Agriculture

Homegrown Frederick

As Maryland’s largest agricultural County with the most number of farms and farmland acres, agriculture has far reaching effects on our economy and quality of life.


 is a service of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED)’s agriculture business development who focuses primarily on promoting agricultural opportunities and assisting agricultural businesses. Homegrown Frederick is a tool for farmers and citizens that promotes local agriculture and business in order to preserve the rich heritage of our County.

Agriculture Leader in Maryland

  • #1 in organic farms
  • #1 in turkey farms
  • #1 in agritourism farms
  • #1 acres for hay
  • 1st cidery and meadery
  • 1st farm brewery

Want to learn more about agriculture in Frederick County? Visit Homegrown Frederick for information on:

Agriculture Business Support

The Agriculture Business Council is an appointed Board comprised of local agriculture industry professionals that suggests and implements new ways to preserve the ag-industry and proactively informs the County Executive, County Council and OED. The Agriculture Business Council meets the 4th Tuesday of every other month.

If you’re looking to start a new agribusiness or expand an existing one, the Frederick County Office of Economic Development can help. Contact our office for more information today to get started. Services available include:

  • Liaison on behalf of the agriculture industry
  • Promotion and education of agriculture 
  • Permitting and zoning assistance for agriculture businesses
  • Development of business plans to start or expand agricultural businesses

Agriculture Incentives