Language(s) spoken: English
Berran RogersSmall Farm Program Coordinator, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension
Berran Rogers Jr. (he/him) has spent the past 12 years with the UMES Extension Program as coordinator of its Small Farm Program. In this capacity, he provides leadership in developing and implementing educational and outreach programs focused on small farm planning, management and marketing on the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland.
Rogers lends his expertise to programs addressing general farm business and marketing, risk management education, and sustainable agriculture education. As the principal investigator or co-PI, he has secured over $1.5 million in funding from several USDA agencies including: Risk Management Agency (RMA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Rural Development (RD) and Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).
Since 2008, Mr. Rogers began overseeing and managing a grant-funded project aimed at “helping limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged farmers become successful agriculture entrepreneurs through education, training and outreach.” To this end, he has planned and implemented over 50 educational programs in alternative crop production, farm business management, direct marketing, sustainable farming practices, conservation awareness and participation in USDA farm programs.