DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Lewis R. Riley, Secretary of Agriculture (410) 841-5880

Henry A. Virts, D.V.M., 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 (Washington, DC, area)
fax: (410) 841-5914
TDD: (410) 841-5982
World Wide Web: http://www.mda.state.md.us/


Agencies

Budget

Historical Evolution

Mandated Reports

Organizational Chart

Origin & Functions


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

OFFICE OF SECRETARY

(L00A1101, formerly 31.01.11.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $19,726,618
FY1998 authorized positions: 76.75
Lewis R. Riley, Secretary of Agriculture (appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent)
(410) 841-5880
e-mail: janukme@mda.state.md.us

Henry A. Virts, D.V.M., Deputy Secretary
(410) 841-5881
e-mail: virtsha@mda.state.md.us

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

(L00A1102, formerly 31.01.11.02)
FY1998 appropriation: $1,028,440
FY1998 authorized positions: 22
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)
FY1998 appropriation: $5,693,536
FY1998 authorized positions: 106.5
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)
FY1998 appropriation: $8,601,206
FY1998 authorized positions: 135.5
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)
FY1998 appropriation: $4,470,055
FY1998 authorized positions: 85.6
Royden N. Powell III, Assistant Secretary for Resource Conservation
(410) 841-5865
e-mail: janukmj@mda.state.md.us
World Wide Web: http://www.mda.state.md.us/resource/guide.htm (Farmer's Guide to Permits)


DEFUNCT DEPARTMENTAL AGENCIES

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

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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