The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is seeking interested individuals to fill voting membership vacancies.

Currently, there are three positions open including: Calvert County Farmer, Prince George’s County Farmer, and a Young Farmer representative from one of the 5 Southern Maryland counties (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s).

The Commission typically meets from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, from January to April, and the first Wednesday of each month, from May to December, in Hughesville, MD.

To be considered, submit all pertinent contact information with a brief paragraph describing your background and relationship to the agricultural community to Karyn Owens at Please respond by May 31st, 2018. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis as positions become available.

For more information on SMADC programs and the current Commission members, visit, or call (301) 274-1922 ex. 1.


The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is committed to: a) a market-driven and sustainable farming future as Maryland transitions away from tobacco. b) a Maryland where farmland preservation, and environmental stewardship positively impact the quality of our air and water and c) cultivating awareness among consumers and leaders of the vital role our farms play in a balanced community, safe, nutritious food and a cleaner and healthier environment. To learn more about additional programs and resources, contact SMADC, P. O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637; phone: 301-274-1922, Ex. 1, fax: 301-274-1924; email ; or visit