K-Tag Expansion Bill Benefits MFB Members
Maryland Farm Bureau (MFB) is pleased to announce the passage of Senate Bill 221, which will allow the expansion of farm-area vehicles with a class K registration to travel from 10 to 25 miles. For over two years, MFB has worked closely with the State Highway Administration to put forward a bill that would expand the current 10-mile radius of a Class K registration, better known as a K-tag.
“This bill is what Maryland Farm Bureau is all about,” said Maryland Farm Bureau President Chuck Fry. “Members saw an issue and developed it into policy at the county level and passed it through the state level. Then we asked our friends in Annapolis to submit a bill to try and fix the issue.” READ MORE>>
Save the Date! May 21, 2014
MFB Women in Ag Conference
Join Maryland Farm Bureau Women for a day of informative and interactive workshops to expand your County Farm Bureau programs and activities. Plus a tour and dinner at a local produce farm.
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MFB welcomes two new Field Representatives
Maryland Farm Bureau has hired two new Field Representatives to support members in the Central/Southern counties and the Eastern Shore. They will both begin their roles on March 24, 2014.
Jennifer Richards of Brandywine will be responsible for Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, while… READ MORE>>
New Resource Guide Assists Veterans in Agriculture
A new resource guide developed by Farm Bureau and the Farmer Veteran Coalition Partnership is now available. Farm Bureau and the FVC are working together to train beginning farmers, make equipment available to veteran farmers and help find farm ownership or employment opportunities for members of the military transitioning into the civilian workforce.
“Through this partnership, I am optimistic returning veterans will learn how to continue their service to our country by helping feed its citizens, nourish its land and make its rural communities more viable through the many entrepreneurial opportunities agriculture has to offer,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.