Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Meet Melissa Bolyard, Our New Agriculture Business Specialist

Last Updated on Oct 25, 2021 at 3:54pm | About Us

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Melissa Bolyard as the new Agriculture Business Specialist for the Department of Business Development. Melissa's duties include promoting agriculture, assisting farm businesses, and advocating for agriculture issues.
A graduate of Garrett College and the University of Maryland with a degree in Agriculture Management, Melissa and her family reside on a small farm where her family has had a variety of agriculture enterprises, including a high tunnel, fair animals, and a market garden. 
Melissa will work with Cheryl DeBerry, who recently left the position to work full-time with broadband and renewable energy expansion.  
Melissa can be reached at 301-334-7285 or
We hope you’ll all welcome Melissa to the community and help her learn about the ag industry in Garrett County.