Wes Jamison, Managing Director

Wesley Jamison was born and raised in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University with an undergraduate degree in Human and Organizational Development and a Masters in Community Development and Action.  After Vanderbilt, Wes worked in New York City for 5 years before seeking greener grasses.  This search led him to a fellowship in South Africa working to stem the tide of HIV and promote adolescent health with Grassroot Soccer.  After a year writing and managing grants, Wes is now back home serving as the Managing Director at the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council.  As Managing Director, Wes is responsible for developing programs that achieve the mission of educating the public about agriculture and creating a community with a better understanding and greater connection to agriculture in Maryland.

Wes can be reached at 410-887-8973 and wes@marylandagriculture.org to discuss programs, events, and for facilitating additional activities.

Tom Whedbee: Chairman, Retired Teacher, School Counselor

Bill Minor: Vice President, Pinebloom Farms

Joyce Holbrook: Secretary, Educator

Kieth Wills: Treasurer, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit

Rick Bernstein: Past President, Founder – Fresh Fruits Farm

Bob Bowie: Retired Attorney

Dan Colhoun III: At Large, Cowan Systems – Transportation and Logistics, Horseman and Farm Operator

Bill Edelen: Retired, 4-H Volunteer

P.G. Ensor: Farmer

Bruce Fenwick: Belmont Farms, Farmer and Horse Trainer

Ned Halle: Vice-President, Land Preservation Trust, Inc.

Henry Halloway: President, The Mill. Owner, Wilson Mill Orchard

John Hawks: At LargeRetired President of COMSORT Inc. and Founder of My Neighbors Foundation

George Mayo: Past-President, Executive Director, Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation

Wayne McGinnis: Beef Cattle Farmer, Member Baltimore County Planning Board

Ann Merryman: At LargeOrebanks-Race Horse Owner, Brerder, Trainer and Heritage Grass Fed Beef

Josh Pons: Co-Owner Country Life Farm & Merryland Farm; thoroughbred horse farms.  Former lawyer has authored two books

Zach Rose: Manager, Clear Meadow Farm in White Hall Md. Family Farm producing hay, straw, grain, corn, wheat, barley, soybeans, sunflowers, sorghum, and beef. University of Delaware in 1999. clearmeadowfarm.com

Scott Welsh: Owner – Maryland Flower & Foliage

Renee Wilson: Multimedia Journalist & Designer Marketing Assistant, The Mill

Kevin Atticks:  – Past PresidentExecutive Director of the Maryland Wineries Assoc., Professor of Communication at Loyola University, Maryland Tourism Council(MTC)

J. L. “Lee” Bishop

Jim Bosley:  President, Farmers & Merchants Bank

Alice Chalmers:   Business consultant in the US and internationally.

Dan Colhoun

Greg Davis: Retired, CoBank Farm Credit Leasing, Adjunct Faculty Economics Department at University of Baltimore.

Rob Deford

Jack Dillon

J. Robert Frazee: CEO of Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit

Edward J. Gilliss, Esq: Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP

Cricket Goodall

Philip Gottwals

Ned Grassi: Wildlife Conservationist;Financial Manager

David Greene: Sheep producer, retired UME Ag agent in Carroll County, Past Chair of the Baltimore County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board

Michael J. Harrison, DVM: Equine Veterinarian with strong interest in reproduction.

Henry Holloway:  President of The Mill – retail agricultural farm supply stores.  Encompassing five retail agricultural farm supply stores.  Also owns Wilson Mill Orchard

Peter Horneffer: Cattle farmer

Janna Howley: Agricultural Marketing Specialist University of Maryland Extension Prince George’s County

Julia Jitkoff

Kate Joyce: Independent consultant

Ed Lippy: Part owner, Lippy Brothers Inc., large family grain farm NW Baltimore County and Carroll County; Director, F&M Bank Board

Tony Marchione: Past President– Retired Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools, former County Administrative Officer

Bradley Moore

Steve Myer

Joan Norman: Co-Owner One Straw Farm; largest organic vegetable farm in Maryland. CSA and restaurant sales

Richard Price:  Retired President, Sparks Bank; hay/grain farmer; board member Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation

Robert Prigel, Jr.:  Co-owner, Belle Vale Dairy Farm & Prigel Famiy Creamery; only organic creamery in the County

Richard Watson: Past President

Doug Radebaugh:  President of Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses, a full-service, family owned and operated flower, gift and garden center

Les Richardson

Jennifer Small: Financial Planner, President of Shriver & Company, Inc.

Steve Smith

Michael H. Spencer: Past President

John Stump: Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit

John Sullivan: Deputy Chief of Staff, Harford County Executive’s Office;

Gene L. Swackhamer: Past PresidentRetired CEO/President of Farm Credit Bank, former national 4-H Foundation board member

Richard Watson: Past President. Long time resident of Upperco, MD; has management and fundraising skills.

Jane WolfsonDirector, Environmental Science and Studies Program, Professor of Biology, Towson University.  Research areas plant/insect interactions & agro ecology

Chris McCollum, Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture

Charlie Conklin, Baltimore County Soil Conservation District

Eva Delp-Cole, USDA – FSA Baltimore County

William F.C. Marlow, Jr. – Attorney at Law

David Martin, University of Maryland Baltimore County Extension

Les Richardson, Richardson Farms