Montgomery County Resources and Programs
In Montgomery County, we offer:
(Envirothon and Close Encounters with Agriculture)
Workshops and events
Assistance to producers
Application for Assistance
Farmers, gardeners, students, and anyone else with an interest in growing or beginning their farm may also access the wide range of resources available from the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture.
Office of Agriculture
The Office of Agriculture was created to support and promote the viability of the agricultural industry in Montgomery County.
Agricultural activities occupy about one-third of Montgomery County's land area and the County's diverse agricultural industry - 540 farms and 350 horticultural enterprises - produces more than $287 million in economic contribution and employs more than 10,000 residents.
The Office works to increase the public's awareness of the value and economic impact of agriculture. In order to preserve working farmland, the Office works closely with farmers in the County’s Agricultural Reserve. More than half of the County's 93,000 acres of viable farmland is now preserved through transfer of development rights (TDR) or easement purchase initiatives.
Two years before its 2010 goal, the County achieved its farmland preservation goal to protect 70,000 acres of farmland.