Applications for Md. dairy farm beautification awards being accepted

March 08, 2012

DICKERSON, Md. — The Maryland Dairy Industry Association will once again honor farms across the state as part of a statewide dairy farm beautification program.

This is the fourth year for the Maryland Dairy of Distinction program.

 So far, 20 dairy farms have received the distinction

The award gives recognition to dairy producers for maintaining well-kept farmsteads.

Farms nominated for the award will be judged during spring and summer and winners announced at the Maryland Dairy Convention in February 2013.

Winning farms will receive a sign for display on their operations.

All Maryland dairy producers are invited to submit an application for the award.

To obtain an application, call Laurie Savage at 301-349-0750 or send an email to, or call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782 or send an email to

Applications are due by April 16 to Leslie Hart, Washington County Agriculture Marketing Specialist, 7303-7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713, or fax to 240-420-1713.

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