County Executive Jan Gardner announced initiatives to support the long-term economic viability of agriculture in Frederick County. A survey of farmers and the agriculture-based industry will be launched today through April 11 and will be used to develop proposals and direct legislation that will best support local farmers. The results will be released and form the basis for a special Agriculture Business Viability Roundtable on Earth Day – Monday, April 22. The roundtable is open to the public and will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick.
“One of my priorities is to ensure we leave a legacy of agriculture for future generations,” commented Executive Gardner. “That means we must preserve our best, most productive farms, and help to keep agriculture an economically viable industry. I invite everyone in the farming community to participate in the survey and attend our important roundtable discussion.”