See the video below for Ike Legget’s comments about the importance of agriculture in the county, and the importance of the Ag Reserve’s advocates like Caroline and Dolores:
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On Monday, August 6th, County Executive Ike Leggett will launch the New Farmer Pilot Project, which will help support sustainable-practice farmers and horticulturalists start new businesses in the County.
MCA, with partners Woody Woodroof and Wade Butler, has provided assistance to the County’s Office of Economic Development, in getting this program off the ground and (fantastically) two of our Board members, Dolores Milmoe and Mike Rubin, will provide initial acreage that will host the first wave of new farm start ups. Bravo!
The pilot is being funded for the first year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
You are cordially invited to attend the kick-off press conference, which will be held on Monday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Red Wiggler Community Farm, 23400 Ridge Road in Germantown.
See website for details.