Australian Farmers Get a Taste of Md. Agriculture

Australian farmers visit a farm in Bushwood on their tour of Southern Maryland last week. They learned about aquaculture and other techniques.
Australian farmers visit a farm in Bushwood on their tour of Southern Maryland last week. They learned about aquaculture and other techniques. (By Katherine Stormont -- Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission)

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

A group of Australian farmers visited Southern Maryland last week to learn about alternative crops, organic farming, aquaculture, vineyards and agricultural marketing strategies. The trip was organized by the Nuffield Farming Scholarship program.

The Aussies swapped ideas with local farmers, dined on organic produce, attended a Mennonite auction, learned about zoning practices and toured the Chesapeake Bay. They were hosted by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and the University of Maryland's Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology.

-- JENNA JOHNSON


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