ANNAPOLIS—The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) on Sept. 30 honored 51 employees for their years of dedicated service to the department. Four of the 51 honored reside in the tri-county area.
Julianne Oberg, Executive Direction, 10 years
St. Marys County
George B. Beavan, Resource Conservation, 15 years
Ralf R. Johnson, State Chemist, 25 years
Thomas A. Koviak, Jr., Resource Conservation, 15 years
For 40 years, MDA has been serving the agricultural industry, protecting consumers and helping to ensure fairness in the marketplace. Many of our employees have been doing so since our earliest years, said Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance. The deep sense of mission that the employees of this agency have for the work they do on behalf of the citizens of Maryland and the agriculture industry is demonstrated, I think, by how long such talented employees stay with us.