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Western Maryland Voices Needed for Maryland Ag Commission

Hagerstown, Md. (April 13, 2015) – The Washington County Office of Agricultural Business Development is encouraging local growers and those involved in the ag community to consider applying for a seat on the Maryland Agricultureal Commission. Currently the commission has eleven available positions. All applications must be received by April 24, 2015.


For more information please review details from  the Maryland Department of Agriculture release below. For those in the agriculture community interested in more information contact Leslie Hart, Agricultural Business Development Specialist at: 301-432-4782 or


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  

CONTACT:  Julie Oberg, 410-841-5888
                   Vanessa Orlando, 410-841-5889

Maryland Agricultural Commission Seeks Nominations

ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 30, 2015) – The Maryland Agricultural Commission – an advisory body to the Secretary of Agriculture which represents all major commodities in Maryland  –  is seeking nominations to fill eleven positions. As a group, Commission members address legislative and policy issues that affect Maryland agribusiness.

The open positions represent:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Agri-Tourism
  • Bio-fuels
  • Consumer
  • Dairy
  • Field Crops
  • Horticulture
  • Nursery
  • Organic
  • Turf
  • Veterinary

To be considered, applicants must be Maryland residents and have experience in the field they are interested in representing.  Appointments are made by Governor Larry Hogan, and each member is eligible to serve two, 3-year appointed terms, depending on the Governor’s decision on the appointment.  The Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month from 9:00 until noon throughout the year.

To be considered, contact Jessica Armacost at or 443-883-0217 for more information and application forms.  All forms must be received by April 24. Additional information about the commission and applications are available online at:

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