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Join Us in the 1989 Society!

As we celebrated our 1 millionth student on the Mobile Labs this year, we know that we have touched your life and the lives of millions more through MAEF’s outstanding outreach programs. 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!

To learn more about how you can make a donation to the 1989 Society, please visit the link below.


Now Enrolling for Spring 2020 Session!

The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation has opened registration for our 8-week hybrid course, “Infusing Agriculture in the Elementary Classroom” begins Monday, March 23rd online and runs through Friday, May 15th, 2020

For more information on the course and registration, contact MAEF’s Elementary Education Director, Shannon Brown at or 410-939-9030.

Click on the link below for full details.


2020 Urban Garden Grant

Are you looking for a garden grant for your school or educational organization? The goal of the Urban Garden Grant is to increase the understanding and appreciation of agriculture in the lives of students living in urban areas. MAEF is offering $250 awards for pre-existing garden programs and $500 awards to schools who are new applicants! To learn more about the program, please click on the link to the application below!

MAEF Highlights

Coming Soon! 2020’s Ag Literacy Book

PB&J Hooray! 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!

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.

Other Ways to Support Our Mission

The AmazonSmile Program

Through the AmazonSmile Program, you can link your AmazonSmile account to our non-profit. Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase to The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. Each donation helps MAEF continue their mission of providing educational opportunities to students around Maryland! Thank you so much for your consideration!