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Washington County, MD

Washington County Maryland is located in the upper northwest panhandle of the state and from the Washington Metropolitan region. It shares its eastern border with Montgomery County and its northern border with Pennsylvania. The County is aproxmatly 460 square miles and is home to 131,923 people. The county geography is dominated by the mountains of the Blue Ridge. The county is also home to numerous state and national parks.

Agricultural Acreage in 2007: 114,065
Number of Farms: 844
Number of Farm Markets: 2
http://www.mdfarmbureau.com/Md%20FarmMarkets.asp
Top three to five Agricultural Products:Poultry, cattle, hogs, and fruits

Total Local Economic Contribution of Agriculture:

  • Revenue from agriculture: $83,691,000
  • Revenue per farm average $199,160
  • Crop sales $20,434,000(24%)
  • Livestock Sales $ 63,257,000 (76%)

Agricultural Lands protected:21,000 acres (Washington County Planning Dept)

Other Farm-Related Products or Activities in the County:
Annual Ag-Expo: July

Principal Agricultural Contacts:

Maryland Farm Bureau Representatives:
Galen Long, President


Betty Jo Shifler
County Secretary
20017 Beaver Creek Road
Hagerstown, MD  21740

Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program (MALF)
Eric Seifarth: 240-313-2445
eseifarth@washco-md.net


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
Washington County Links

Washington County Government
Maryland Farm Bureau
Maryland Department of Agriculture