The Office of Agriculture (OAG) promotes agriculture as a viable component of the County’s economic sector, through:

  • Providing regulatory, marketing, and technical assistance to the County’s farmers
  • Serving as a liaison between the agricultural community and County government
  • Preserving farmland as a resource for future agricultural food & fiber production
  • Supporting agricultural education and outreach

The OAG collaborates with other agricultural agency partners located at the one-stop Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, including:

  • University of Maryland-Extension (UME)
  • Montgomery Soil Conservation District (MSCD)
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Learn more about the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve and everything it brings to the County.