On Thursday, August 24, Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, visited the University of Maryland Terp Farm, a sustainable farming operation managed by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and UMD Dining Services. The facility which is located in Upper Marlboro Maryland lies on two acres of land and serves as a research and education facility committed to the continual growth of crops and partnership with Dining Services. Governor Hogan was accompanied by members of his team, Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder, and members of the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
The governor toured the Maryland Agriculture Experiment Station Facility via wagon ride, which was followed by a brief overview of the facility and programs provided by facilities manager Donald Murphy. The tour concluded near the Terp Farm project fields where Students and Staff answered questions of Governor Hogan and his team pertaining to vegetable growth, delivery to University Dining Services, and Student accessibility to the off-campus facilities.
We thank Governor Hogan, Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder and their team members for engaging with the University of Maryland AGNR facilities, visiting the Terp Farm, and their continued interest in the University of Maryland’s effort to create a sustainable environment.