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Nominees sought for ag commission

June 13, 2011

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations to fill nine positions on the Maryland Agricultural Commission.

The nine positions represent aquaculture, direct farm marketing, equine, Farm Credit, food processing, Maryland Farm Bureau, Maryland State Grange, nursery and poultry. Interested parties must have experience in the field of the position they are interested in filling.

The appointments are made by Gov. Martin O'Malley and each member is eligible to serve two, three-year appointed terms.

The Maryland Agricultural Commission consist of 30 members who represent various commodities and organizations across the state, and serve as an advisory body to Maryland's Secretary of Agriculture.

The commission includes a consumer and an University of Maryland (ex officio) representative.

As a group, the members address legislative and policy issues that affect Maryland agribusiness. The commission meets monthly.

For more information, call Florence Jordan at 410-841-5882 or send an email to jordanfm@mda.state.md.us.



Send farm news to The Herald-Mail at P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; fax it to 301-714-0245; or send an email to tonym@herald-mail.com.

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