Maryland Farm Bureau 2016 Scholarship Application
Deadline February 1, 2016
The Maryland Farm Bureau will offer five $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors starting college in the fall of 2015 or full time college students at any community college or four-year institution. Applicants or their parents/guardians MUST be members of Maryland Farm Bureau. Three of the scholarships will be offered to agricultural curriculum majors and two scholarships will be offered to non-agricultural or agricultural curriculum majors.
Selection will be made by a committee designated by Maryland Farm Bureau. To apply, students must return the attached application form with a current photo (which will be used in a recognition program and a press release recipient announcement as well as on the Farm Bureau Webpage) and an essay on: MORE>
New Membership Benefits
Will Your Land be Your Legacy?
Have you developed a plan for when it’s time to hand down the farm? Land as Your Legacy by Nationwide Insurance is a transition program for farmers to create specific plans to pass their farm along to the next generation. This program provides security to families engaged in the agricultural community so the land and businesses they’ve worked for to build will be preserved and remain a legacy for generations to come. Land as Your Legacy is free to Nationwide policy holders and is offered through various Maryland Farm Bureau events each year.
“My wife and I had no idea where to begin with our farm’s transition plan,” said Wayne Stafford, Maryland Farm Bureau Vice President. “The Land as Your Legacy seminar prepared us for our meeting with a legal professional because we already had those crucial discussions with our family to determine the future of our farm.” MORE>
Rural Road Safety in Maryland
MFB and Nationwide Promote Safe
Driving on Rural Roads
The National Safety Council estimates there are around 15,000 collisions involving farm vehicles on U.S. roadways each year. Maryland Farm Bureau has partnered with Nationwide Agribusiness to promote their Rural Road Safety campaign beginning April 1, 2015 to increase awareness among farmers and other equipment operators of the risks of moving farm equipment on rural roads. MORE>
Maryland Farm Bureau Day
Join us for Maryland Farm Bureau Day, Sunday, September 13 at 1:35 pm, Baltimore O’s vs. Kansas City Royals. MORE>
Annual Maryland Young Farmers
Join us for the Annual Maryland Young Farmers State Picnic hosted by the Kent County Young Farmers, Saturday, June 20th. MORE>
Maryland Farmers Travel to
Washington D.C. during National Ag Day
More than 60 Maryland Farm Bureau members traveled to our Nation’s Capital to meet with Congressional leaders on March 18. Before heading to Capitol Hill, members received a public policy and legislative briefing from American Farm Bureau Federation officials. A number of time-sensitive issues facing agriculture are currently being debated on the National level. These issue areas consist of federal “GMO” labeling uniformity, opposition to the proposed EPA rule that would expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act, preserving antibiotic access for livestock, and securing a reliable and competent workforce. MORE>
MFB Women’s Leadership Women
in Ag Conference “Growing Together”
The Maryland Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee held its annual Women in Ag conference “Growing Together as Advocates for Agriculture” on March 13 and 14 with over 50 women in attendance. This two-day conference featured advocating and leadership presentations, educational hands-on activities, idea sharing, a lesson and tasting on tea, tours and so much more.
The goal of the conference was to educate, inspire and empower women to be Advocates for Agriculture. This event was open to anyone interested in improving leadership, professional and personal skills. We were very appreciative of our sponsors – Southern States, Maryland Soy Bean Association, Common Ground, Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, Miller Farms, and Tea with Carrie Douthit. MORE>
Leave your legacy at Maryland Farm Bureau by buying a brick to go in the walkway outside of our new headquarters building in Davidsonville. READ MORE>