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Bio-Fuels Opportunities for Southern Maryland Farmers


The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission will hold its second Bio-Fuels Workshop on Monday, April 3rd to begin at 9 a.m. at the SMECO Auditorium in Hughesville. Farmers and interested parties are invited to attend.

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission has been exploring all types of agricultural related business to preserve and expand our Agricultural economy. Following on from the first forum held in early March, the program will include discussions on both ethanol and bio-diesel projects. Producers will learn how they can become involved in existing activities in the state and gather more information on bio-fuels production opportunities.

"To truly benefit from bio-fuels projects, farmers must become investors in these value-added projects", said Lynne Hoot with the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board who is planning to build an ethanol plant in Baltimore, "hopefully this meeting will offer information and inspiration for Southern Maryland farmers to become more involved."

Topics include the soybean market in Maryland, the benefits of bio-diesel manufacturing to the soybean farmer, livestock farmer, oil consumer and the environment, and ethanol production opportunities in Maryland. Hear from State and local officials, the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board and others. For information or to register call 301-274-1922 or 800-762-5673.

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