The Delmarva Farmer recently published an article by Jonathan Cribbs, Ag groups team up for So. Md. loan program. In this article you can read about local Prince George’s County Farmers Chantel and John Brooks.
“The family started a cattle farm. Their daughter, 33-year-old Roxann Brooks Motroni, is a veterinarian and has experience with cattle. The family figured a beef business — owned jointly by their three children — could service local residents and restaurants. They only needed money to start their herd and fence the property.
That’s where MARBIDCO and the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission came in.
About a year ago, SMADC teamed up with MARBIDCO — a quasi-public corporation created to develop agriculture industries and markets statewide — to offer small loans specifically to farmers in Southern Maryland.”
To read more about the Brooks family, their farm, and SMADC, please click here.