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New Venue Selected for Taste of Maryland Agriculture

For over 20 years, the Maryland Agriculture Council hosted its annual gathering of agricultural leaders and state and national legislators at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. In December 2020, the catering hall sadly became a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council leaders began an extensive search for a venue, and after much research and on-site visits, they selected Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland at Arundel Mills in Hanover.

The 52nd Taste of Maryland Agriculture will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the centrally located site off of MD Route 100. The Council’s event mission is to promote Maryland agriculture and educate lawmakers about its importance to the state’s economy and its people.

“We are very excited to host our growing event at THE HALL at Live! It’s an impressive setting – and perfect to celebrate the state’s number one industry, Agriculture.”
Mike Harrison Jr.

President , Maryland Agriculture Council

The long-standing tradition of serving primarily donated Maryland agricultural products will continue, thanks to the Live! executives, and tastings from the state’s wineries, breweries and distilleries will still be highlighted.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Maryland Agriculture Council to our property in early 2022,” said Anthony Faranca, EVP & General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. “We’re ready to safely welcome back groups with our enhanced Play it Safe! plan and look forward to a great Taste of Maryland Agriculture event.”

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Mike Harrison Maryland Ag Council President 2021
Michael Harrison Jr., Maryland Agriculture Council Board of Directors President

Maryland Agriculture Council Leadership Elected

Michael Harrison Jr. of Woodbine was elected president of the Maryland Agriculture Council Board of Directors during its April 20th board meeting. Having served as vice president during the past year, he replaces outgoing leader, Nancy Nunn of Queenstown.

Harrison has been a member of the Council’s board since 2017, serving on numerous committees and playing an integral part in the group’s annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture. The University of Maryland graduate works as a customer business adviser for Bayer Crop Science.

“I’m really looking forward to the exciting year ahead,” he said. “Promoting Maryland agriculture and sharing its importance with every elected official and citizen in the state is a challenge, but it is imperative that we continue that mission.”

Karen Engel of Keymar was elected vice president of the organization and Kayla Griffith of Lothian will fill the role of secretary. Henry Brandt of Centreville was re-elected as treasurer.

Newly elected to the Board of Directors was Emily Wilson of Harwood. Re-elected board members, serving a two-year term, were, Ray Greenstreet of Tracy’s Landing, Donna Landis-Smith of Marydel, Putt Willett of Laytonsville, Chuck Schuster of Glenwood, Susanne Richards Zilberfarb of Leonardtown, Robert C. Miller of Smyma, DE, David Gordon of Jefferson, Gail Yeiser of Arnold, Matt Teffeau of Annapolis, Calvert Steuart of Huntingtown, Kim Smith of Arlington, VA, Nunn, Harrison, Brandt and Griffith.

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2021 Taste of Maryland Agriculture

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Taste of Maryland Agriculture Financial Sponsors

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Maryland Nursery, Landscape & Greenhouse Association

Maryland Farm Bureau

Maryland Grain Producers

Nagel Farm Service

Brandt Wealth Advisors

Hank Doong

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

Laytonsville Turf Farm

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

Prince George’s Soil Conservation District

Rippeon Equipment Company

Archer Farms

Bert Ford

Grand View Farm, LLC

Greenstreet Growers, Inc.

Shore United

SiteOne Landscape Supply

Sunny Ridge Farm

Tri-Gas & Oil

Wagner’s Meats

Choptank Electric Cooperative

Delmarva Chicken Association

Edgewood Farm – Darcey Family

Eve’s Cheese


Frederick Area Landscape Contractors & Nurserymen Association

Frederick County Farm Bureau

Hawkins Landscaping, Inc.

Knightongale Farm Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Trees & Grain Farm

Greenbrier Acres

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman

Howard County Farm Bureau

Kathy Johnson

LEAD Maryland

L & M Farm

Maryland Horse Council

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers

Murphy Johns

Oakland View Farm

Sheepfield Flower Farm- Susanne Richards Zilberfarb

Southern States-Frederick

Paul Stull

Allegany Soil Conservation District

Crow Insurance Agency

Enticement Stables

Warwick Mushroom Farms

Kelli & Raymond Wilson

Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District

Senator Mary Beth Carozza

High Country Creamery & Market

Maryland Horse Industry Board

Monnett Farms

Queen Anne’s Soil Conservation District

Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Bob Frazee

George Mayo

Washington County Farm Bureau

MD Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation

Henry Schmidt

MD Agriculture Council Grant Fund Sponsors

Baltimore County Farm Bureau

Gail & Rusty Yeiser

Prince George’s Soil Conservation District

Wicomico County Farm Bureau

Carroll Soil Conservation District

Harrison Family Farms

Mar-Del Watermelon Association

Maryland Association of Agricultural Fairs & Shows

Frederick Soil Conservation District

Great Frederick Fair

Dr. George Grillon

C. John Sullivan and Family

Kent Soil & Water Conservation District

King Barn Dairy Mooseum

Maryland Turfgrass Council

Miller Farms Bakery

David Miller

Montgomery County Farm Bureau

Crystal & Brian Pickett

Frank Allnutt

Bob Frazee

Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau

Catoctin Mountain Seed Corn

Tim & Kim Feaga Family

Maryland Horse Industry Board

Porky Pines Farm

Matt Teffeau