Young Farmers Advisory Board Fact Sheet

Official Name of Board or Commission:Young Farmers Advisory Board

Statuto​ry Authority
Agriculture Article, § 2-1001 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland

Entity’s Vision and Mission:

Mission Statement:

The Maryland Young Farmers Advisory Board serves to promote Agriculture as a positive contributor to Maryland’s economy, environment, and scenic landscape; and to make recommendations related to economic development and policy issues that will assist young and beginning farmers, and other related businesses in creating and continuing profitable Agriculture throughout the State.

Primary Function

1) Identify and address issues relating to young and beginning farmers in the state ad make recommendations to the Maryland Agriculture Commission, and
2) Communicate to the general public, the Federal government, the State government, and Maryland Agriculture Commission the importance of young and beginning farmers to agriculture in the State.

Entity's members: 

  
  
VacantForestry
Chair: Michael Edward "Eddie" Boyle, Jr.Talbot County - Grain
Vice Chair: Michael CalkinsMaryland Farm Bureau - Young Farmers
Nora CristHoward County - Agritourism
VacantPoultry
Stacy KubofcikMaryland Dept. of Business & Economic Development
VacantViticulture
Jessica ToddCarroll County - Nursery
Shelby HamptonMaryland Department of Agriculture
Valerie MasonKent County - Dairy
Jamie TirallaCalvert County - Livestock
VacantGrain, Produce, Poultry

 

Maryland Young Farmer Survey 

Maryland Young Farmer Survey Written Summary

Maryland Young Farmer Survey Data Summary​

Maryland Young Farmer Survey Data and Responses


Primary Contact for the Public: 

Rachel Rhodes 
c/o Maryland Department of Agriculture 
50 Harry Truman Parkway 
Annapolis, MD 21401 ​                                                                                                   
Cell Phone: 443-883-0217
Phone: 410-841-5882  
Rachel.Rhodes@maryland.gov


Identified spokesperson for media or public speaking engagements:

Eddie Boyle, Chair

Entity's Meeting Schedule:
Quarterly