Craig names deputy chief for agriculture

HARFORD DIGEST

August 05, 2007

Harford County Executive David R. Craig has announced the appointment of C. John Sullivan III as deputy chief of staff for the Division of Agriculture, effective immediately.

Sullivan, 35, of Jarrettsville, has served as the Harford County agricultural coordinator for more than nine years. In that capacity, he was liaison to the agricultural industry for the county executive and government.

He also was responsible for performing market research and analysis and developing key agriculture programs for the county.

During his career, Sullivan participated in a strategic economic study of the agricultural industry, developed the first comprehensive agricultural economic development plan for Harford County and assisted in the development of the first county government-based Web site in the state for marketing agricultural products.

He has been involved in the development of numerous agricultural marketing initiatives, including Ag Tourism, agricultural education experiences and Farm Visitation Day.

Sullivan is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania and LEAD Maryland, an agricultural leadership and development program. He also has served on the federal Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program, National Civilian Community Corps, Maryland Agricultural Fair Board and the Harford County Economic Development Agricultural Advisory Board.

Sullivan is president of the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation and past president of the Maryland Agriculture Council.

Nearly 15,000 joined reading program

The Harford County public library has served nearly 15,000 children and teens who signed up for "Reading Road Trip," the summer reading program.

Children have attended a variety of programs, from Maryland Science Center presentations to Harry Potter parties and the release of the newest Harry Potter book.

The programs continue this month, including a Monopoly tournament, appearances by the Raven's mascot Poe and a program on sharks presented by the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Children may still sign up. The summer reading program is for children through age 18. Those who are not yet reading on their own will participate in a "Read to Me, Please" program.

Children who return a completed reading list to the library by Aug. 18 will receive a certificate and a book.

Information: 410-273-5601, ext. 222.

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