College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
AGNR Research

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc.

The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) corporation affiliated with the University of Maryland College Park and the University System of Maryland.  Founded in 1999, the Center brings together diverse interests from the agricultural, forestry, and environmental communities for the purpose of retaining Maryland's working landscapes and the industries they support while protecting and improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. 

Mission Statement of the Center:

Provide leadership to promote environmentally sound and economically viable agriculture and forestry as Maryland's preferred land use through research, outreach and collaboration.

Upcoming Events:

Agricultural Conservation Leasing Workshops
five workshops scheduled throughout the state

Attendees will gain the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to educate and advise landowners and farmers how to overcome the challenges of implementing conservation practices on leased farm land. Interested landowners and farmers are also encouraged to attend!

Save the date:  Registration will open Fall, 2018

Informational Webinar - November 15, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lower Shore Workshop - December 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore, Salisbury MD  21804

Mid-Shore Workshop - January 8, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills MD  21679

Southern Maryland Workshop - January 17, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Charles County Soil Conservation District, Waldorf MD  20601

Western Maryland Workshop - January 23, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Frederick County Extension Office, Frederick MD  21702

Central Maryland Workshop - January 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Baltimore County AG Center, Cockeysville MD  21030

Flyer available for printing

This project is supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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