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Attention K-12 artists:

Enter the MAEF Calendar Contest!

Call all K-12 artists! Let your creativity shine by designing a landscape picture, 8.5″ by 11″, showcasing Maryland Agriculture. Selected designs will be featured in our 2025 MAEF calendar, and winners will receive $50. Get inspired and find more info using the link below. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your talent and celebrate Maryland agriculture! Entry deadline extended to June 1, 2024!

We are hiring 

Mobile Science Lab Teachers!

We are hiring part-time teachers across the state for our Mobile Science Lab program, which brings hands-on science experiments related to agriculture to elementary students across Maryland. Candidates from across the state  are encouraged to apply. Contact Tonya Wible at twible@maefonline.com for more information. Applications are now being accepted for immediate availability.

Professional Development for teachers:

World Under Your Feet

Join MAEF and the Institute for Applied Agriculture on July 29-30th, 2024, for a summer professional development course for teachers focused on soil & turfgrass. Attendees will receive classroom resources to take concepts back to the classroom, 2 continuing education credits (pending state approval), a $100 travel stipend, and lunch both days. Space is limited, register today!

What do we do?

Dedicated to increasing agricultural literacy and agricultural education, MAEF is a nonprofit organization with programs serving pre-kindergarten through post-secondary audiences. MAEF signature programs include professional development courses for teachers; mobile science labs; mobile agricultural showcases and Maryland FFA. Funded by the Maryland “ag tag” license plate revenues, gifts, grants and program fees, MAEF promotes the importance of agriculture in everyone’s daily lives.

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.