Susanne Zilberfarb

Executive Director
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc.

Susanne grew up on a farm, pursued a degree in communications, and in a classic "you can take the girl out of the farm but you can't take the farm outta the girl" move, has spent much of her career in ag. She is currently the executive director of the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, and was previously ED for both the Delaware Soybean Board and the Maryland Soybean Board. A storyteller, habitual photo-snapper and huge fan of interesting plants and the people who grow them. Get a cup of coffee and settle in to her favorite pics on Instagram as @zilbergrams.


When it comes to Water Quality Protection, Delaware Farmers Take the Job Seriously

Susanne ZilberfarbMar 24, 2018

Many people think of the ground when they think about sustainability. But U.S. soybean growers are very aware of the important role that water also…


The Science-Based Approach Behind U.S. Crops

Susanne ZilberfarbJan 17, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers stay plenty busy in the winter. Following U.S. and state conservation laws is something they practice year-round in order to deliver a…


The Surprising Link Between GMOs and the Chesapeake Bay

Susanne ZilberfarbDec 29, 2017

The U.S. soy industry benefits when it promotes methods of innovation and sustainability, and the soy checkoff works to identify and address market access issues…

Weed Control

U.S. Soybean Farmers Apply Herbicides in a Sustainable Manner to Control Weeds

Susanne ZilberfarbNov 28, 2017

Maryland farmer Eric Spates explains how he applies herbicides in a sustainable manner and applies foliar micronutrients to help control weeds. [video width="400" height="224" mp4=""][/video]

Weed Control

U.S. Soybean Farmers Use Technology to Produce a Sustainable Product

Susanne ZilberfarbNov 21, 2017

Maryland farmer Eric Spates talks about how he uses the same computer as both a yield monitor and a sprayer monitor. GPS and autosteer help…

Cover Crops

Soybean Harvest in Maryland

Susanne ZilberfarbNov 14, 2017

Maryland farmer Eric Spates shows how he combines beans at his farm. He talks about his sustainability practices, including how his grass waterway prevents soil…