Appointed by Senate President: Ronald N. Young
Appointed by House Speaker: Rachel R. Jones
Staff: Karen M. Fedor
c/o Marketing & Agribusiness Development, Department of Agriculture
Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 8960
Grapevines, Woodville (Frederick County), Maryland, October 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Commission advised the Secretary of Agriculture on the allocation of funds from the Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund. Authorized in 2005 and administered by the Department of Agriculture, the Fund provides grants to nongovernmental organizations to encourage the production and consumption of Maryland wine, and the production of wine grapes in the State. Additionally, the Commission identified strategies to facilitate the growth of viticulture in Maryland.
Grapes in basket & grapepress, Dunkirk (Calvert County), Maryland. September 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Governor's Advisory Commission on Maryland Wine and Grape Growing ceased to function by July 2022, when the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing was formed within the Department of Commerce by the General Assembly (Chapter 462, Acts of 2022; Code Economic Development Article, secs. 5-1901 through 5-1908).
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