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Montgomery County Resources and Programs

In Montgomery County, we offer:

  • Educational programs
    (Envirothon and Close Encounters with Agriculture)

  • Workshops and events

  • Equine education

  • Cost-share programs

  • Equipment rental

  • Assistance to producers

Application for Assistance

Conservation Agreement

MSCD Conservation Agreement downloadable resource

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.

Montgomery County

Office of Agriculture

Map of the Montgomery County Agriculture Reserve
Montgomery County Office of Agriculture logo

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.

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