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June 17, 2024

Urban Agriculture Advisory Committee Meeting Notice

The Urban Ag Advisory Committee will meet on June 18th, 2024, from 1 pm to 3 pm.  The meeting will be held virtually. The meeting link information can be found below. For more information, please get in touch with Program Administrator Bill Tharpe at 410-841-5869. or bill.tharpe@maryland.gov.

Urban Ag Advisory Committee

Tuesday, June 18 · 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xge-okwe-ctr

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 417-986-2931‬ PIN: ‪184 424 927‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/xge-okwe-ctr?pin=9390189226223

 


June 13, 2024

Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Meeting Notice

Annapolis, MD – The Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will meet on June 20th, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Agenda items include general board business, license approvals and CE approval requests For more information please contact the Board’s Executive Director Nathaniel Boan at 410-841-5862. or Nathaniel.Boan@maryland.gov.

 


June 11, 2024

Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Board Meeting Notice

Annapolis, MD—The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation will conduct its monthly meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, June 25, at 9 a.m. via Teleconference Agenda items include general board business.

For those interested in attending, please contact the Executive Director Michelle Cable at (410) 841-5860 or michelle.cable@maryland.gov.


June 4, 2024

Maryland Ag Commission Meeting Notice

Annapolis, MD- The Maryland Agricultural Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 12th at 10 a.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters. A call-in option will also be available. The agenda includes a presentation from the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Value Added Agriculture Specialist, staff updates and commodity reports. For more information, please contact Harrison Palmer at Harrisonb.palmer@maryland.gov or 410-841-5882


June 3, 2024

State Soil Conservation Committee Meeting Notice

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The State Soil Conservation Committee will meet on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. Limited seating is available for those who want to attend in person. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on soil conservation and water quality programs. For those interested in attending, please contact Alisha Mulkey, Executive Secretary for the State Soil Conservation Committee, at alisha.mulkey@maryland.gov for call-in information. Established in 1938, the State Soil Conservation Committee coordinates the activities of Maryland’s 24 soil conservation districts, while advising the Secretary of Agriculture on matters relating to soil and water conservation.

 


Maryland Horse Board Meeting Notice

The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) meeting will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Elizabeth Farina and Lauren Umlandt’s Clarity Riding Center, 3395 Davidsonville Rd., Davidsonville, MD 21035.  www.clarityriding.com

The meeting will include current information and discussion concerning Horse Board initiatives, updates from board members, and reports from stable inspectors. An overview of the Clarity Riding operation and a tour of the facility will follow. Clarity is unique in that the center offers Endurance Riding as well as hunter/jumper, dressage, eventing, foxhunting, and general riding skills in its lesson, training, and boarding program. Morgan horses, as well as many other breeds, are used extensively. The farm stands the four year-old Morgan stallion, Throwing Shade. The operation comprises three farms and a robust rotational grazing program.

A detailed agenda, minutes from the May 14, 2024 board meeting, project updates, and a financial summary will be sent out before the meeting. If you need further information, please contact Ross Peddicord at ross.peddicord@maryland.gov.

 


May 22, 2024

Nutrient Management Advisory Committee Meeting Notice

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Nutrient Management Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, June 4th, will be rescheduled to Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 9:00. 
The meeting will be held in person at MDA and offered virtually (virtual meeting information is below.) In 2024, the Maryland legislature passed Senate and House Bills that gives the MDA Nutrient Management Program authority to require permits on farms where Food Processing Residuals are applied. The new legislation becomes effective July 1, 2024.
MDA is currently working on draft regulations and June 4th will be your opportunity to review the draft regulations and provide input. Please try to attend or send a representative, and feel free to contact Dwight Dotterer, Dwight.Dotterer@maryland.gov, if you have any questions.

Join by phone

(US) +1 318-702-0086
PIN: 780453058


May 20, 2024

Annapolis, MD—The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation will conduct its monthly meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. via Teleconference Agenda items include general board business.

