Governor Larry Hogan announced March 18-24 as Maryland Ag Week. “Maryland is incredibly fortunate to be home to a rich and diverse agriculture industry,” said Governor Hogan in a press release from Maryland Department of Agriculture. “I am proud to recognize and celebrate this week with our hardworking farmers and producers, who continue to show their commitment to this vital industry, their communities, and our statewide efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay.”

 

To celebrate Talbot County’s agricultural heritage and to recognize the hard work of our local agribusinesses, we paid Nagel Farm Service, Inc. a visit. Enjoy a highlight of our tour of their Wye Mills operation.

Nagel Farm Service, Inc. is a grain mercantile company that buys agriculture commodities from local farmers to store and make available to buyers throughout the year. Nagel was founded in 1946 by C. Brooks Nagel. Today, the company has 36 full-time employees operating at five locations, two of which are located in Talbot County–Wye Mills and Cordova. Nagel recently completed the expansion of their Wye Mills location with the addition of three new grain silos.