The Maryland Department of Agriculture's OFFICE OF RESOURCE CONSERVATION (RC) works closely with Maryland farmers and soil conservation districts to plan and implement conservation practices and programs that balance crop and livestock production with the need to protect natural resources. RC provides a range of educational, financial, technical assistance, and regulatory programs to support Maryland agriculture and protect natural resources for future generations. The Office works with a number of local, state, and federal agencies, while implementing policies established by the State Soil Conservation Committee. Four key areas - Program Planning and Development, Conservation Grants, Nutrient Management, and Conservation Operations - comprise the Office of Resource Conservation.
Learn more about our agricultural conservation programs