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​​​Meet the farmers and conservation professionals 
MARYLAND
Conservation Videos
Meet the farmers and conservation professionals who are working to protect the natural resources we depend on. Our videos spotlight Maryland farmers and the conservation projects they have installed to manage manure, protect local streams, and build healthy soils. Please watch, learn and share.​​​
CREP BufferGRASSED WATERWAYS
Cecil County | Watch Now 3:07
Grassed waterways help protect crop fields from soil erosion and safeguard local water quality. They are often used to prevent gullies from forming and are consistently one of MDA's most popular conservation practices. Learn why they are an essential ​conservation tool for this Cecil County farmer. 
CREP BufferWETLAND RESTORATION
Talbot County | Watch Now 3:59
Wetlands provide farmers with a range of water quality and enhanced wildlife benefits. Learn how this Talbot County farmer transformed unproductive areas of his farm into ​wetlands with the help of 100% cost-share.​
Mature CREP BufferMEET A GROWN UP FOREST BUFFER
Carroll County | Watch Now 2:19
Ever wonder what a grown up forest buffer looks like? See for yourself the many benefits of streamside forests.
CREP Buffer
ALL ABOUT BUFFERS 
Carroll County | Watch Now 2:37​ 
Get a bird's eye view of a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Planting that has transformed this small Carroll County farm.​​ 
Cover CroppingCOVER CROPS
Queen Anne's County | Watch Now 3:44 
You’ve probably heard about the water quality and soil health benefits of planting cover crops. But did you know that cover crops can provide a stable source of nitrogen for spring crops? Meet a pair of Queen Anne's County farmers who have taken cover cropping to the next level. ​
FARMING WITH YOUR NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN​​ ​FARMING WITH YOUR NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN
Washington County | Watch Now 4:03 
Nutrient management plans help farmers protect local water quality and improve farm efficiency and profitability. Meet a Washington County dairy and grain farmer who gets the most out of his plan.​​
Pasture ManagementPASTURE MANAGEMENT
Anne Arundel County | Watch Now 4:41
Sound pasture management provides ​health benefits for horses and local waterways. Learn how this Anne Arundel county barn manager uses rotational grazing to improve pasture grasses and save on feed costs. ​
Stream Restoration​​ STREAM RESTORATION
Baltimore County | Watch Now 4:49 
Learn how this Baltimore County beef farmer took advantage of Maryland's financial and technical assistance programs to restore the stream that runs through his property.
COVER CROPPINGMANURE MANAGEMENT
Frederick County | Watch Now 3:34 
​Waste storage structures come in all shapes and sizes. Meet two Frederick County livestock farmers have to say about how these facilities protect local streams, improve their operations, and make daily chores easier.​
MEET A GROWN UP FOREST BUFFER​​ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Frederick County | Watch Now 2:33 
Local soil conservation districts have a long history of helping farmers install conservation practices on their farms to ​protect natural resources. Learn how their free engineering and technology services save farmers both time and money.  ​

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Hans Schmidt
Assistant Secretary
Resource Conservation
Phone: 410-841-5865
Fax: 410-841-5734

Office Address
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401​

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