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Finding a place to grow — on leased land in Maryland

Finding a place to grow — on leased land in Maryland

The Piedmont Environmental Council recently released a publication entitledĀ Finding a Place to Grow: How the Next Generation is Gaining Access to Farmland. It consists of a series of stories written by Whitney PipkinĀ about beginning farmers in Virginia who are farming successfully on leased land. Maryland farmers are making their own inspiring stories about producing food for the region on leased land. For many reasons, the odds have been stacked against those who lease farmland, yet they seem to persevere. Hands…

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Lively discussion and stories at the Southern Maryland Leasing Workshop

Lively discussion and stories at the Southern Maryland Leasing Workshop

At the workshop on March 16th, roughly 2/3rds of the 36 attendees were leasing land or have land to lease. Some of those who leased land told humorous anecdotes about failed leasing agreements. The remaining third of attendees were actively seeking land to lease. I was joined by Jenny Rhodes, Extension agent from Queen Anne’s County, Mae Johnson, Director of the Maryland Agricultural Conflict Resolution Service, and Paul Goeringer, an attorney at University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture & Natural…

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