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University of Maryland faculty who are associated with the Center for Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy are working on a variety of projects that have policy implications for agriculture, natural resources, and environment in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The projects range from applied research efforts to design water quality credit trading markets in Maryland, to quantifying the value of recreation services from forests, to promoting awareness of auctions that help small-scale farmers sell products to the local and regional markets.
More broadly, the center addresses issues surrounding sustainable agriculture, ecosystem services, farmland preservation, food safety, nutrient management, and best management practices for forests and agriculture. To highlight this agenda, the Center holds an Annual Outlook Conference for Maryland Agriculture that brings together leading academics and policy makers that discuss strategies for advancing local agricultural policies.
For more information, contact Loretta Lynch, Professor
Last updated: 04/18/2013
This guide provides an overview of various land leasing issues facing agricultural landowners and agricultural land tenants and raises issues important from both a landowner’s and tenant farmer’s perspective.