Develop nutrient management plans to balance nutrient inputs with crop requirements, thereby improving farm profitability, reducing nutrient inputs into the Chesapeake Bay and enabling producers to comply with the State of Maryland’s Water Quality Improvement Act of 1998.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and deliver nutrient management plans using specially designed software and software applications;
  • Explain nutrient management planning and plans to agricultural producers;
  • Perform phosphorus-loss risk assessments;
  • Demonstrate proper techniques of soil and manure sampling for agricultural producers and when appropriate collect soil and manure samples;
  • Sample and analyze soils for nitrate-related tests, and
  • Demonstrate and train agricultural producers in equipment calibration and crop yield measurements.

We currently have four Nutrient Management Advisor positions open in the following counties (click the county name for position details and to apply):

  1. Baltimore County
  2. Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City
  3. Worcester County
  4. Talbot County 

Contact Emileigh Lucas at or 301-405-2465 for questions about the positions.

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