Staff Directory

​Headquarters Address:
50 Harry S Truman Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21401
 
Department Telephone Numbers
Baltimore/Annapolis
410-841-5700


Washington​ Metro Area
301-261-8106


MD Relay Service​​
1-800-735-2258 

Headquarters Fax Machine
410-841-5914

 


Department of Agriculture Units​

Office of the Secretary
  
  
  
  
Secretary of AgricultureJoseph BartenfelderJoe.Bartenfelder@maryland.gov410-841-5880
Deputy Secretary of AgricultureJames Eichhorstjames.eichhorst@maryland.gov410-841-5881
Director, Office CommunicationsJulie Obergjulie.oberg@maryland.gov410-841-5888
Public Information OfficerVanessa Orlandovanessa.orlando@maryland.gov410-841-5889
Public Information Officer - Media RelationsJason Schellhardtjason.schellhardt@maryland.gov410-841-5744
Director, Administrative ServicesJames P. Wallacejames.wallace@maryland.gov410-841-5845
Chief, Information TechnologyCarrie DeBoycarrie.deboy@maryland.gov410-841-5737
Human ResourcesMomoh Contehmomoh.conteh@maryland.gov410-841-5840
Central ServicesRodney JonesRodney.Jones@maryland.gov410-841-5900
Agricultural Readiness OfficerDan McMullendaniel.mcmullen@maryland.gov410-841-5853
Maryland Agricultural CommissionJessica Armacostjessica.armacost@maryland.gov443-883-0217
Director of Intergovernmental RelationsMatthew Teffeau matthew.teffeau@maryland.gov410-841-5886
Executive DirectorCarol Westcarol.west@maryland.gov410-841-5860
Counsel to the DepartmentCraig A. Nielsencraig.nielsen@maryland.gov410-841-5883
Legislative AidAndrew Griffinandrew.griffin@maryland.gov410-841-5880

 
​​Office of Resource Conservation
  
  
  
  
  
Assistant SecretaryHans Schmidthans.schmidt@maryland.gov410-841-5865410-841-5736
Chief, Office of Resource ConservationLouise Lawrencelouise.lawrence@maryland.gov410-841-5863410-841-5734
Watershed Implementation ProgramJason Kepplerjason.keppler@maryland.gov410-841-5896410-841-5736
Administrator, Nutrient Management ProgramDwight Dottererdwight.dotterer@maryland.gov410-841-5959
Program Manager, Resource Conservation OperationsByron Petrauskasbyron.petrauskas@maryland.gov410-841-5952410-841-5736
Western/Central MDHeather Hutchinsonheather.hutchinson@maryland.gov301-694-9290 x-142301-694-5744
PatuxentMike Scheffelmike.scheffel@maryland.gov410-841-5893410-841-5736
Eastern ShoreDavid Misterdavid.mister@maryland.gov410-677-0802, ext. 1410-543-6660
Administrator, Maryland Agricultural Conservation GrantsNorman E. Astle, Jr.norman.astle@maryland.gov410-841-5864410-841-5950
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Office of Plant Industries & Pest Management​

 
  
  
  
  
Program Manager, Pesticide RegulationDennis Howarddennis.howard@maryland.gov410-841-5710
Program Manager, Forest Pest ManagementRobert Tatmanrobert.tatman@maryland.gov410-841-5922
Certification/Training, Pesticide Regulation SectionVacant
Forest Pest Management, Central MarylandTom Luppthomas.lupp@maryland.gov240-529-0390
Special Programs, Pesticide Regulation SectionRobert Hofstetterrob.hofstetter@maryland.gov410-841-2768
Forest Pest Management, Eastern ShoreHeather Disqueheather.disque@maryland.gov410-822-8234
Program Manager, Plant Protection & Weed ManagementKimberly Ricekimberly.rice@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Forest Pest Management, Northeast MarylandCraig Kuhncraig.kuhn@maryland.gov410-879-8034
Apiary Inspection, Plant Protection & Weed ManagementCybil Prestoncybil.preston@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Forest Pest Management, Western MarylandSally Cannonsally.cannon@maryland.gov301-777-3601
Nursery Inspection, Plant Protection & Weed ManagementRobert Trumbulerobert.trumbule@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Mosquito Control , Environmental SpecialistDan Schambergerdaniel.schamberger@maryland.gov410-841-5870
Pest Identification, Plant Protection & Weed ManagementGaye Williamsgaye.williams@maryland.gov410-841-5920
Mosquito Control, HollywoodRalph Heardralph.heard@maryland.gov301-373-4263
Mosquito Control, RiverdaleJeannine M. Dorothyjeannine.dorothy@maryland.gov301-927-8357
Weed Control, Plant Protection & Weed ManagementMark Smithmark.smith@maryland.gov410-841-5871
Mosquito Control, SalisburyDan Schambergerdaniel.schamberger@maryland.gov410-543-6626
Plant Diagnostic Lab, Plant Protection & Weed ManagementRamesh Pokharelramesh.pokharel@maryland.gov410-841-5920
State Chemist, Acting Program ManagerTom Phillipstom.phillips@maryland.gov410-841-2721
State Chemist Laboratory ManagerKen McManuskenneth.mcmanus@maryland.gov410-841-2721
State Chemist InspectionHarwood Owings IIIharwood.owings@maryland.gov410-841-2721
State Chemist Commercial Compost CoordinatorPhil Davidsonphillip.davidson@maryland.gov410-841-2721
State Chemist Registration ManagerPhil Davidsonphil.davidson@maryland.gov410-841-2721
Turfgrass and Seed Program ManagerDale A. Morrisdale.morris@maryland.gov410-841-5960
Laboratory Manager, Seed Testing, Turf & Seed SectionJim Drewsjim.drews@maryland.gov410-841-5960
Interim Assistant SecretaryKevin Conroykevin.conroy@maryland.gov410-841-5916
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Office of Marketing, Animal Industries and Consumer Services

