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Time to sign up for Md. ag forum

January 17, 2006

ANNAPOLIS - It's time to sign up for the Governor's Agricultural Forum, set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Prince George's Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, Md.

Registration is required by Jan. 27.

The forum was initiated by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich to find solutions to challenges facing Maryland's farmers. Recommendations identified by the committee are in three major categories: enhancing profitability; ensuring an adequate land base of well-managed agricultural land; and advancing research, education and the advocacy of agriculture.

To register, enclose a check for $20 made payable to the Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology Inc. and mail it to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, Attn: Jennifer Jumalon.

The registration form is available online at www.mda.state.md.us or by calling 1-410-841-5881.

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