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Maryland Public Television series features Montgomery County Farm
By: Mary Miles

Maryland Public Television series Maryland Farm & Harvest

features Poolesville farm

Series showcases the industry that feeds Maryland 

OWINGS MILLS, MD – A local Montgomery County farm will be featured in an episode of the new Maryland Public Television series Maryland Farm & Harvest in January 2014.

On Tuesday, January 14, Jamie Jamison and his three sons, fourth- and fifth-generation farmers in Poolesville who grow corn, soybeans and winter wheat on 5,000 acres, will help viewers experience one day in the life of an annual corn harvest.

MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest had its series debut in November 2013.  The program puts a human face on Maryland agriculture, telling the stories of the people who grow food and fiber -- from corn and soybeans to apples, poultry, milk and cheese.  From locations statewide, the series chronicles the successes of and the challenges to the state’s No. 1 industry.

The series airs on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on MPT-HD and is rebroadcast on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m.  Each show will also re-air on the secondary channel MPT2 on Fridays at 6 p.m.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is MPT’s co-production partner for Maryland Farm & Harvest. Major funding is provided by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board. 

Additional funding is provided by the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation; the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation; MidAtlantic Farm Credit; the Maryland Soybean Board; Maryland’s Best; the Maryland Farm Bureau; the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Other support comes from the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts; the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation; the Maryland Nursery & Landscape Association; the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association; the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; the Maryland Grape Growers Association’s George Mead Educational Fund; Harford County, Maryland, Division of Agriculture; and the Mar-Del Watermelon Association.

For more information visit: http://www.mpt.org/farm/.

About MPT

Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state-licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).  MPT’s six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia.  Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows.  Beyond broadcast, MPT’s commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is delivered through year-round instructional events and the super-website Thinkport, which garners in excess of 19 million page views annually.  MPT’s community engagement connects viewers with local resources on significant health, education, and public interest topics through year-round outreach events, viewer forums, program screenings, and phone bank call-in opportunities.  

 

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