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State Ag Department to Launch “Homegrown By Heroes” Campaign on Nov. 2

Sec. Bartenfelder and State Officials to Honor Maryland Veteran Farmer 

ANNAPOLIS, MD (Oct. 31, 2016)
– Secretary Joe Bartenfelder and officials from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and MidAtlantic Farm Credit will honor U.S. Army veteran Bob Miller of Nice Farms Creamery at an event Wednesday, November 2, in Easton. Miller is the first participant in the Maryland’s Best Homegrown By Heroes program, and will be presented with an official placard to display at his farm.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s family of Maryland’s Best logos were created to help farmers identify their products as locally grown. The addition of the Homegrown by Heroes logo expands on this effort and recognizes a small but important group of farmers who have served honorably and returned to the land.

The Farmer Veteran Coalition was granted the honor of administering the Homegrown By Heroes program nationally on Veterans Day 2013. The program boasts over 550 members in 48 states plus Puerto Rico. For more information on the program, visit the Farmer Veteran Coalition website.


WHAT: State officials will celebrate the launch of Maryland’s Best Homegrown By Heroes campaign by presenting official signage to its first participant, Bob Miller of Nice Farms Creamery.

WHO: Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder; Dana Hendrickson, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs; Paul Baumgardner, Board Chairman, MidAtlantic Farm Credit; Bob Miller, Nice Farms Creamery.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 2, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Rise Up Coffee Roasters, 618 Dover Road, Easton, MD 21601

Media should RSVP to Jason Schellhardt at 410-274-0167 or


Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889

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