Join the 1989 Society Today!

Join the 1989 Society to help us to continue our outreach efforts and expand MAEF programming, it will take roughly 8,000 supporters like you, your businesses, and your neighbors to commit financially to ensure a robust future for agricultural education in Maryland!

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Calendar Contest Submission Due May 1st!

Submissions for the MAEF Calendar Contest are due on May 1st! Make sure to visit the link below for information of submission. This contest is for public, private, & home school Maryland students in grades K-12 to show us what agriculture means to you!

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Ag Literacy Resources for Teachers and Parents!

Looking for some great books? MAEF’s Ag Literacy page has the latest and greatest in agricultural literature and book-based activities.  Click below to find out how to order our latest Ag Literacy book Tales of a Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish by Viola Bulter and to check out its accompanying lesson plans and activities!

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Teacher Appreciation Week Ice Cream Contest!

Monday is the start of Teacher’s Appreciation Week! We will be posting FREE resources and activities all week long. We also want to express our appreciation for all that you do and have done for your students, especially during the past year! MAEF is giving away 10 gift certificates for $15 to spend at your favorite local creamery. “How do I enter?!” you may be asking yourself. Simply subscribe at the link below to MAEF’s mailing list to receive free lessons, ag education news, grant announcements, and so much more!

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Aldo Leopold Project Workshop

Are you interested in environmental education? Then MAEF has wonderful news for you! Join MAEF at Fox Haven Organic Farm in for The Leopold Education Project workshop! The Leopold Education Project is an outdoor, experiential curriculum based on Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac that teaches important observational skills and scientific inquiries into land use history, climate change, and conservation ethics.

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MAEF Highlights

2020’s Ag Literacy Book – Order Yours Now!

Tales of a Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish is this year’s children’s book selected for MAEF’s Ag Literacy Program. Through the Ag Literacy Program, literacy volunteers set up a time to visit in a nearby school and read to students in grades K-3. Following the reading of the book, volunteers conduct an activity with the students and share their experiences in agriculture.  The book is then left in the classroom or media center. For more information on how to host the program at your school, please click the link below!

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Maryland Agriculture License Plate

Revenues generated by the sale of the Ag Tag help underwrite the expense of nearly all of the Foundation’s programs and educational outreach activities. Purchase Ag Tags from the Motor Vehicle Administration for $20.

Eligible vehicles are cars, trucks up to 26,000 GVW, landscape & equipment trailers, RVs, farm trucks, handicap plates, and boat trailers.