Economic Development Agricultural Advisory Board

Meetings
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • The 3rd Wednesday of every month (except June-August and December)
  • 220 S Main Street
    Bel Air, MD 21014
Members
Agricultural Education Foundation
  • George Mayo VI
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Agricultural Land Preservation Program
  • William D. Amoss
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Cooperative Extension
  • Cynthia L. Warner
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
County Council
  • Chad R. Shrodes
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Dairy
  • Barbara S. Minde
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Deer Creek Watershed Association
  • Richard D. Norling
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Division of Agriculture
  • Jason C. Gallion
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Equine
  • Michelle L. Jennings
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Future Farmers of America
  • Derek K. Hopkins
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Grain
  • Richard S. Holloway
    Term expires: December 3, 2018

Harford County Farm Bureau
  • Michael D. Doran
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Livestock
  • J. Robert Tibbs, Jr.
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Member-at-large
  • Juliet S. McGuirk
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
  • John (Jack) C. Troyer
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
  • Worley Gene Umbarger
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Nursery
  • W. David Thompson
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Retail
  • Katherine H. Umbarger-Dallam
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Service
  • J. David Boniface
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Soil Conservation District
  • William R. Tharpe
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Vegetable/fruit
  • Allison W. Jones
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
Young Farmers Committee
  • Harrison L. Rigdon
    Term expires: December 3, 2018
About the Board
This board will advise or inform the County Executive, County Council, the County Delegation to the General Assembly, and the Office of Economic Development on agricultural issues of concern and to enhance the economies of agriculture in the county. It was created by Harford County Code of Maryland, Article XVA, Section 9-100.1

Membership
This board consists of 20 members that are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Sixteen of the board members represent the following farm practices or agricultural industries:
  • Agricultural Education Foundation
  • Agricultural Land Preservation Program
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Dairy
  • Deer Creek Watershed Association
  • Equine
  • Harford County Farm Bureau
  • Livestock
  • Nursery
  • Office of Economic Development
  • Retail
  • Service
  • Soil Conservation District, Future Farmers of America
  • Vegetable/Fruit
The remaining 4 members are a Council representative or designee and 3 members-at-large. The members of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the County Executive. The County Executive will annually select a chair. For questions, please call Jason Gallion at 410-638-3350.