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Tips for parents navigating a new role: Teacher!

Tips for parents navigating a new role: Teacher!

(Thurmont, Maryland) – Like many parents today, Amie McDaniels finds herself with a broad list of responsibilities: full-time job, night classes, household duties, and a new one – homeschooling mom.As a former middle school teacher, she’s familiar with the...
Alpacas Expand Diversity of Maryland Farms

Alpacas Expand Diversity of Maryland Farms

Phil and Vicki Liske are livestock farmers. But you won’t see typical cattle, sheep or pigs on their farm. Instead, you’ll find a herd of long-necked, fuzzy-coated, elegantly moving alpacas. Their Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm near Preston is one of about a dozen...
Soybeans are a Sure Bet for this Maryland Farmer

Soybeans are a Sure Bet for this Maryland Farmer

If you asked Belinda Burrier 20 years ago what she’d be doing today, bets are soybean farmer wouldn’t be on the list. That’s because she married into a farming family. Her husband, Dave, purchased his family’s Union Bridge, Maryland, farm in 2002, and Belinda was all...
Farmers Take the Show on the Road

Farmers Take the Show on the Road

Spring in Maryland means it is time for farmers to get growing. Now, more than ever, consumers are looking for a strong local food supply. Maryland farmers are continuing to work to ensure that it’s available.Over the next several weeks, farmland will be prepared and...
Maryland Wineries Growing Like Vines: It All Starts with the Grapes

Maryland Wineries Growing Like Vines: It All Starts with the Grapes

Over the past two decades, wineries have been popping up in every region of Maryland. The number of wineries has grown from just 10 to over 100 since 2000. And, these wineries are not only producing a delicious product, they have dedicated the month of March to the...
Fields of Hope: A Maryland farmer supports farmers in other lands

Fields of Hope: A Maryland farmer supports farmers in other lands

When Donnie and Donna Grossnickle and their children tend the fields of the farm that shares their name, they are continuing a heritage that goes back generations. The Grossnickle brothers started the farm when they arrived from Germany in the late 1700s. Over the...