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 Resource Conservation

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The Maryland Department of Agriculture's​ Office of Resource Conservation works 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. The office provides a range of educational, financial, technical assistance, and regulatory programs to support Maryland agriculture and protect natural resources. The office works with a number of local, state, and federal agencies, while implementing policies established by the State Soil Conservation Committee. Five key areas - Program Planning and Development, Conservation Grants, Watershed Implementation, Nutrient Management, and District Operations - comprise the Office of Resource Conservation. 

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Program Information

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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