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Anne Arundel County, MD

Anne Arundel County has been an agricultural community for over 350 years, beginning with its role as a major tobacco-producing region in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today agricultural production is more diversified and includes grain and hay production, horse boarding and breeding, vegetable and nursery stock production and vineyards.

Agricultural Acreage in 2007: 29,244 acres
Number of Farms: 377
Number of Farm Markets: 7
Top three to five Agricultural Products: Nursery & green houses, grains, and hay

Total Local Economic Contribution of Agriculture:

  • Market Value of Agriculture Production: $19,090,000
  • Per farm average $50,636
  • Crop sales $16,187,000 (85%)
  • Livestock Sales $2,903,000 (15%)

Other Farm-Related Products or Activities in the County: Historic Homes and Plantations
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Agricultural Lands protected: 11,249 Acres

Principal Agricultural Contacts:

Anne Arundel County Agricultural and Woodland Preservation Program
Barbara Polito, Department of Recreation and Parks
410-222-7317 x-3553

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
Lisa Barge: 410-222-7410

Anne Arundel Cooperative Extension:
Maryland R. David Myers: Senior Agent & County Extension Director
410 222-6759

Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission
Christine Bergmark: 301 – 274-1922

Maryland Farm Bureau Representatives:
Jeffrey W. Griffith County President

Christine M. Griffith
Lothian, MD 20711
(410) 741-9212

Current Partners in the
National Capital Farms Network:
Anne Arundel County Arlington County Virginia Calvert County Carroll County Charles County Clarke County Culpeper County District of Columbia Howard County Jefferson County Virginia King George County Fairfax County Virignia Fauquier County Virginia Frederick County Maryland Loudoun County Virignia Montgomery County Maryland Rappahannock County Stafford County St Mary's County Prince Williams County Prince George's County Maryland Washington County Warren County Berkeley County Morgan County
County Links

Anne Arundel County
Maryland Farm Bureau
Maryland Cooperative Extension
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program (MALPF)
Buy Local Challenge
Southern MD Ag. Development Commission