Skip to content

Washington County Announces 2020-2021 Farm of the Year

Washington County Announces 2020-2021 Farm of the Year

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 13, 2020) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to announce Stone Wall Angus Farm as recipient of the 2020-2021 Washington County Farm of the Year. This marks the tenth year Washington County has recognized a Farm of the Year. The winning farm showcases excellence in agriculture and promotes a greater understanding of the challenges faced by today’s farmers. Production, conservation, preservation, community involvement, and dedication to farming and agriculture is the gold standard for this award.
Stone Wall Angus Farm, located in Fairplay Maryland is a 50 acre farm dedicated to producing registered Angus cattle. Additional acres are leased to provide food for the cattle. This veteran owned farm has been operating since 1987 and is owned by Jim and Ellen Matheny. The farm is worked by their daughter Stephanie, grandchildren Garrett, Laurel and Joey Siler. Stone Wall Angus raises top quality affordable beef that can be purchased at their farm store. Agriculture is the root of the American way of life; it is pure and simple. This exemplifies Jim Matheny. ‘Farmer Jim’ is dedicated to giving back to his community and state as well.
Jim Mathney’s daughter, Stephanie Hudson said,  “through perseverance and sacrifice, Jim has watched his dream become a reality. Farming is his passion, woven into the fabric of his soul, a true love.”
Washington County Business Agricultural Specialist, Leslie Hart, said, “it’s always and honor for me to present the Farm of the Year. Stone Wall Angus Farm is an exemplary example of a working farm producing top quality beef. The cattle on the farm eat what is produced on the farm. High attention to quality of forages and feeds and the health of the animals is first and foremost. The Matheny Family has made it easy to get their beef with their on farm store.”
For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380.
###

Other news:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Raspberry Road

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Raspberry Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 20, 2020) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Raspberry Road between Locust Grove Road…
COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: October 20, 2020

The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s…
Board of Education Vacancy - Call for Applicants

Board of Education Vacancy - Call for Applicants

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 19, 2020) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners announces the School Board Nominating Commission is now accepting…

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county. Washington County is well served and several options are available for broadband services. Resources to help your household find the right internet service plan include InternetProviders.com. Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.