Rachel Brannock – Managing Director

Rachel is not a stranger to MARC.  A recent graduate of Goucher College, she has worked as an intern with the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council in 2017, assisting with program development, grant writing, and marketing.  At Goucher, Rachel double majored in Business Management and Environmental Studies.  She also served as the President of Goucher’s Agricultural Co-Operative for two and a half years managing their organic garden, greenhouse, and hydroponics system; produce from the co-op was then sold to the Goucher food service.  Rachel was also a member of the nationally-ranked Goucher Equestrian team and the Goucher Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council.  Rachel currently lives in Towson, Maryland.

Tom Whedbee, Chairman

Shawan Farm, Educator

Bill Edelen, President

Retired National Park Service, 4-H Volunteer

Keith Wills, Treasurer

MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Farm Bureau

Joyce Holbrook, Secretary


 George Mayo, At Large

Executive Director – Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation

Ann Merryman, At Large

Orebanks-Race Horse Owner, Breeder, Trainer and Heritage Grass Fed Beef

Polly Roberts, MD, At Large

Retired Physician

 Richard Bernstein, Past President

Co-Founder First Fruits Farm, Inc., Farm Bureau

Dan Colhoun III

Cowan Systems – Transportation and Logistics. Horseman & Farm Operator

William H. Minor

Pinebloom Farms

Bruce Fenwick

Belmont Farms, Horse Trainer

Ned Halle

Vice-President, Land Preservation Trust, Inc.

Wayne McGinnis

Beef Cattle Farmer, Member Baltimore County Planning Board, Fmr. Chair MALF

Scott Welsh

Owner – Maryland Flower & Foliage

Renee Wilson

Multimedia Journalist & Designer
Marketing Assistant, The Mill

Sarah McDowell

CPA and Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young

Erika Crowl

UMD Extension Educator


Dan Colhoun Jr., Farmer

Edward Lippy, Farmer

Richard M. Price, Farmer

Gene Swackhamer, Farmer

Gail Ensor, Farmer, Chair Baltimore Co. AG Advisory Board

John Hawks

Retired President of COMSORT Inc;

Founder of My Neighbors Foundation

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