DATE:  August 4, 2022

 “DOWN ON THE FARM”, An Informative Program

 On September 17, local farmer Steve Cox will present an on-site program, “Down on the Farm”, at his farm near Oxford, sharing information about local farming practices for those who have little or no farm experience.  In addition to understanding what happens during the course of a year from ground preparation in Spring to harvesting in the Fall, participants will also learn about soil management, use of fertilizers, and learn how farmers are at the forefront of protecting the Bay.  Steve will also discuss how small family farms, like his, have changed over the years with increasing use of technology to those who have migrated to agri-business and what that all means for the Eastern Shore.

Steve’s style is casual and Q & A is encouraged.  When asked why he wanted to do this program, Steve responded,  “Agriculture has transformed like so many other industries over the years.   Todays’ farmers are amazing multi-taskers running large, capital-intensive operations.  Small farmers cannot compete without finding unique niches for themselves”.

Join us on September 17 and get the answers to your questions about local farm practices.  The program is scheduled from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. and space is limited.  To save your place please RSVP to the Oxford Museum at 410-226-0191.   The address will be shared with those making a reservation.

The Oxford Museum, A Special Place, A Special Heritage.  https://www.oxfordmuseummd.org/