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Princes George's County, MD

Prince George's County Maryland is one of the two Maryland counties that share there borders with the District of Columbia. The growth pattern of the county has been shaped by this close proximity. Most of the county is urbanized with agriculture occurring in pockets to the north and south eastern portions of the county.

Agricultural Acreage in 2007: 37,005 acres
Number of Farms: 375
Number of Farm Markets: 10
Top three to five Agricultural Products: Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod, corn, & hay.

Total Local Economic Contribution of Agriculture:

  • Revenue from agriculture: $18,620,000.
  • Revenue per farm average $49,652,
  • Crop sales $17,138,000(92%)
  • Livestock Sales $1,481,000 (8%)

Other Farm-Related Products or Activities in the County:
4-H Youth Development:

Agricultural Lands protected: 116.2 acres (Source Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation)

Principal Agricultural Contacts:

Maryland Farm Bureau Representatives:
Chris Parker - County President
Jennifer Cross - County Secretary
13501 Molly Berry Road, Brandywine, MD  20613, 301-579-6552(H)

Maryland Cooperative Extension
Agriculture/Horticulture Office

Contacts: Brian Clark, Agent

Betty Carlson-Jameson
Maryland National Park & Planning Commission

Planner Coordinator
Community Planning South

Maryland Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation (MALPF)
Yates Clagett, 301-574-5162 -

Links of interest:

Maryland Cooperative Extension

Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program (MALPF)

The Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center:

For locating farmer’s markets, producers, and many other agri-tourism opportunities:

Rural heritage and farm-related educational and recreational opportunities:

For technical assistance, support and education for producers and residents:

Agricultural reports and studies from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission:

The Future of Agriculture (May 2005):

The Agricultural Strategic Plan: Draft Economic Strategy for Prince George’s County (January 2009):

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

Princes George's County
Princes George's Tourism
Southern MD Ag. Development Commission
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