The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2007. Maryland's program was one of the first created in the United States and has become one of the nation's leaders in agricultural land preservation. It is a central element of Maryland's "Smart, Green and Growing" initiative. Combining the Foundation's program with county and other State land preservation programs, Maryland has preserved more agricultural land for future production than any other state in the Union.

If you wish to contact your local program administrator or Foundation staff, addresses and telephone numbers are provided. If you simply wish to know more about the program, you may find fact sheets, annual reports, applicable laws and regulations, and other documents at this website.

Thank you for visiting and for your interest in preserving Maryland's best agricultural land.

See the Fall 2009 MALPF Newsletter.

See the 10 Questions A Realtor Should Ask.

See the Press Release - Howard County Request for Easement Termination. MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Lawrence J. Hogan Jr., Governor
Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor
Joseph Bartenfelder, Secretary
Mary Ellen Setting, Deputy Secretary