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Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park

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Farm Manager: Gina Porter

Park Hours: Open 7 a.m. to sunset March through October. Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. November through February.

Park Education Center Hours: Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Office Hours: Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff office is located across from the outdoor arena bleachers. 

1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
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Phone: 410-887-8570
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 Agriculture Center'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

Advanced registration is required for all events and is accepted until 4 p.m. on the Friday before the event. Email baltcoagcenter@baltimorecountymd.gov to register for programs, events, facility rentals, field trips, schooling and birthday party information.

  • Agriculture and Nature Education Programs
  • Pre-school Programs
  • Adult Speaker Series and Book Club
  • Field Trips
  • Birthday Parties
  • Scout Programs
  • Summer Camps
  • Special Events

Facility Rentals

  • Large and Small Meeting Rooms
  • Indoor and Outdoor Riding Arenas
  • Pavilion
  • Grounds
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Greenhouse

Schooling

The center offers space for jumping and flat work. 

Field Trips

Field trips are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for schools, scouts and other groups.

  • 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. 
  • Soils—Meet the microorganisms that make up soil, take a soil sample and learn to make compost. 

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are offered on Saturday and Sunday for groups of 30 or less. Parties include a one-hour, farmer-led animal encounter with a hay ride and one hour of pavilion use. 

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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