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 practice​s and programs that balance crop and livestock production with the need to protect natural resources. The office provides a range of educational, financial, technical assi​stance, 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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