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

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


Agricultural Education Foundation


  • George Mayo, VI
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Agricultural Land Preservation Program


  • William D. Amoss
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Cooperative Extension


  • Andrew Kness
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

County Council


  • Chad R. Shrodes
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Dairy


  • Harmony Miller
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Deer Creek Watershed Association


  • Charles Filburn
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Division of Agriculture


  • Jason C. Gallion
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Equine


  • Michelle L. Jennings
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Future Farmers of America


  • Derek K. Hopkins
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Grain


  • Juliet McGuirk
    Term expires: December 5, 2022


Harford County Farm Bureau


  • Janet W. Archer
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Livestock


  • J. Robert Tibbs, Jr.
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Member-at-large


  • Gregory Murrell
    Term expires: December 5, 2022
  • Alice Archer
    Term expires: December 5, 2022
  • Worley Gene Umbarger
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Nursery


  • Dawn Rigdon
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Retail


  • Emily Dallam
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Service


  • J. David Boniface
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Soil Conservation District


  • William R. Tharpe
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Vegetable/fruit


  • Allison W. Jones
    Term expires: December 5, 2022

Young Farmers Committee


  • Reese Jones
    Term expires: December 5, 2022
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.