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Maryland Agricultural Commission Seeks Nominations

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Agricultural Commission is seeking nominations to fill eleven positions. The Commission serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of Agriculture which represents all major commodities in the state.  As a group, Commission members address legislative and policy issues that affect Maryland agribusiness.

The open positions represent:

  • Agri-Tourism
  • At Large / Ag. Services (Two vacancies)
  • Dairy
  • Forestry
  • Livestock
  • Poultry
  • Tobacco
  • Viticulture

For consideration, applicants must be Maryland residents and have experience in the field they are representing.  Appointments are made by Governor Larry Hogan, and each member is eligible to serve two three-year terms at the Governor’s discretion. The Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

For applications, please contact Jessica Armacost at or (443) 883-0217.

All forms must be received by January 25, 2016.

Additional information about the commission and applications is available online at:

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jessica Hackett
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888