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Energy Grants Saves Maryland Farmers Over $750,000

Rich Levels Poultry, LLC in Galena, MD

The Kathy A.P. Mathias Agriculture grant has saved Maryland farmers over $750,000 dollars since 2012. Dedicated to the memory of Kathleen Arlee “Kathy” Petry Mathias of Ocean City, who passed away Aug. 15, 2011 after a battle with cancer. The wife of Maryland State Senator James N. Mathias Jr., Kathy was an inexhaustible advocate for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and its farming community.​​​​​ This annual grant is awarded on a competitive basis to Maryland farms and agricultural businesses who significantly reduce their energy use. For more details on the grant, click here.

2016 – ​Maryland agricultural businesses improved efficiency and added solar for $208,676 in annual savings

Read on to see how Maryland farms have been able to use State grant funds to capitalize on energy efficiency and renewable energy options click below for a year by year savings report.

2012 – 13

Poultry Farm Energy Case Study

Solar Farm Energy Case Study


The new Kathy A.P. Mathias Agriculture grant is open and accepting applications till November 16. An informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at 2 pm. For an invitation to the conference call, please contact David Giusti (Phone: 410-537-4072).