Browsed by
Category: SMADC

From Vine to Wine – Grape Harvest Season in Maryland

From Vine to Wine – Grape Harvest Season in Maryland

Right now marks the busiest time of year for wine grape growers in Southern Maryland and across the region. Farmers who grow wine grapes, harvest grapes all at once at the end of  summer verses other types of production that happen periodically throughout the season such as produce, meat, eggs and honey. As farmers in Southern Maryland were transitioning away from tobacco in the early to mid 2000’s, during the Tobacco Buyout, SMADC provided a research grant to University of…

Read More Read More

Farm therapy merges nature and nurture European “Care Farming” concept takes root on a Charles County farm

Farm therapy merges nature and nurture European “Care Farming” concept takes root on a Charles County farm

Story by Conni Leigh James and Priscilla Wentworth; photos by Conni Leigh James Karen Malkin is a lawyer, specializing in program appeals and litigation. She’s also a Reiki master, and a teacher and coach specializing in cognitive energy therapy. But most importantly, she is a self-proclaimed “Care Farm Pioneer,” a job description that speaks to a facet of agriculture that is cutting-edge contemporary and, at the same time, very ancient. “People are suffering from a real nature deficit in general,” said…

Read More Read More

SMADC Appoints New Chairman of the Board

SMADC Appoints New Chairman of the Board

Since 2001, SMADC has operated at the behest of a team of board members comprised of representatives from different agriculture sectors who provide updates, information and recommendations to the board to assist the Southern Maryland agriculture industry. This April, SMADC appointed a new Chairman, Yates Clagett, to oversee the 19 member board– and in May, Yates officially kicked off the board meeting. As a former tobacco producer who transitioned to cattle, Yates understands the history of SMADC, where it has come from…

Read More Read More

Lively Meet & Greet Open House

Lively Meet & Greet Open House

Earlier this month, Shelby Watson-Hampton joined SMADC as the new Director. Shelby and the SMADC Staff were excited to kick things off by hosting an event to welcome the Southern Maryland community into our offices for networking with a “Meet and Greet” Open House. Southern Maryland farmers, producers, agricultural organizations, elected officials and others with a vested interest in local agriculture were invited to attend. Over the course of the two days, we had over 50 attendees representing all five counties and…

Read More Read More

Social Widgets powered by AB-WebLog.com.