Talbot County is home to 305 farms that encompass 26,133 acres. Agricultural production contributes over $50 million to the local economy, half of which comes from grain production. The majority of these large grain farms have implemented advanced environmental technologies. Easton is an ideal location for businesses that supply the agricultural industry and conduct research on advanced environmental technologies.
The EEDC is supporting the launch of the Eastern Shore Food Distribution Network, an organization that will provide sales and marketing, distribution, and training to local farmers and value-added producers.
The EEDC is targeting value-added agricultural businesses as a way to diversify the local ag economy. These businesses are a natural complement to the region’s large-scale farms. The established network of resources, suppliers, and customers makes it easy to launch and grow your ag-based business.