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Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park

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Park Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Farm Manager: Gina Porter

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
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Phone: 410-887-8570 T.D.D.-Deaf: 410-887-5319
Fax: 410-832-4402
Email: baltcoagcenter@baltimorecountymd.gov

 

About

Baltimore County developed an agricultural resource center on this 149-acre property on the corner of Shawan and Cuba Roads. Read the final master plan (PDF) for the site.

The Center consolidates many of the support services for the agricultural community, promotes the future sustainability of the agricultural industry, serves as an educational resource center and field destination for school children and adults, and provides open space benefits of walking and equestrian trail riding. The Center is designed to look and feel like a farm from the architectural design of the buildings to the presence of field and livestock operations.

The Center for Maryland Agriculture's mission is to connect our diverse population with their food, land and natural environment through educational opportunities, interactive demonstrations and authentic agricultural experiences. 

Programs and Events

  • Agriculture and Nature Education Programs
  • Pre-school Programs
  • Adult Speaker Series
  • Field Trips
  • Scout Programs
  • Summer Camps

Exhibits and Facilities

  • Outdoor Riding Arena—The outdoor arena is available for schooling, clinics and special events. Reservations are required.
  • Kevin Kamenetz Indoor Therapeutic Arena—The indoor arena is home to therapeutic equine programs and is available for reservation.
  • Pavilion - Enjoy a picnic or reserve our pavilion for a special event.
  • Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
  • Farm Animal Exhibits
  • Greenhouse
  • Farm Fun Discovery Zone
  • Trails for Hiking, Biking and Horse Riding

Field Trips

Field trips are offered Tuesday through Sunday for schools, scouts and other groups. Email the Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park at baltcoagcenter@baltimorecountymd.gov for a request form and more information. 

  • Down On The Farm—Learn where your food comes from, take a hay ride and meet our resident farm animals.
  • How Does My Garden Grow?—Discover the role of insects, animals and natural forces in pollination and seed dispersal. 
  • Life Cycles On The Farm—Life abounds on the farm. Learn about the life cycles of our resident animals, plants and insects.
  • Hydroponics—Become a horticulturist and discover methods for growing food in a small space using hydroponics.
  • Soils—Meet the microorganisms that make up soil, take a soil sample and learn to make compost. 

Partners

The Center is home to the support services for the agricultural community by housing the offices of:

Organizations that utilize the Center for meetings and activities include:

Connecting our community through agriculture, land stewardship and equestrian experiences.

 
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