Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers
on the farm to experience what it's like to run a 21st
century farm – from technological advances and conservation
challenges to age-old complications,
such as weather and pests. The show also
captures the number one reason why
growers dedicate themselves to it all:
their simple love of farming.
Maryland Farm & Harvest was born from
an idea at a Maryland Grain Producers board meeting to share
the good news story of farming with the public. This
30-minute show was the result, with major funding from the
grain checkoff program. The series has rocketed to the top
as MPT’s #1 rated local show, attracting an audience of over
four million viewers since
the series' debut in fall of 2013.
Joanne Clendining earned an Emmy from the the
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her
work as Maryland Farm & Harvest host. She is joined each
episode by Contributing Editor Al Spoler, who serves up The
Local Buy segment.
The series airs on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on
MPT-HD and is rebroadcast on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. and
Sundays at 6 a.m. Each show also airs on MPT2 on Fridays at
7 p.m. All episodes are available to
view online, including the
2015 bonus episode which is all about grain farming in
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is
MPT’s co-production partner for Maryland Farm & Harvest.
Major funding is provided by the Maryland Grain Producers
Additional funding is provided by Maryland’s Best; the
Maryland Soybean Board; MidAtlantic Farm Credit; the
Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry
Development Corporation; the Maryland Agricultural Education
Foundation; and the Maryland Association of Soil
Conservation Districts. Other support comes from the
Maryland Nursery, Landscape & Greenhouse Association; the
Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association; the Delmarva Poultry
Industry, Inc.; Willard Agri-Service Company; the Maryland
Farm Bureau Service Company; the Mar-Del Watermelon
Association; and the Maryland Grape Growers Association.