FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Government Television (FCG TV), is excited to announce a new monthly video series showcasing Frederick County’s many farms and vibrant agricultural industry, called “Farming Frederick.”
The series, hosted by former news reporter, Yvette Castillo is meant to highlight the many innovations being made by Frederick County’s farmers, and teach viewers interesting facts they may not know about our agriculture community.
Each 3-to-5-minute episode will give viewers a look at various farming operations across the County including, dairy farms, cattle farms and produce farms, among others.
Katie Stevens, who oversees Homegrown Frederick and serves as Director of Workforce Development and Agriculture Business for Frederick County’s Office of Economic Development is excited to share the new FCG TV series with the public.
“Farming Frederick” shines a light on the hardworking farmers that make up Maryland’s largest commercial industry. I am excited that we can continue to share the story of local agriculture,” she said.
The agricultural industry is an important part of Frederick County’s history and economy. There are over 1,300 farms and 188,576 acres of farmland in Frederick County. Frederick County has been harvesting revenues in agriculture longer than any other industry.
The “Farming Frederick” series will be featured on Homegrown Frederick’s website at www.homegrownfrederick.com and can be streamed on Frederick County’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/FrederickCountyMD. You can also watch it on FCG TV’s broadcast network, Comcast channels 19 and 1085.