • Thursday, June 29, 2023, 7 - 9 PM:  Grantsville Fire Hall
If you are interested in attending either of these meetings, please call the Extension Office at 301.334.6960 to register.
CLICK HERE to read the full MDA press release.
CLICK HERE to access the FAQ Document.