In the winter of 2003, a group of concerned farmers and others met and decided to work towards the acquisition and development of a centrally located agricultural resource center. In 2004, the Baltimore County Agricultural Resource Center Inc. (now MARC) was formed as a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization to support this effort while protecting a farming legacy in the County that supports 751 farm enterprises with nearly $200 million in agricultural output.
The Baltimore Center for Maryland Agriculture is situated at a gateway between Baltimore County’s Rural/Urban fringe and offers tremendous opportunities to provide an agricultural living history site. Through educational programs, events, museum and tourist services, the site can serve to educate the public to the significance of Baltimore County’s and Maryland’s agricultural and horticultural past and heighten awareness of present-day agricultural and horticultural practices.
To understand the long-term vision for the Center, download a pdf copy of the Master Plan.