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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 209
Premiere air date: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm on MPT-HD
Program preview:

Episode Description
  • What does it take to represent Maryland’s largest industry? For Miss Maryland Agriculture, it takes poise, intelligence and a lot of energy!
    http://www.marylandstatefair.com/state-fair/events/miss-maryland-agriculture-contest
    http://www.mardelwatermelon.org/
    http://marylanddairyindustry.org/
    http://www.sheepandwool.org/
  • Some of Maryland’s newest farmers don’t work on the land-they work on the water. Oyster Aquaculture is a growing industry in Maryland, and Ricky Fitzhugh and Johnny Shockley of Hooper’s Island Aquaculture are on the forefront. They grow tens of thousands of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay-they’re good for the water and for oyster-lovers! https://www.hioac.com/home
  • Worcester county chicken farmer Mihn Vihn and Wicomico county chicken farmer Tim Nguyen are just part of the Eastern Shore’s growing Vietnamese population. Both love what they do-and Mihn, especially, loves helping new farmers understand what it takes to be a top-notch poultry grower in the US.
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler picks strawberry and Rhubarb before sampling some delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Cottage Pudding with the Johnson family of Walnut Springs Farm in Elkton. http://strawberryfarm.com/

Production stills from episode 209

Thingamajig
Bull Nose Ring

It’s not just jewelry; this tool is used to help control the bull.

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