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MPT to feature Cordova farms on "Maryland Farm & Harvest"

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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 6:00 am

EASTON — Two Cordova farms will be featured in February episodes of the new Maryland Public Television series “Maryland Farm & Harvest.”

Chip Councell will be featured in the 7 p.m. Feb. 4 program. Councell is a 10th generation farmer in Cordova who manages 1,300 acres of grain and vegetables that reflect the best conservation principles, according to an MPT news release.

He and his family, who grow corn, soybeans, winter wheat and a wide variety of vegetables, have embraced agritourism.

The 7 p.m. Feb. 11 episode will highlight night farming with Tyler Swann and his father, Randy, of Cordova. Because of GPS, real time kinematic satellite navigation and auto-steer technology, farmers today can run combines and planters around the clock.

MPT’s “Maryland Farm & Harvest” debuted Nov. 19. From locations statewide, the series chronicles the successes of and the challenges to the state’s No. 1 industry, according to the news release.

The series airs at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on MPT-HD and is rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m. Thursdays and 6 a.m. Sundays. Each show will also re-air on the secondary channel MPT2 at 6 p.m. Fridays.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is MPT’s co-production partner for “Maryland Farm & Harvest.” Major funding is provided by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board.

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