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Maryland Agriculture Council

is committed to the pursuit of a viable industry enabling present and future generations to enjoy….

Safe, plentiful food products....

Fiber Products

Abundant and varied fiber products....

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A healthy environment and productive landscape...

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For the well-being of all our citizens.

Save the Date!

The 53rd annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture Celebration will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Stay tuned for event details, including location.

Thank you for making the 2022 Taste of Maryland Agriculture a success

Record crowds gathered for the 52nd annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture Celebration on March 3, 2022 at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland at Arundel Mills in Hanover. Thank you to those who helped make the event a success including our generous sponsors.

Many thanks to our Official Photographer, Andrea Haines of alhwordandimages for capturing the highlights! You are welcome to browse the gallery and download any photos.

Karen Engel, Maryland Ag Council Board President
Karen Engel, Maryland Agriculture Council Board of Directors President

Maryland Agriculture Council Leadership Elected

Karen Engel of Keymar was elected president of the Maryland Agriculture Council Board of Directors during its recent board meeting. Having served as vice president during the past year, she replaces outgoing leader, Michael Harrison Jr. of Woodbine.

Engel has been a member of the Council’s board since 2007, serving on numerous committees and playing an integral part in the group’s annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture. A graduate of the Institute for Applied Agriculture at the University of Maryland, she works with Triple Crown Nutrition.

“Agriculture is Maryland’s number one industry, but we have many challenges facing our farmers and the Maryland Agriculture Council is a crucial piece for a unified voice,” Engel said. “It is imperative that we share agriculture’s story with our elected officials as well as our citizens. I am excited to be a part of a great team working diligently to continue our mission.

“We are expecting many exciting opportunities this year,” she said. “The Taste of Maryland Agriculture 2023 is going to be grand, and I certainly hope many join us and help spread the great work of agriculture. We are ‘Expecting the Best!’”

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MD Ag Council Educational Grant Fund

The Council has established an account within the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation for tax-deductible contributions to support the Maryland Agriculture Council Educational Grants program. We receive a large number of exceptional applications for new outreach programs and would like to assist those grassroots efforts. Please consider giving!

Donate to Maryland Ag Education Foundation

Taste of Maryland Agriculture Financial Sponsors

Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association

Bayer Crop Science

Delmarva Chicken Association

Farm Credit

Hoober, Inc.

Jerry D Quality Bark

Laytonsville Turf Farm

Maryland Farm Bureau

Maryland Grain Producers

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

Mountaire Farms

Brandt Wealth Advisors LLC

Choptank Electric Cooperative

Colonial Farm Credit

Corteva Agriscience Pioneer Seeds

CropDusters Baseball

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Glade Valley Community Show

Greenstreet Growers

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

L&M Farm

Logan Yearsley


Murphy John’s, Inc.

Nagel Farm Service, Inc.

Prince George’s Soil Conservation District

Rippeon Equipment Company

Shore United Bank

SiteOne Landscape Supply

Sunny Ridge Farm

Tri-Gas & Oil

Willard Agri-Service

Eve’s Cheese

Henry Schmidt

John & Christen Sullivan

125th Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair

Dr. George Grillon

Edgewood Farms – Darcey Family


Howard County Farm Bureau

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative

June Clark

Tom Hartsock

Donna & Stephen Marsh

Maryland Horse Council

Brian & Crystal Pickett

MD Agriculture Council Grant Fund Sponsors

Gary & Sonia Mangum

Triple Crown Nutrition

Mike & Marla Harrison

Bayer Crop Science

Gail and Rusty Yeiser

Maurice Ward

Dr. George Grillon

Brinsfield & Marjorie Lowe

Damascus High School FFA Chapter

Chuck & Anna Schuster

Nancy Nunn