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Grant funds available to support purchase of farm equipment

Hughesville, Md- The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is offering grant funds to support the purchase of farm equipment for the benefit of farmers in the Southern Maryland Region. SMADC is pleased to offer this program again in 2018.

SMADC invites agricultural entities to identify farm equipment needs that would be shared and rented by farmers across the Southern Maryland region. Funds will be made available to purchase the equipment. Priority will be placed on equipment that promotes long-term environmental benefit to the Chesapeake Bay, supports new farm initiatives, is easily transportable and that may not be otherwise available.

Proposals will be accepted from regional entities within the five Southern Maryland counties (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s), such as county government offices, farming organizations, non-profit organizations, etc.

To be considered, proposals must be submitted no later than Monday, July 30, 2018.  All proposals/requests must include the following:

Cover memo that includes: name of entity making request, language to demonstrate proven need for equipment, estimate of projected use and verification that equipment can be easily transported
Three bids with price included

Please mail or submit proposals to SMADC, P.O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20646, or to info@smadc.com. For questions about the Farm Share Program proposals, please call 301-274-1922, ex.1.​

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