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Maryland Agriculture Cover Crop Program

Guest feature: Julie Oberg is the Communications Director for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Follow along with MDAg @MdAgDept and Maryland’s Best @MdsBest. Maryland farmers planted a record-setting 492,244 acres of cover crops on their fields last fall as part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s 2015-2016 Cover Crop Program, breaking

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Greening Your Business Program
Energy & Sustainability

Guest feature: Laura Armstrong is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Maryland Department of the Environment. Follow along with MDE @MDEnvironment. Whether your organization is just getting started in greening its operations or you’re ready to take your sustainability efforts to the next level, a new free program offered by the

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Morgan State University and Washington College
Breaking NewsEducation & Research

The Maryland Department of Commerce, Morgan State University and Washington College have endowed $4 million in two new research professorships. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI), a program created in 2014 to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at the state’s colleges

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Hungry Harvest on Shark Tank

This time last year, Howard County’s Hungry Harvest was going through a growth spurt and managing its daily operations with only three employees. Last Friday, Hungry Harvest appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank seeking a $50,000 investment for five percent equity in the company. What a difference a year makes. Hungry Harvest’s

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tourism fort mchenry
Hospitality & RecreationMaryland EconomyTourism

The Maryland Office of Tourism Development, part of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today announced that tourism in Maryland is on the rise, with 6 percent increases in tourism employee payroll and visitor spending to the State in 2014. These and other insights about the impact of the travel and

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Hungry Harvest

A Maryland small business is about to get some serious national exposure. Hungry Harvest, a Jessup-based company that repurposes surplus produce, will appear on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank airing on January 8, 2016 at 9pm EST. Hungry Harvest was founded in 2014 by Evan Lutz, a graduate of the

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Plak That Printing Company
ArtsManufacturing & ProductionProfiles

Looking for the perfect unique gift this holiday season? Don’t forget to #ShopSmall at stores in your community and #BuyLocalMD products. Check out more Maryland gift-giving suggestions here. As a lifelong Ocean City resident, Wyatt Harrison spent every summer working at Malibu’s Surf Shop on the boardwalk. During his 14

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RSA conference 2016
Information & TechnologyInnovation & TechIT and Cybersecurity

The 2016 RSA Conference is scheduled for February 29 through March 4 in San Francisco, and applications are already being accepted for the conference’s Innovation Sandbox competition. For Maryland’s cybersecurity startups, the contest provides exposure to potential customers and investors, as well as media. Maryland has an impressive track record

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Carnival Cruise Lines' Pride
EntertainmentHospitality & RecreationTourism

Guest feature: Matthew Scales is the Public Affairs Officer for the Maryland Port Administration. Follow along with the Port on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s face it: Maryland can be cold during the winter season. Last winter, our region experienced well below average temperatures and above average snowfall. As we prepare

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Buy local Maryland turkeys
AgricultureMaryland EconomyMaryland Living

With Thanksgiving just over two weeks away, now is the time to plan your holiday menu. Why not purchase some local Maryland products for your main course? For the freshest, best tasting turkey this year, order from one of the many turkey farms across Maryland. But don’t wait – turkeys are

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