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Maryland Farm & Harvest
Airing Tuesdays at 7pm on MPT-HD
• Repeats Thursdays at 11:30pm and Sundays at 6am on MPT-HD
• Repeats Fridays at 6pm on MPT2
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With host Joanne Clendining
 

Maryland Department of Agriculture To help increase the public's understanding of Maryland agriculture, Maryland Public Television (MPT) in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is producing Maryland Farm & Harvest, a new series that will put a human face on farming, educate viewers about agriculture, and tell the stories of the industry that built this nation and continues to feed the world.

Most Americans once lived or worked on farms or had family and friends who did. With each generation, however, our nation grows further and further away from its agricultural roots.

cow Today, many Marylanders have never even visited a farm. As a result, many residents have not had an opportunity to develop an informed and realistic understanding of agriculture. Many don't know where their food comes from or how the industry that produces it works. Most citizens have little appreciation for the economic, environmental, health, and political threats and dangers that will surely result should the agricultural industry falter or significantly weaken.

field In addition, farmers have changed their farming practices drastically, even radically, over the last several decades, to reflect the advances in science and technology that protect the Chesapeake Bay. Few residents, however, are aware of the enormous steps farmers have taken and will continue to take, as science develops and farming practices evolve. No other sector has done as much. Few outside the industry appreciate how complex, sophisticated and regulated farming has become.

This program will take viewers from the mountains of Western Maryland, to the rolling hills of the Piedmont, to the broad, flat fields of the Eastern Shore, to explain this complex story of growing food and fiber in Maryland. Each episode will include segments about Maryland farmers, farms and agribusiness, all produced on location at farms and agribusinesses throughout the state.

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Have a question or comment for the Maryland Farm & Harvest team? Write to us at farm@mpt.org

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