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2012 Washington County Farm of the Year
8/19/2012

Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission will announce the 2012 Washington County Farm of the Year

Boonsboro, MD (August 14, 2012) - On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at noon, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) will announce the winner of the 2012 Washington County Maryland Farm of the Year.
Washington County, Maryland has an abundance of rich agricultural lands filled with products and commodities that support our community, state and nation. The Washington County Farm of the Year Award is designed to recognize and honor this rich heritage. During this special event, the EDC will recognize one outstanding farm and farm family that exemplifies the heritage of agriculture in Washington County.
Award Criteria
The award is based upon numerous criteria including production, conservation, preservation, community involvement, and dedication to farming and agriculture. The 2012 winning farm will showcase excellence in agriculture and promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by today's farmers. Press and Media are invited to attend this event.
About the EDC, Agricultural Marketing
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC), Agricultural Marketing is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The EDC, Agricultural Marketing is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The EDC interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the County. Visit www.washco-agmarket.net for more information.
About Washington County, Maryland Government
Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.
According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest cost per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit www.washco-md.net for more information.
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