For those interested in attending, please contact the Executive Director Michelle Cable at (410) 841-5860 or michelle.cable@maryland.gov.


May 16, 2024

Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Meeting Notice

Annapolis, MD – The Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will meet on May 23rd, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Agenda items include general board business, license approvals, sanitation reports, CE approval requests, and a presentation from EY of the new licensing portal. For more information please contact the Board’s Executive Director Nathaniel Boan at 410-841-5862. or Nathaniel.Boan@maryland.gov.


May 6, 2024

State Soil Conservation Committee Meeting Notice

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The State Soil Conservation Committee will meet Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
Limited seating is available for those who want to attend in person. The meeting is open to the public and will
focus on soil conservation and water quality programs.
For those interested in attending, please contact Alisha Mulkey, Executive Secretary for the State Soil
Conservation Committee, at alisha.mulkey@maryland.gov for call-in information.
Established in 1938, the State Soil Conservation Committee coordinates the activities of Maryland's 24 soil
conservation districts, while advising the Secretary of Agriculture on matters relating to soil and water
conservation.


Maryland Seafood Marketing Advisory Commission Meeting Notice

The Maryland Seafood Marketing Advisory Commission will meet on Thursday, May 16th, 3 p.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters. Agenda items include: a presentation on “Blue Catfish & MD Seafood Exports Sales Opportunities in Singapore,” a presentation on the Voluntary Crab Quality Assurance Program, FSMA 204 update for the seafood industry, seafood marketing update and FY25 seafood marketing plans and strategy. 

For those interested in attending, please contact Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Seafood Marketing Director, Matthew Scales at Matthew.Scales1@Maryland.gov

For those interested in joining virtually, please see the Google Meet login information below.

Time zone: America/New_York
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/bxm-hnfq-oga
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 475-675-3141‬ PIN: ‪373 909 749‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/bxm-hnfq-oga?pin=4492441509623


April 30, 2024

Maryland Horse Board Meeting Notice

The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) meeting will be held at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Gerardo Martinez’s Wild Kid Acres, 731 Central Avenue East, Edgewater, MD 21037. The meeting will include current information and discussion concerning Horse Board initiatives, updates from board members, and reports from stable inspectors. In addition, Gerardo Martinez will give us an overview and tour of Wild Kid Acres, the East Coast’s only bilingual agricultural education farm. A detailed agenda, minutes from the April 11, 2024 board meeting as well as project updates and a financial summary will be sent out prior to the meeting. If you need further information, please contact Ross Peddicord at ross.peddicord@maryland.gov ph: 240-344-0000.


April 24, 2024

Maryland Agricultural Commission Spring Tour Scheduled for May 8th- Meeting Notice

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – The Maryland Agricultural Commission has announced it will hold its spring tour in Talbot and Caroline Counties on Wednesday, May 8th. The tour agenda is as follows:

Agenda:

Tilghman Island Seafood, Tilghman

Talbot Conservation Center, Easton

Hutchison Brothers Farms, Cordova

Honeybee Flower Farm, Cordova

Wye Nursery, Denton

Oakland View Farms, Oakland

 

For more information, please contact Harrison Palmer at harrisonb.palmer@maryland.gov or (410) 841-5882.

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April 19, 2024

Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Meeting

Annapolis, MD – The Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will meet on April 25th, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at virtually. Agenda items include general board business, license approvals, sanitation reports, CE approval requests, a review of general inquiries submitted to the Board, and a discussion with staff from the Animal Emergency Hospital. For more information, please contact the Board’s Executive Director, Nathaniel Boan, at 410-841-5862 or Nathaniel.Boan@maryland.gov.

 


April 10, 2024

Pesticide Advisory Committee Meeting Notice

The Pesticide Advisory Committee will meet on April 24, 2024, from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held virtually. MDA’s Nadya Chehab will be our guest speaker, providing an update on climate change and its effects on MD agriculture.

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fmr-bfvs-rgi

If you require additional information, please contact the Pesticide Regulation Section at pest.reg@maryland.gov.


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