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MGPA President Finds YouTube Success

 

Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on the farm to experience what it's like to run a 21st century farm – from technological advances and conservation challenges to age-old complications, such as weather and pests. The show also captures the number one reason why growers dedicate themselves to it all: their simple love of farming.

Maryland Farm & Harvest was born from an idea at a Maryland Grain Producers board meeting to share the good news story of farming with the public. This 30-minute show was the result, with major funding from the grain checkoff program. The series has rocketed to the top as MPT’s #1 rated local show, attracting an audience of over four million viewers since the series' debut in fall of 2013.

 Joanne Clendining earned an Emmy from the the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her work as Maryland Farm & Harvest host. She is joined each episode by Contributing Editor Al Spoler, who serves up The Local Buy segment.

 The series airs on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on MPT-HD and is rebroadcast on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. Each show also airs on MPT2 on Fridays at 7 p.m. All episodes are available to view online, including the 2015 bonus episode which is all about grain farming in Maryland.

 The Maryland Department of Agriculture is MPT’s co-production partner for Maryland Farm & Harvest. Major funding is provided by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board. Additional funding is provided by Maryland’s Best; the Maryland Soybean Board; MidAtlantic Farm Credit; the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation; the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation; and the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts. Other support comes from the Maryland Nursery, Landscape & Greenhouse Association; the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association; the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; Willard Agri-Service Company; the Maryland Farm Bureau Service Company; the Mar-Del Watermelon Association; and the Maryland Grape Growers Association.