[photo, Roger L. Richardson, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture] ROGER L. RICHARDSON
Secretary of Agriculture, 2007-09

Member, Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2007-09; Governor's Executive Council, 2007-09; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2007-09; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2007-09; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-09; BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-09. Chair, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2007-09; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2007-09. Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2007-09. Member, Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2007-09; Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2007-09; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2007-09; Climate Change Commission, 2007-09; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2007-09; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2007-09; Maryland Food Center Authority, 2007-09; Maryland Horse Industry Board, 2007-09; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2007-09; Rural Legacy Board, 2007-09; Rural Maryland Council, 2007-09; Seafood Marketing Advisory Commission, 2007-09; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2007-09; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2007-09.

Member, Task Force on Renewable Alternative Fuels, 2007; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources (2005), 2007-08.

Supervisor, Worcester County Soil Conservation District, 1972-77. Member, State Committee Maryland Agriculture Stabilization Committee, 1976-80 (presidential appointment). Member, Board of Education, Worcester County, 1983-93 (president, 1992-93; vice-president, 1990-92). Chair, Maryland Farm Service Committee, 1993-2000 (presidential appointment). Chair, Board of Review, Department of Agriculture, 1993-2007 (member, 1987-93). Member, Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-06. Member, Farmland Preservation Committee, Worcester County.

Born in Worcester County, Maryland, April 30, 1934. Grain farmer. Charter member, Snow Hill Grain, Inc., 1966-. Founder, agricultural trucking company, 1980-. Manager, Dividing Creek Public Drainage Association, 1973-. Board of Directors, American Corn Growers Association, 2003-. President, National Association of Farmer-Elected Committees, 2005-06 (1st vice-president, 2003-04). Advisory Council, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology. Member, Worcester County Farm Bureau. President, Snow Hill Grain Co-op. Past president, Snow Hill Lions Club. Married; two children, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

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