FREDERICK, Md. –Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater’s Agritourism Workgroup will hold its initial meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, in the 3rd floor hearing room of Winchester Hall. The group’s 14 members were appointed to review the County’s existing laws and regulations related to agritourism, review the County’s existing programs to support agritourism, identify major issues related to agritourism, and make recommendations to promote agritourism while protecting the health, safety and quality of life of Frederick County residents.
County Executive Fitzwater formed the group in response to recommendations from the Administration’s Transition Team, which called for support of Frederick County’s diversifying agricultural economy. The Transition Report recommends updating laws and processes that affect the agriculture industry. Information about the workgroup, including its membership, can be found at FrederickCountyMD.gov/Agritourism.
Meetings of the workgroup are open to the public. The July 26 meeting will be broadcast live on FCG TV and available to stream at FrederickCountyMD.gov/FCGtv.