Farms & Agriculture
Charles County farms harvest healthy revenues, thanks to a variety of agricultural initiatives. The “buy local” movement has reinvigorated our agricultural market, with a growing number of residents frequenting farmers’ markets in search of homegrown delights.
New Farmer Resources
Rooting a farm in solid business practices is the first step in agricultural entrepreneurship.
The Maryland Beginning Farm Success Project helps new farmers develop profitable business plans and products.
Maryland FarmLINK provides resources and real estate leads to new and established farmers.
The University of Maryland Extension is a fresh resource for education, regulations, and marketing support.
The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) supports farms and the future of agriculture in our region through farmland preservation, business support for regional farmers, and resources to help consumers find the farms they need.
Advancing agriculture is an American priority. Funding sources include:
MARBIDCO helps Maryland's farms prosper by providing emerging or existing
agricultural enterprises with essential funding and resources.
Colonial Farm Credit offers fixed-rate loans on land with no minimum acreage required.
USDA offers a variety of loans to start, improve, transition, and expand farm operations nationwide.
Views from Charles
For those who work in economic development, pointing out a community’s assets is part of the job. But sometimes, it’s what its citizens say that makes a difference. This is a true story told by a local businessman who’s now in Southern Maryland but moved here from another state.
“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”
Director of Operations
“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures
“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"
Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations
Righttime Medical Care
“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”
Darlene M. Breck
Southern Maryland Business Center
“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."
Andrew W. Welburn
The Welburn Organization