Agriculture Land Preservation Advisory Board

Regular Meetings
  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • 220 S Main Street
  • 1st Floor Conference Room
    Bel Air, MD 21014

Members


Farming Interest


  • John W. Stump, Chair
    Term expires: May 2020
  • David M. Keyes
    Term expires: April 2018

 

Owner-Operator of Commercial Farm


  • David Dougherty
    Term expires: May 2020
  • Zachary D. Rose
    Term expires:December 2018
  • Jeffrey W. Holloway
    Term expires: May 2020

 

The Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board consists of 5 members, at least 3 of whom shall be owner-operators of commercial farms who earn 50 %or more of their income from farming.

Created By


  • Annotated Code of Maryland, Agriculture, Section 2-504.1

In A Brief


  • To advise the county on all matters concerning agriculture preservation

Description


This board is regulated by Section 2-504.1 of the Annotated Code for the State of Maryland. Board members are appointed for a 5-year term. No member shall serve for more than 2 consecutive full terms.

Duties include:
  • To advise the county with respect to the establishment of agricultural districts and the approval of purchases of easements by the Foundation within the county.
  • To assist the county in reviewing the status of agricultural districts and land under easement.
  • To advise the Foundation concerning county priorities for agricultural preservation. To promote preservation of agriculture within the county by offering information and assistance to farmers with respect to establishment of districts and purchase of easements.
  • To perform any other duties as assigned by the county.