MD Agriculture Commission Schedules Ag Tour & Meeting

March 31, 2013

MD Agricultural Commission Schedules Public Meeting and Ag Tour for April 10

The Maryland Agricultural Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the Howard County Fair Grounds Dining Hall, 2210 Howard County Fair Road, in West Friendship. Anyone interested in farming and rural topics is encouraged to attend. The meeting provides citizens with an opportunity to share their opinions and discuss issues and policies affecting agriculture and rural communities, exchange ideas, get better acquainted with the role of the Maryland Agricultural Commission, and meet the Commission members.

The commission will also tour agricultural operations in Howard and Montgomery Counties prior to the hearing. The Maryland Agricultural Commission serve as an advisory body to the Agriculture Secretary. Its 24 members are appointed by the Governor and represent commodities and organizations across the state. As a group, the members address legislative and policy issues that affect Maryland agribusiness.

For more information please contact: Vanessa Orlando, 410-841-5889 or vanessa.orlando@maryland.gov.

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