Per the State of Maryland (2/3/2023): Governor Wes Moore last evening attended the 53rd annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture Celebration at Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover, MD. Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller, Maryland Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Kevin Atticks, and more than 700 agricultural leaders joined the governor to learn directly from producers and supporters of Maryland agricultural products and business and to induct the Fritz family of Carroll County into the Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame.
“For generations, Maryland’s farmers have stewarded the conservation of land and advocated tirelessly for their way of life and industry—all while putting food on our tables,” said Governor Moore. “Together we will build back our farming and agricultural industry to instill lasting strength for generations to come.”
This year’s event brought together agricultural leaders and law and policy makers to promote skills training and education, Chesapeake Bay restoration, climate resilience and environmental justice, and support for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, which preserves sufficient agricultural land to maintain a viable local base of food and fiber production for present and future citizens of Maryland.
The evening’s program featured Maryland agricultural products and the presentation of Maryland Agriculture Council Educational Grants, in addition to the Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame induction ceremony— which honored the Fritz family’s high standards of achievement and commitment to both the agricultural industry and their community.
“Maryland’s farming and agricultural industries employ more than 350,000 Marylanders, contribute more than 8 billion dollars every year to our economy, and produce food, fiber and fuel that is essential to us all,” said Acting Secretary Atticks. “We look forward to working in partnership to see Maryland’s agricultural and farming industries grow.”
The Fritz family is the 55th inductee in the Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame. More information on each hall of fame family is available on the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s website.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Meybely Torres, a missing 15-year-old from Silver Spring.
The schedule has been release for the Montgomery County Energy Summit, which takes place this April in Silver Spring.
The City of Rockville has announced it is seeking current or retired military members to participate in its annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day events.
Montgomery County issued the following news release regarding the minimum wage increase scheduled to take place in July:
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.
March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm
Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841
Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit