Statutory Authority: '2-201-205 of the Maryland Annotated Code.
Entity's Vision and Mission: Formulate and make proposals for the advancement of Maryland agriculture by serving as an advisory body to the Secretary on matters pertaining to agriculture.
Primary Function: The Maryland Agriculture Commission is appointed by the Governor of Maryland and serves as an advisory body to the secretary and deputy secretary of agriculture. The commission consists of 30 members representing various commodities across Maryland, and includes both a consumer and a University of Maryland (ex officio) representative.
The commission currently pursues the following priorities and activities
Entity's members: Each member is appointed to a three-year term, and is eligible to serve two consecutive terms.
Entity's Meeting Schedule:
The Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month except for April, July, and September. The Commission conducts spring (May) and fall (October) farm tours.
The tours educate Commission members on the different types of agriculture operations in Maryland. All 23 counties host the Commission every five years.
Primary Contact for the Public: Maryland Department of Agriculture 50 Harry Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401Phone: 410-841-5882
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401