The Maryland Secretary of Agriculture
is a state executive position in the Maryland state government. The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Agriculture, a part of the executive branch that was established in 1972.
The current officeholder is Buddy Hance. He was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2009.
The Secretary of Agriculture is appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.
In 2010, the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture was paid an estimated $130,050 according to the Council of State Governments.
Secretary of Agriculture
Earl F. Hance
50 Harry S Truman Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21401