Resources for Ag Agents

Maryland Farm Registration for Produce Growers - Food Safety Updates for UMD Agriculture Extension Agents

If you are a Maryland Extension agent or fruit and vegetable grower, use this video to help you navigate the mandatory Maryland farm registration process. Contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture at for questions regarding this video. 

There is a flow chart to help navigate the registration process here

To learn more about food safety for fresh produce, GAP certification and requirements, and for help in compliance to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, go to:

Maryland Department of Agriculture FSMA Website

PSR Coverage Exemptions Exclusions Flow Chart

FDA Inflation Adjustment

FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety

What is Rarely Consumed Raw Fact Sheet

On farm readiness review (OFRR) request (word)

On farm readiness review (OFRR) request (Google forms)

Interactive map of approved Maryland State water testing labs