DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[color photograph of Department of Agriculture building] Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building, Department of Agriculture,
Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland, 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.


Henry A. Virts, D.V.M., Secretary of Agriculture (410) 841-5880

Hagner R. Mister, Deputy Secretary (410) 841-5881
Bradley H. Powers, Assistant Secretary for Marketing, Animal Industries, & Consumer Services (410) 841-5782
Charles W. Puffinberger, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Plant Industries & Pest Management (410) 841-5870
Royden N. Powell III, Assistant Secretary for Resource Conservation (410) 841-5865
Douglas H. Wilson, Director, Administrative Services (410) 841-5881
Craig A. Nielsen, Principal Counsel (410) 841-5883

Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building
50 Harry S Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 8960
(410) 841-5700, (301) 261-8106 (DC area)
fax: (410) 841-5914
tdd: (410) 841-5982
web: www.mda.state.md.us/


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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

OFFICE OF SECRETARY

(L00A1101, formerly 31.01.11.01)
FY2001 appropriation: $26,786,653
FY2001 authorized positions: 63
Henry A. Virts, D.V.M., Secretary of Agriculture (appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent)
(410) 841-5880
e-mail: virtsha@mda.state.md.us

Hagner R. Mister, Deputy Secretary
(410) 841-5881
e-mail: misterhr@mda.state.md.us

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

(L00A1102, formerly 31.01.11.02)
FY2001 appropriation: $1,688,168
FY2001 authorized positions: 27
Douglas H. Wilson, Director
(410) 841-5881
e-mail: wilsondh@mda.state.md.us

OFFICE OF MARKETING, ANIMAL INDUSTRIES, & CONSUMER SERVICES

(L00A12, formerly 31.01.12)
FY2001 appropriation: $18,829,008
FY2001 authorized positions: 126
Bradley H. Powers, Assistant Secretary for Marketing, Animal Industries, & Consumer Services
(410) 841-5782
e-mail: powersbh@mda.state.md.us

OFFICE OF PLANT INDUSTRIES & PEST MANAGEMENT

(L00A14, formerly 31.01.14)
FY2001 appropriation: $8,690,704
FY2001 authorized positions: 132
Charles W. Puffinberger, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Plant Industries & Pest Management
(410) 841-5870
e-mail: puffincw@mda.state.md.us

OFFICE OF RESOURCE CONSERVATION

(L00A15, formerly 31.01.15)
FY2001 appropriation: $18,913,675
FY2001 authorized positions: 156
Royden N. Powell III, Assistant Secretary for Resource Conservation
(410) 841-5865
e-mail: powellrn@mda.state.md.us
web: www.mda.state.md.us/resource/guide.htm (Farmer's Guide to Permits)


DEFUNCT DEPARTMENTAL AGENCIES

EGG INSPECTION, GRADING, & GRAIN
Under Office of Marketing, Animal Industries, and Consumer Services, renamed in 1997 as Grading Services, Egg Inspection, and Grain Laws.

OFFICE OF FOOD SAFETY & CONSUMER SERVICES
In March 1997, reorganized as Office of Marketing, Animal Industries, and Consumer Services.

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Renamed Communications Office in Sept. 1999.

STATE BOARD OF INSPECTION OF HORSE RIDING STABLES
Renamed Maryland Horse Industry Board, effective Oct. 1, 1998 (Chapter 416, Acts of 1998).

TASK FORCE ON MARYLAND'S DAIRY INDUSTRY
Authorization for Task Force ended June 30, 1997.

WEED CONTROL SECTION
Under Office of Plant Industries and Pest Management, Weed Control Section merged with Plant Protection Section to become Plant Protection and Weed Management Section in June 1997.

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