The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is offering grants to aid in the purchase of wine grape vines to local farms in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties. These funds are being made available as a continuation of SMADC’s Growing Grapes for Wine Program which was established to encourage the development of a competitive wine industry in Southern Maryland.
The grant program requires matching funds supplied by the farm owner for the purchase of grape vines of recommended grape varieties compatible with the region. The Grapes for Wine Program is offered together with the University of Maryland Extension Agency which will provide ongoing training and production expertise.
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