Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board

Members

Name
Date Appointed
Term Expiration
James Barton
June 24, 2003
June 30, 2019
David Denny
July 15, 2009
June 30, 2019
Tommy Pippin
June 21, 2011
June 30, 2021
Dale Story
July 11, 2017
June 30, 2022


Duties

The Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board was formed in 1990 and is based on Maryland State Law concerning such boards. The purpose of the board is to:

  • Advise county government with respect to establishment of agricultural districts and the approval of purchases of easements by the foundation within the County.
  • Assist in reviewing the status of agricultural districts and land under easement.
  • Advise the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Fund concerning County priorities for agricultural preservation.
  • Promote preservation of agriculture within the County by offering information and assistance to farmers concerning the establishment of districts and purchase of easements and to perform any other duties assigned by the County.