PGSCD OFFICES & EVENTS
The Prince George’s Soil Conservation District’s headquarters building is open Monday through Friday for plan drop-offs and retrieval. There is currently no plan drop-off or retrieval from the District’s satellite office located at 9400 Peppercorn Place, Largo, MD.
NOTICE ON PUBLIC ACCESS & PLAN SUBMISSIONS:
The Prince George’s Soil Conservation District is open for business, but there is no public access into our headquarters office (Upper Marlboro) or our satellite office (Largo). ALL plan submissions are to be made at the District headquarters in Upper Marlboro. Please drop off all submissions and pick-up packages in the vestibule. *Checks will be taken off of packages immediately. Contact either office for project status updates and guidance. If you have any other questions or inquiries, please call 301-574-5162 ext. 3 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For USDA-FSA related inquiries, please contact Anna Kitzmiller at 301-574-5162 ext. 2 or email@example.com.
For USDA-NRCS related inquiries, please call 301-574-5162 ext. 3 to leave a message or contact Michael Baker, Acting District Conservationist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For MDA-related inquiries, please call 301-574-5162 ext. 3 to leave a message.
NOTICE ON ANNUAL DINNER:
Details of this year’s 46th Annual Cooperator Dinner will be released at a later time. We’ll share more specifics when available.
NOTICE ON ENVIROTHON:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Prince George’s County Envirothon will be virtual. For more information, please visit our Envirothon page.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
Food Pantry – Explore a map for food pantry locations in Prince George’s County and neighboring jurisdictions.
Prince George’s County Health Department – Guide to Social Distancing
PGC Food Equity Council – Resources for food assistance during the corona virus outbreak.
Prince George’s County Public Schools – Latest updates and resources from PGCPS
PGC Economic Development Corporation COVID-19 Business Relief Fund – $15M fund established to provide financial assistance to county businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis (includes grants)
New Landowner’s Manual – For new landowners during this time, view this free landowner’s manual published by NACD for helpful guidance.
CDC & MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Get general, worldwide updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information for Agriculture Workers and Employers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Get the latest updates from the Maryland Department of Health
Maryland Horse Council — Visit Maryland Horse Council for the latest COVID19 info for Maryland’s horse community.
Maryland Horse Industry — Visit the homepage of the Maryland Horse Industry for the latest updates for COVID19.
Extension Horses — Visit Extension for COVID19 information.
COVID-19 Guidelines — View the latest COVID-19 guidelines for safe community gardening.
COVID-19 FAQ for Community Gardens – Food safety handling information for community garden managers and gardeners
Montgomery Parks’ Community Gardens COVID-19 Information – guidelines and best practices to ensure the safety of community gardeners
Cooperative Gardens Commission Health & Safety Guidelines – guidelines and safety precautions for community gardeners
LOCAL FARMERS, PRODUCERS & FARMERS MARKETS
Where + How to Buy Local during COVID-19 Map
Fresh. Local. Fun. PGC – list of county farms, CSAs and farmers markets open for business
Farmers Market Coalition – Stay informed with updates on Farmers Market’s
PGC Food Equity COVID-19 Resources for Farmers Markets – a resource for Prince George’s County farmers market managers and vendors
Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission – COVID-19 Resources for Farmers, Agribusinesses and Consumers
Maryland Farm Bureau – Coronavirus Updates in Agriculture
The South Carolina Grower COVID-19 Protective Measures for U-Pick Farms – includes link to building a field hand washing station
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) – Resources for farmers
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project – Check out New Entry’s information for farmers and food businesses.
Purdue University – Take a look at this perspective on the COVID-19 outbreak and how to navigate.
University of Maryland Extension – Article “You’re Going to Need a Different Marketing Plan”
COVID-19 FAQ for Farmers Markets – Information for farmers market managers, market go-ers and vendors
Future Harvest CASA – To help farmers and shoppers weather this crisis, MDFMA (www.marylandfma.org) + Future Harvest (www.futureharvestcasa.org) – along with collaboration from other local groups like MWCOG (www.mwcog.org) and Delmarva Grown (https://www.delmarvagrown.com/) – are creating a directory of local food resources for direct sales. If you would like to be included on this list, please answer the following questions and the information provided will be shared with the public.
Future Harvest CASA Safety Protocols For Food Distribution & Purchases During COVID-19 – this guide is a reference for direct local food sales
Future Harvest CASA Communications Resources for Farm Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic – create clear communications with customers about your COVID-19 safety protocols
UMD Extension COVID-19 Resources – Information, services, and assistance regarding COVID-19 (including resources for farmers)
ATTRA COVID-19 Response – Resources for farmers as well as free technical materials
American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund – awards farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each
COVID-19 Business Survival Guide – resources focus on several different areas from marketing on Facebook and Google, to CDC Guidelines for small businesses and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan process
PASA Webinar: COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Farms & Small Businesses
PASA COVID-19 Guidance for Farms & Markets – includes a list of relevant information and resources to support farmers and local markets
Virginia Cooperative Extension COVID-19 Resources – resources for farmers markets, farmers, community gardens and food workers
UMD Extension COVID-19 and Agritourism in Maryland – resources for pick-your-own and other food marketing operations
NESAWG’S COVID-19 Resource Page – resource to help support farmers and food systems practitioners during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Iowa State University Extension COVID-19 Resources – a variety of resources for livestock and produce growers from their small farm sustainability program