Agricultural Commission Public Meeting, Tour Slated for Oct. 13 in Calvert, St. Mary's

ANNAPOLIS (Sept. 27, 2010)—The Maryland Agricultural Commission will hold a public meeting in conjunction with its annual fall agricultural tour of Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Wednesday, October 13.

The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, 155 Holiday Drive in Solomons. Anyone interested in farming and rural topics is encouraged to attend the meeting and have an opportunity to discuss issues and policy affecting agriculture and rural communities, exchange ideas, get better acquainted with the role of the Maryland Agricultural Commission, and meet the Commission members.

Earlier in the day, the Commission is scheduled to tour several local farms and other agricultural operations.

The Maryland Agricultural Commission is presently made up of 30 members who represent commodities and organizations across the state and serve as an advisory body to Maryland’s Secretary of Agriculture. As a group, the members address legislative and policy issues that affect Maryland agribusiness.

For further information on attending the public meeting, call Florence Jordan at the Maryland Department of Agriculture at 410-841-5882.

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