Training & Tutorials

Maryland FarmLINK Info Guides
(SMADC Tutorials)

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO ON-FARM PROCESSING OF ACIDIFIED FOODS

Do you want to sell your pickled beets and other acidified foods at a Farmers’ Market or to stores and restaurants? SMADC’s ‘Step-by-Step Guide’ has everything you need to get started, including sample forms and important contact information to help you to become a licensed, on-farm processor for acidified foods.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SOIL ANALYSIS USING THE NCRS WEB TOOL

How good is the soil on your farm? (Or the land you are planning to purchase for your new farm?) This step-by-step guide explains how to use the National Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) website to get soil information about specific parcels of land.

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO LAND PRESERVATION IN MARYLAND

This article explores the various tools and programs available in Maryland for land preservation, including land for sale or lease.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO APPLYING FOR AN ON-FARM PROCESSOR LICENSE FOR MEATS

This tutorial gives detailed instructions on how to apply for an on-farm processor license for meats in Maryland.

Grow & Fortify

New! G&F Regulatory Hub

Developing a Value-Added Agriculture (VAA) product can be a tremendous boon to your farm business. However, stepping into the realm of “processed” foods & beverages means that you must understand how to navigate the world of food safety regulations. There are federal, state and local regulations to comply with and these regulations change frequently. In fact, farmers and food producers make it challenging for regulators to keep up with their innovations!

Grow & Fortify created a regulatory hub to help you better understand the various regulations, and connect you with the right people to help you.

Contact SMADC

Phone: (301) 274-1922 Ext. 1
Email: info@smadc.com

Susan McQuilkin

Susan McQuilkin

Marketing Executive

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Craig Sewell

Craig Sewell

Marketing and Livestock Program Manager

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