Maryland Agriculture Council welcomes Governor, record crowd
The Maryland Agriculture Council, Inc., welcomed newly inaugurated Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller, along with a record number of legislators and attendees at the 53rd Taste of Maryland Agriculture on Thursday, February 2, at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Hanover.
Over 800 agricultural leaders shared their farming stories and concerns with lawmakers during the evening’s networking format, while enjoying a bounty of Maryland agricultural products.
Applications open for MD Agriculture Council Educational Grants
The Maryland Agriculture Council began awarding educational grants to organizations in 2001, for the purpose of expanding its mission to promote Maryland agriculture. Hundreds of applications have been received through the years with creative and unique programs being executed on a local level. Applications are due September 30, 2023.
“We are always excited to recognize and reward the tremendous agriculture education programs that are taking place in Maryland,” said Chuck Schuster, MAC Grants Chairperson. “This program fulfills our mission and highlights the importance of these grassroots efforts.”
Maryland Agriculture Council Leadership Elected
Matt Teffeau of Annapolis was elected president of the Maryland Agriculture Council Board of Directors during its April 11th board meeting. Having served as vice president during the past year, he replaces outgoing leader, Karen Engel of Keymar.
Teffeau has been a member of the Council’s board since 2019, serving on numerous committees and playing an integral part in the group’s annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture. He is the manager of Government Affairs and Economic Development at Choptank Electric Cooperative, a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution co-op located on the Eastern Shore.
“I am very excited to continue the Maryland Agriculture Council’s mission of bringing our public officials and agriculture community together in a way of celebration and showcasing the valuable work our farmers do every day,” Teffeau said. “We will continue to build off the success of this year’s Taste of Maryland Agriculture.”
Taste of Maryland Agriculture Financial Sponsors
MD Nursery, Landscape & Greenhouse Association
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Bayer Crop Science – Dekalb/Asgrow
Brandt Wealth Advisors, LLC
Corteva Agriscience – Pioneer Seeds
Frey Agricultural Products
Jerry D Quality Bark
Laytonsville Turf Farm
MD Farm Bureau
MD Grain Producers Association
MD State Fair & Agricultural Society
Murphy John’s Greenhouse
Nagel Farm Service, Inc.
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Southern States Frederick Co-op/Nutrena
Sunny Ridge Farm
Choptank Electric Cooperative
Donald & Terri Maring
Glade Valley Community Show
Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology
Jones Junction, Inc.
MD Chamber of Commerce
MD Forests Association
Pep-Up and TriGas & Oil
Prince George’s Soil Conservation District
Shore United Bank
SiteOne Landscape Supply
Bel Air Auto Auction
Boyle Bros., Inc.
Crow Insurance Agency, Inc.
Donald Spickler Insurance LLC
Dr. George Grillon
Edgewood Farm-Darcey Family
John & Mary Faber
John & Christen Sullivan
Merry Acres Farm
Mike & Marla Harrison