|This is a list
of resource agencies where you can find assistance with farm related needs.
Cooperative Extension: Provides educational support through
programs, printed materials, and one-on-one contact.
Resources and Conservation Service: Provides technical assistance with
soil and water conservation related farm practices. They can provide you with information about
the soil on the farm. They are also a
contact for information of conservation related cost-share programs.
Conservation District: An appointed board of farmers, working with NRCS
to implement the state and federal conservation cost-share programs.
of Agriculture: The state agriculture agency. MDA operates many of the regulatory
programs in the state such as noxious weed control and pesticides. MDA also keeps agricultural statistics and
developments local and foreign markets.
of Natural Resources: This state agency is the regulatory agency for the
forests, wildlife, and fish. MD DNR is
who you call to report crop damage from a bear, or for a permit to shot
problem deer, or for a permit to raise game birds.
Control: This is a county agency working with MDA to implement the
states noxious weed control law. The
state law prohibits landowners to allow johnsongrass, all thistles, and
shattercane to produce viable seed.
Some county programs provide spray services for a fee.
of Environment: This is the state regulatory agency that issues and
oversees permits for the land application of biosolids (sludge) and discharge
permits for large-scale livestock and poultry operations.