[photo, Hagner R. Mister, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture] HAGNER R. MISTER
Secretary of Agriculture, 2001-03

Secretary of Agriculture, February 1, 2001 to January 15, 2003. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, 1998-2001.

Member, Calvert County Board of Education, 1973-82 (past president). Member, Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County, 1990-98 (president, 1994-98). Member, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1990-98 (past chair).

Member, Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2001-03; Governor's Executive Council, 2001-03; Cabinet Council on Business, Economic Development, and Transportation, 2001-03; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2001-03; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 2001; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03; Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2001-03; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 2001-03; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2001-03; Maryland Food Center Authority, 2001-03; Maryland Horse Industry Board, 2001-03; Mid-Atlantic Poultry Health Council, 2001-03; Governor's Pesticide Council, 2001-03; Rural Legacy Board, 2001-03; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2001-03; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2001-03; Maryland Winery and Grape Growers' Advisory Board, 2001-03. Member, Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2001; Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Maryland, 2001; Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland, 2001-02. Co-Chair, Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee, 2001-03. Member, Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources, 2002-03; Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2002-03.

Co-Chair, Agriculture Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.

Born December 20, 1934. Graduated from Calvert County High School, 1953. Served in Maryland National Guard, 1952-58; U.S. Army Reserves, 1958-60. Farmer. Employed by Natural Resources and Conservation Services, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1953-86. Member, Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, 2002-. Member, Soil Conservation Society of America (past president, Old Line Chapter); National Association of Conservation Districts. Member, Environmental Commission, Calvert County; Prince Frederick Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.; Calvert County Farm Bureau; Trinity United Methodist Church. Commendation Award, Soil Conservation Society of America, 1983. Married, three children.

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