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Media Advisory: Department’s Salisbury Animal Health Lab Groundbreaking Ceremony

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Salisbury Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory on Monday, February 3 at 10 a.m. The new lab will replace the department’s original lab, which was built in 1953 and is in need of major renovations.

The ceremony will include brief remarks from Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder; Maryland Secretary of General Services Ellington Churchill; Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse; Maryland State Veterinarian Dr. Michael Odian; and Holly Porter, Executive Director of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. The speaking portion of the program will be followed by a ceremonial groundbreaking.

What: Salisbury Animal Health Lab Groundbreaking Ceremony

Monday, February 3; 10 – 11 a.m.
Speaking program: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Groundbreaking: 10:30 – 11 a.m.

MDA’s Mosquito Control Salisbury Office
27722 Nanticoke Road, Unit 2
Salisbury, MD

RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP to Megan Guilfoyle at or 410-841-5889.


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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889