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Agritourism Study Advisory Committee


The Planning Department formed the Agritourism Study Advisory Committee (ASAC) in October 2017 and formally invited members of the agricultural community, industry experts, governmental representatives and community members. The role of the ASAC is to review the progress of the study and provide guidance at key intervals or decision points during the development of the study. The representation on the ASAC is intended to provide a balanced discourse on the current issues, impacts and status of Agritourism in Montgomery County.

October 29, 2019

September 16, 2019

June 26, 2019

May 29, 2019

November 28, 2018

Agritourism Study Advisory Committee Members

Jane Seigler, Chair, Maryland Horse Council
Bob Cissel, Vice-Chair, Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Mark Beall, Montgomery County Dept of Permitting Services
Wade Butler, Butlers Orchard
James R. Clifford, Sr., Clifford, Debelius, Boynton & Hyatt, Chtd.
Jeremy Criss, Montgomery County Office of Agriculture
Michele Cropp, Montgomery County Farm Bureau, Agricultural Advisory Committee
John Fendrick, Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Janis Glenn, Rocklands
Ellen Gordon, Sugarloaf Citizens Association
Thomas Hartsock, Montgomery County Farm Bureau, Montgomery Countryside Alliance
Paula Linthicum, Montgomery County Farm Bureau, Agricultural Advisory Committee
Keith Miller, Montgomery County Revenue Authority
Ehsan Motazedi , Montgomery County Dept of Permitting Services
Phil Muth, The Brookeville Beer Farm
Sarah Rogers, Heritage Montgomery
Jessica Snyder, Waredaca Brewing Company
Caroline Taylor, Montgomery Countryside Alliance
Robert (Bob) Tworkoski, Rustic Roads Advisory Committee