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Effort Aims To Raise Farmer Suicide Rate Awareness

BERLIN – A new campaign aims to raise awareness regarding the increased risk of suicide facing farmers. Farmers are three times more likely to die by suicide than those outside the agriculture industry, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). To address that fact, local organizations have launched the “Save a Shore Farmer” outreach  Read the Rest…

Future of farming could begin with drones

STEVENSVILLE — The future of farming could begin with drones. Contestants from around the state gathered to give their final pitch to judges at the Grow & Fortify Value-Added Agriculture Summit. Held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on Dec. 6, the summit was presented by the Rural Maryland Council and Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit. Their  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council honors rural community advocates

Annapolis, MD – The Rural Maryland Council and its membership convened Thursday, November 29, 2018 for its Annual and Executive Board Meeting at the Yellowfin Steak and Fish House in Edgewater, MD. In addition to providing an overview of upcoming events and activities for 2019, the Rural Maryland Council also held its annual Rural Impact  Read the Rest…

Accelerator aims at Frederick startups

FREDERICK, Md. — A new program launched by the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, in collaboration with the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and numerous community partners, is aimed at increasing entrepreneurs’ access to resources. The Community Growth Accelerator Technology Development Program aims to drive start-up formation, development and expansion in Frederick County, Md. Entrepreneurs  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Fund awards Benedictine $100K

The Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) awards $100,000 grant to make necessary capital improvements to address health, safety and handicap-accessibility concerns in seven of Benedictine’s group homes in the Town of Easton and in Talbot and Caroline counties. The group homes provide community-based residential and learning-for-living support to individuals with multiple disabilities and  Read the Rest…

Federal Funding/Resource Guide to Help Address Rural Substance Abuse & Opioid Misuse

The USDA Rural Development and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy launched the Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse. This new resource is a first-of-its-kind, one-stop-shop for rural leaders looking for Federal funding and partnership opportunities to support local response efforts. The Rural Resource Guide to Help Address  Read the Rest…

Volunteer Maryland/RMC Information Sessions

Leverage, Lunch, and Learn! Volunteer Maryland and its partners mobilize community volunteers to address critical community needs. Discover how a strategic partnership with Volunteer Maryland can strengthen your volunteer program and increase community engagement. Volunteer Maryland place AmeriCorps Members who serve as Volunteer Coordinators full time for 11 months. During the day you will assess  Read the Rest…

Hogan lauds Mistletoe Hall Business Park

EASTON — On Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, local, county and state officials gathered to announce construction on Easton’s new commerce and business park at the Mistletoe Hall Farm. The 86.25-acre parcel on Goldsborough Neck Road, which comprises seven parcels, offers a prime location to encourage entrepreneurial activity and support business expansion and attraction. The land  Read the Rest…

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