Governor Hogan has appointed Raymond E. Greenstreet II to the Maryland Agricultural Commission for a term of three years.
The Maryland Agriculture Commission is appointed by the Governor of Maryland and serves as an advisory body to the secretary and deputy secretary of agriculture. The commission consists of 30 members representing various commodities across Maryland, and includes both a consumer and a University of Maryland (ex officio) representative.
“Thank you for making this strong personal and professional commitment to serve the best interests of our citizens. I know we will succeed in our goal to make a positive difference for all Marylanders, especially with your assistance and support,” says Governor Hogan.
The commission currently pursues the following priorities and activities:
- Encouraging the agricultural community to be more pro-active on issues affecting agriculture and rural life.
- Evaluating farm/agriculture industry labor and regulations.
- Increasing public awareness of food safety.
- Supporting the department’s efforts to promote agriculture.
Ray Greenstreet served as President of the Maryland Agriculture Council in 2014, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Greenstreet Growers has been at the forefront of agriculture in South County since 2000, growing bedding annuals and perennials in commercial greenhouses for both retail and wholesale customers.
Greenstreet Gardens is one of the country’s premier retailer and growing garden centers. The Maryland location is located at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian, and the two Virginia locations are located at 1721 West Braddock Road and 1503 Mt. Vernon Avenue, both in Alexandria.