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Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board

The Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board advises the County on a range of agricultural issues focusing on agricultural land preservation. The Department of Planning provides staff to the Board.

Meetings

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture, located at 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. All meetings are open to the public unless noted as a closed meeting. No meetings will be held when County schools are either closed for the day or subject to early dismissal due to inclement weather. For questions regarding the cancellation of a meeting or to request to be placed on the meeting agenda, please call the office at 410-887-3480 or email at landpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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2021

To view upcoming meeting details and documents, select from the list below. View the full 2021 calendar.

2020 

DateTimeLocationMeeting Documents
January 86:30 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland AgricultureCanceled.
February 126 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture
March 116:30 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture
April 86:30 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland AgricultureCanceled.
May 136:30 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland AgricultureCanceled.
June 25:30 p.m.This is a virtual meeting via Webex. View or listen to the meeting online:
June 35:30 p.m.This is a virtual meeting via Webex. View or listen to the meeting online:
June 105:30 p.m.Meeting Canceled.Canceled.
June 176:30 p.m.This is a virtual meeting via Webex. View or listen to the meeting online:
July 86:30 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland AgricultureCanceled.
August 126:30 p.m.This is a virtual meeting via Webex. View or listen to the meeting online:
September 96:30 p.m.Watch the recording.
October 146:30 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland AgricultureCanceled.
November 186:30 p.m.Watch the recording.
December 96:30 p.m.Baltimore County Center for Maryland AgricultureWill be posted when available.

Board Members

The Baltimore County Agricultural Board is composed of five citizens (one position is unfilled) selected by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Members are limited to serving two five-year terms. Apply for a vacancy online.

NameDate AppointedCurrent Term ExpiresAppointed By
John Merryman
Chair
11/6/20126/30/2022County Executive
Commercial Farm Owner and Operator, Easement Holder
Scott Welsh6/17/20156/30/2023County Executive
At Large
Commercial Farm Owner and Operator
Holly Gilmore7/1/20206/30/2022County Executive
Commercial Farm Owner and Operator
Brenda Strohmer7/1/20206/30/2024County Executive
Commercial Farm Owner and Operator
Stephen P. Myer3/21/20176/30/2023County Executive
Small Farm Owner and Operator
Ann Holmes Jones
Non-Voting Member
   
Advisory Members from
Baltimore County Soil Conservation District University of Maryland Extension
   
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