$600,000+ In Grants for Small Maryland Horse Farms

Need Extra $$ For Fencing? Waterways? Manure Containment?

Check Out This Program!

September, 2007

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received $604,794 in grant monies in Conservation Innovation Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to be used to help owners and operators of small-sized equine operations in the seven Patuxent River watershed counties with pasture and manure management.

The horse farm management grant will provide technical and fi nancial assistance to owners of small and midsized horse farms in Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s counties through the county soil conservation districts. This grant builds on a similar $700,000 Chesapeake Targeted Watershed Grant announced just over a month ago by expanding the geographic area eligible to participate. MDA’s partners on this soil and water quality project are the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension and Equine Studies Program, the Horse Outreach Workgroup, Maryland Department of the Environment, soil conservation districts, the Maryland Horse Industry Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Stay tuned for how to apply!



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