The 2023 edition of the award-winning Homegrown Harford, an annual publication highlighting the county’s agricultural community, is out now. This year’s theme is science and technology in modern agriculture.
“Harford County has long been at the center of agriculture, science, and technology, and in this year’s magazine, we highlight how these fields are evolving in our own backyard. I’m proud of our agricultural history and excited for the future,” County Executive Bob Cassilly said.
This year’s issue includes stories about farmers who are maximizing their resources with GPS and drone technologies, using honeybees for crop pollination, and combining biology, chemistry, and physics to brew beer.
Read about the importance of soil testing, then how one farmer avoids it altogether by growing crops hydroponically – without soil.
Another story highlights the advances in biotechnology at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the impact they’ll have on Harford’s agricultural community.
Distributed by the Daily Record, the free magazine is available at all Harford County Public Library branches, the Harford County Agricultural Center in Street, and the Office of Economic Development in Havre de Grace. Copies can also be picked up at various events throughout the year, including the Harford County Farm Fair. It is also online at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2907/Homegrown-Harford.
Anyone who has an agribusiness, or is thinking of starting one, is encouraged to contact Harford County’s new ag coordinator, Alyssa Jefferies, for assistance and access to resources at [email protected] or 410-638-3511.