“Upper Shore Regional Council and Washington College’s GIS has New Eastern Shore Harvest Directories”
Contact: Doris S. Mason
(443) 282- 5607
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2016
The Upper Shore Regional Council (“USRC”), an economic development and planning entity for Kent, Queen Anne’s and Cecil Counties partnered with the Washington College GIS Department to further develop its Harvest Directory brochure and online mapping tools. The USRC created a conglomerate of partners to assist with other funding for the Directory, which included: Caroline County Economic Development Corporation, Talbot County Office of Economic Development, Dorchester County Office of Economic Development, Dorchester County Office of Tourism and the University of MD’s Cooperative Extension Agent in several of the counties. The partners participating in the planning can also be seen on the website. The Directory is a listing of over 400 agri-businesses across the Mid- (Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester) and Upper Shore six-county region with an Android and IOS App and website http://www.harvestdirectory.org, which shares demographic information on the region’s individual agri-businesses and links to their websites and social media. It is a free tool designed to assist the agri-businesses with marketing their products and services. Businesses gain exposure from the Harvest Directory website and app, as well as through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and a WordPress blog. The Harvest Directory is also an agri-tourism tool designed to attract tourists to the region. The project was funded primarily via a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Office, the USRC, and the College. We encourage local agri-businesses to join the Eastern Shore Harvest Directory by calling us or going to the website!
You can receive a supply of brochures by emailing the Directory at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Upper Shore Regional Council at (410) 810-2124.