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  • Montgomery County Announces Second Round of Opportunities for New Farmers The second round of the New Farmer Project is underway in Montgomery County. The project, which was launched as a pilot in 2012, is soliciting applications from farmers who are ready to start their businesses in the County’s Agricultural Reserve. “We’ve dropped the ‘pilot’ from what was known as the New Farmer Pilot Project, because we see this as a long-term endeavor that will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our farm businesses,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. New farmers will be selected through an application process that is open from now until November 25 when applications are due. Like the previous round, the prospective farmers will be thoroughly vetted, culminating with the landowners choosing a new farm business partner. The project was created by the County’s Department of Economic Development (DED), which promotes business creation and retention across the County, and houses the Agric ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • "Follow the Leader" Campaign Marks Five-Year Anniversary of the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program “This December marks the five-year anniversary of the County’s Green Business Certification Program. Launched in 2009 by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery College, the program recognizes voluntary efforts by businesses to protect, preserve and improve the environment. In honor of the anniversary and as a special thank you to the nearly 60 Certified Green Businesses, the County has launched a “Follow the Leader” PSA marketing campaign. The Ride-on PSA reads “Follow the Leader!” alongside the name and logo of a Certified Green Business. Each business will be individually promoted on a particular bus for at least 12 weeks. Some PSAs have been visible since September, but November will be the only month during which almost all the PSAs will be on the street at the same time. “It’s no accident that we ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • County Executive to Host Birth Anniversary Celebration of Guru Nanak to Honor Sikhism for First Time in County,  Today at 3 p.m. The public is invited to join Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett in celebrating Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and first of the 10 gurus in Sikhism, today, October 30, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Executive Office Building, Terrace Level Cafeteria, 101 Monroe St., Rockville. This is the County's first celebration in honor of Guru Nanak. The free program will focus on the teachings and life of Guru Nanak and include traditional Sikh music and a reception with light refreshments. The County Executive and Interfaith Liaison Reverend Mansfield “Kasey” Kaseman are scheduled to give remarks. The County Executive will also honor the Sikh Community in November by traveling to the holy city of Amritsar to visit the Golden Temple during his India Mission Trip. For more information, call Diane Vu at 240-688-2001. ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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