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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

Phone: 410-887-8570 T.D.D.-Deaf: 410-887-5319
Fax: 410-832-4402



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

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.

Mission Statement

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


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:

For more information on programs and current events at the Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park visit the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Extension.

Revised April 19, 2021         
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