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Young Farmers Advisory Board seeking four new members

November 01, 2012

ANNAPOLIS — The Young Farmers Advisory Board is seeking nominations to fill four positions on the board. 

Those interested must have direct experience in agriculture.

The board promotes agriculture as a positive contributor to Maryland’s economy, environment and scenic landscape; and makes recommendations to the secretary of agriculture related to economic development and legislative and policy issues that will assist young and beginning farmers, and other related businesses in creating and continuing profitable agriculture throughout the state.

Members are appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley and eligible to serve two, three-year terms.

The board meets quarterly in Annapolis.

Those interested in serving on the board should send a resumé to Rachel Melvin at the Maryland Department of Agriculture by Dec. 1, by email to rachel.mel vin@maryland.gov or mailed to her at MDA, 50 Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 21401.

For more information, call 410-841-5882, or go to  http://mda.maryland.gov/boards_comms/young_farmers.php.

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