Somerset Soil Conservation District

The Somerset Soil Conservation District is located in the southernmost region of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Broilers, corn, soybeans, vegetables, swine, and dairy operations comprise the agricultural makeup of the area. Because of its agricultural productivity, Somerset County is ranked among the top 100 agricultural counties in the United States. Developing Soil Conservation and Water Quality Plans (SCWQPs) to protect natural resources and implementing the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) Program are chief priorities for the district’s technical staff. Additionally, district staffers are involved in planning and implementing strategies to reduce agricultural nutrients in Lower Eastern Shore watersheds. Drainage is a major concern. Many of the streams and rivers in the county are tidal, and approximately two-thirds of the soils have impeded drainage. Moreover, only about ten percent of the county’s soils can be farmed without artificial drainage. Helping farmers maintain good drainage is a major activity for the Somerset Soil Conservation District.

Contact Somerset Soil Conservation District

Contact Somerset Soil Conservation District

Larry Fykes
District Manager
30730 Park Drive
Howard H. Anderson Ag Bldg
Princess Anne, Maryland  21853-1035
Phone: 410-621-9310


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Somerset County, Maryland