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!
  • 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!
  • 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.

Production stills from episode 209

Bull Nose Ring

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