Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Private Applicator Pesticide License Requirements
Training dates for farmers applying for new and renewal Private Applicator Pesticide Licenses have been scheduled by the University of Maryland Extension, Garrett County Office.
Mt. Top Fruit and Vegetable Meeting Set for December 15th
?The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mt. Top Fruit and Vegetable Meeting on December 15th.
Precision Dairy Technology Program to be Held at CTTC
The University of Maryland Extension will host "Precision Technology Use in Dairy Farming" on December 14th.
Mtn. Fresh Producers Association to Hold Winter Farmers' Markets
The Mtn. Fresh Producers Association of Garrett County will hold a series of winter farmers’ markets, beginning Nov. 18 and running throughout the winter and spring.
Farming Survey Being Conducted by Garrett College
The Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development division is currently conducting research on the challenges that local farmers are facing today.
County's Scenic Barn Quilt Trail Boasts 42 Stops
Explore Garrett County’s scenery, farming communities, and heritage this summer by following the Barn Quilt Trail.
A Taste of Napa in Western Maryland
Deep Creek Cellars, which celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, is still going strong.
FireFly Farms Earns Fifteen Awards for its Handmade Cheese
FireFly Farms celebrates another successful season earning 15 new individual awards won by its acclaimed line of cheeses in national and international cheese judging programs in 2016.
FireFly Farms - More Than Entrepreneurs, More Than Foodies
They are more than entrepreneurs. They are more than foodies. Koch and Solanet are committed champions of rural business and sustainable agriculture.
In The Spotlight: Deep Creek Lavender Farm
Deep Creek Lavender Farm, one of Garrett County’s newest and most unique experiences, sits just minutes from Deep Creek Lake.
In the Spotlight: Farmhouse Fête
Opened just one year ago, Farmhouse Fête has already become a must-see stop and Leigh has designed the shop with her customers in mind.
In the Spotlight: Working H Meats & Market
The Hardesty family at Working H Farms have been offering area residents delicious all natural meats and eggs for the past decade.
Local Farms to be Featured on MPT
Two Garrett County farms will be featured in upcoming episodes of “Maryland Farm & Harvest” on Maryland Public Television.
Maryland Native Plant Festival May 9 Features Fun and Learning For All Ages
Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the second annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival on May 9th at New Germany State Park.
Garrett County Ag Marketing Grants Available
The Garrett County Department of Economic Development recently announced a new grant program to aid in the promotion of agriculture-based businesses in Garrett County.