Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Maryland Cattlemen's Association is to foster profitability, sustainability and stewardship across the Maryland beef industry through producer education, beef promotion and political action. 

Upcycling, Sustainability, and Super-Cows!

Did you know that the Jorgensen Family Foundation and Hedgeapple Farm have worked on issues related to farm system sustainability (both economic and environmental) since well before sustainability was cool? We have always understood that for a farm system to survive in an increasingly competitive and highly regulated food production environment, that system must function with a specific knowledge of the interconnectedness of every component of potential impact both inside and outside the farming system. And, we must always seek to appropriately balance the interaction between the animals we raise and the surrounding ecosystem in which we raise them.