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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 404

Premiere air date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • Baltimore County farmer Tom Reynolds' newest venture involves a warehouse in neighboring Harford County and a whole lot of water. Inside the 10,000-square-foot facility, Tom is raising tilapia and lettuce together using a system called aquaponics.
    http://www.rfarmfresh.com/
  • When Don Moore of Heritage Hill Farm in Cecil County isn't working his own 150-acre property, he's on the road lending his expertise to other farmers. Don is special breed of consultant: a crop consultant.
  • Tal Petty of Saint Mary's County started oyster gardening as a hobby. Now that hobby has evolved into the Hollywood Oyster Company. Tal will explain how oysters are raised and why this type of underwater "farming" is taking off in the state.
    http://www.hollywoodoyster.com/
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler gets to know some unusual heritage waterfowl breeds at Moose Manor Farms in Charles County.
    http://www.moosemanorfarms.com/
  • Then & Now: Goldfish Farming

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Thingamajig

Tractor Seat

This is a cast-iron tractor seat. Early tractors didn't have cabs, so drivers were exposed to the elements—nothing like today's padded seats and air conditioned cabs.

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