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Agricultural commission meeting set

April 05, 2013

The Maryland Agricultural Commission will hold a public meeting Wednesday, April 10, at 7 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 commission serves 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.

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