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For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Brian Sheavly at 410-313-0721 or at bsheavly@hceda.org.

Schedule Announced for the 10th Annual Howard County Farm-City Celebration

9/11/13

For two weeks this fall, farms in Howard County will open their doors to their urban neighbors, encouraging them to reconnect with agriculture community.

Grants Available Through Maryland Horse Industry Board to Fund Equine-Related Projects

7/25/13

The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) will accept grant applications for research, educational and promotional projects that support horses or the equestrian community, or develop new opportunities for the Maryland horse industry.

Film Feastival Draws Record Crowd to Kick off Farm2Table Restaurant Week and the Buy Local Maryland Challenge

7/17/13

Record crowds showed up Tuesday night for the 4th annual Film Feastival at Clark’s Elioak Farm in Ellicott City. The event, which kicked off the Farm2Table Restaurant Weeks and the Buy Local Maryland Challenge, drew a crowd of 280 people and raised over a $1,000 for the Howard County Food Bank.

Applications for 2013 Agriculture Innovation Grant Being Accepted

6/25/13

COLUMBIA, MD – The Howard County Economic Development Authority is accepting applications for the 2013 Agricultural Innovation Grant. The purpose of the grant is to encourage Howard County’s agricultural producers to expand or diversify their business operations.

Howard County’s Fourth Annual Film “Feastival”

6/19/13

Columbia, MD – Food, farms, films and fun all add up to one thing: The 2013 Film Feastival. This year’s Film Feastival will be held from 6-9 p.m., July 16 at Clark’s Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Ellicott City.

Business Development Forum to Aid Farmers

2/06/13

COLUMBIA, MD – What do business plans have to do with farming? “Everything,” says Kathy Zimmerman, Agricultural Development Manager for the Howard County Economic Development Authority.

Howard County Agriculture Manager Named Lead Fellow

1/14/13

COLUMBIA, MD – Kathy Zimmerman, Agricultural Development Manager for the Howard County Economic Development Authority, has been named one of 22 Fellows selected to participate in the 2013-2014 LEAD Class of the LEAD Maryland Foundation.

Applications for 2013 Agriculture Innovation Grant Being Accepted

1/10/13

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is accepting applications for the 2013 Agricultural Innovation Grant.

Howard County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board Seeks Members

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Ken Ulman is currently seeking individuals, farmer or non-farmer, to serve on the Agricultural Land Preservation Board.