DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. — Maryland Farm Bureau recently hired Ryan Zimmerman from Littlestown, Pa., as the Western Maryland Regional Director.
In his position, Zimmerman will work with the seven counties from Garrett to Harford as both the liaison with MFB and as their local affairs representative. He will also work with county Farm Bureau Presidents to recognize county issues and provide leadership development training. In addition, he will be involved with the Promotion, Education and Women’s Leadership programs.
Zimmerman’s goals are to increase awareness about the importance of agriculture in Maryland, while communicating the value of being a Maryland Farm Bureau member.
“Your passion is your daily motivation, and my passion has and always will be Maryland agriculture,” said Zimmerman. “I am looking forward to working with Maryland Farm Bureau members to sustain agriculture within their counties and local communities.”
Zimmerman got his start in agriculture while working on his family’s dairy farm in Dickerson, Md. He grew up actively involved in Montgomery County 4-H, serving as president of the Holstein Club, and continued with his passion for agriculture through high school as a member of Littlestown FFA.
A recent graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Zimmerman earned his degree in Dairy Science, with an emphasis on management. He was involved in Alpha Gamma Rho, the agricultural fraternity, Collegiate 4-H and served as president of the Dairy Club.
Prior to joining MFB, he worked as a national sales representative for CowBuyer.com, completed a sales internship with Alta Genetics and worked on his college campus for Student Engagement and Campus Life. He previously volunteered as the Dairy Judging Coach for the collegiate team at Virginia Tech.
Zimmerman started at MFB on May 15 and will travel the western Maryland counties, reporting to the MFB headquarters in Davidsonville as needed. He can be reached at 717-398-7365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Maryland Farm Bureau