 
  
  
  
  
  
Assistant SecretarySteve Connellysteve.connelly@maryland.gov410-841-5782410-841-5999
State VeterinarianDr. Michael RadebaughMichael.Radebaugh@maryland.gov410-841-5810
Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratories - FrederickDr. Virginia Pierce virginia.pierce@maryland.gov301-600-1548
Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratories - SalisburyDr. Claudia Osorioclaudia.osorio@maryland.gov410-543-6610
Chief, Weights & MeasuresKenneth Ramsburgkenneth.ramsburg@maryland.gov410-841-5790410-841-2765
Chief, Food Quality AssuranceDeanna Baldwindeanna.baldwin@maryland.gov410-841-5769410-841-2750
State Statistician, Maryland Agricultural Statistics ServiceDale Hawksdale_hawks@nass.usda.gov410-841-5740
Chief, Marketing ServiceMark Powellmark.powell@maryland.gov410-841-5770
Director, International MarketingTheresa Brophytheresa.brophy@maryland.gov410-841-5770
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MDA Boards and Commissions

  
  
  
  
collapse Department : Boards and Commissions within Maryland Department of Agriculture ‎(16)
Governor's Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine & Grape GrowingChairmanRoy Crow410-841-5770
Governor's Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine & Grape GrowingCoordinator Karen Fedor410-841-5773
Maryland Agricultural CommissionChairmanScott Youse
Maryland Agricultural CommissionJessica Armacost443-883-0217
Maryland Agricultural Fair BoardChairmanDale Hough410-841-5770
Maryland Agricultural Fair BoardExecutive SecretaryLogan Yearsley410-841-5770
Maryland Agricultural Land PreservationChairmanRobert Stahl
Maryland Agricultural Land PreservationExecutive DirectorCarol West410-841-5860
Maryland Horse Industry BoardChairJim Steele
Maryland Horse Industry BoardExecutive DirectorRoss Peddicord410-841-5861
Pesticide Advisory CommitteeChairmanDr. Frederick W. Kutz410-841-5710
Pesticide Advisory CommitteeMDA StaffDennis Howard410-841-5710
State Board of Veterinary Medical ExaminersPresidentDavid L. Handel, DVM410-841-5862
State Board of Veterinary Medical ExaminersExecutive DirectorLaura Downes410-841-5862
State Soil Conservation CommitteeChairmanBruce Yerkes
State Soil Conservation CommitteeExecutive SecretaryLouise Lawrence410-841-5863

Soil Conservation Districts

  
  
collapse Group : County Soil Conservation Districts ‎(25)
Allegany301-777-1747 Ext. 4
Anne Arundel410-571-6757
Baltimore County410-527-5920 Ext. 3
Calvert410-535-1521 Ext. 3
Caroline410-479-1202 Ext. 3
Carroll410-848-8200 Ext. 3
Carroll - Baltimore Exchange410-876-0499
Catoctin301-695-1202 Ext. 3
Cecil410-398-4411 Ext. 3
Charles301-934-9588 Ext. 3
Dorchester410-228-5640 Ext. 3
Frederick301-695-2803 Ext. 3
Garrett301-334-6950 Ext. 3
Harford410-838-6181 Ext. 3
Howard410-489-7987
Kent410-778-5150 Ext. 3
Montgomery301-590-2855
Prince George's301-574-5162 Ext. 3
Queen Anne's410-758-3136 Ext. 3
Somerset410-651-0390 Ext. 3
St. Mary's 301-475-8402
Talbot410-822-1583 Ext. 3
Washington301-797-6821 Ext. 3
Wicomico410-546-4777 Ext. 3
Worchester410-632-5439 Ext. 3

University of Maryland Extension Offices

  
  
collapse Group : University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Offices ‎(24)
Allegany County301-724-3320
Anne Arundel County410-222-6757
Baltimore City410-396-1753
Baltimore County410-666-1024
Calvert County 410-535-3662
Caroline County410-479-4030
Carroll County410-386-2803
Cecil County410-996-5280
Charles County301-934-5283
Dorchester County410-228-8800
Frederick County301-600-1594
Garrett County301-334-6960
Harford County410-638-3255
Howard County410-313-0680
Kent County410-778-1661
Montgomery County301-590-9638
Prince George's County301-868-9366
Queen Anne's County410-758-0166
Somerset County410-651-1350
St. Mary's County301-475-4482
Talbot County410-822-1577
Washington County301-791-1304
Wicomico County410-749-6141
Worcester County410-632-1972
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