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Washington County farm honored in exhibit, 'Maryland Farmers: Faces of the Land'

March 25, 2013

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Agriculture celebrated National Agriculture Week March 17 to 23 by hosting a reception to honor farmers featured in award-winning photographer Edwin Remsberg’s exhibit titled “Maryland Farmers: Faces of the Land,” which is on display in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis.

Some 200 people — many of them lawmakers and policy experts who work in Annapolis — viewed the exhibit during the reception.

The exhibit features various types of farming from across the state. Many of the farmers featured in the exhibit were on hand at the reception to talk to attendees about their work and industry, including Alice Orzechowski of Caprikorn Farms in Washington County (goat milk cheese, www.caprikornfarms.com).

Several featured farmers donated food made on their farms to promote fresh, locally grown food, including Orzechowski who brought goat cheese platters.

National Agriculture Week recognizes the important contributions that agriculture makes to American society while the photography exhibit offered unique insight into the lives of Maryland farmers as integral parts of our state’s societal fabric.

The “Faces of the Farm” photo exhibit, which will remain on display at the Miller building for the rest of the year, showcases those who work the land every day and highlights the diversity of people, places and practices involved with food production in Maryland. The exhibit, which features 12 archival 20-by-30-inch photographic prints, will be permanently housed at MDA, starting in 2014.

 For more information, go to www.mda.maryland.gov/Documents/ag_brief/AgBrief_Agriculture.pdf.

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