Agricultural Advisory Committee


The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council on issues that affect agriculture. The AAC also provides a forum for farmers and others interested in enhancing and promoting the long-term viability of Whatcom County agriculture.


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Meetings are held monthly October through May, typically on the second Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm at Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham.


  • Lesa Boxx
  • Dave Buys
  • Larry Davis
  • Jagjiwan Brar
  • Mike Hawley
  • Barbara Hento
  • Anna Martin
  • Matthew McDermott
  • Jeff Rainey
  • Kristi Roberts
  • Melodie Kirk


The members of the Agricultural Advisory Committee are representatives of: Agricultural Processor (large and small scale producers of various agricultural commodities)
◦ Agricultural Products Consumer, citizen representative
◦ Agricultural Programs, citizen representative
◦ Whatcom County Conservation District Board
◦ Whatcom Family Farmers
◦ FFA Youth
◦ Natural Resource Conservation Service
◦ Representative of Washington State University Cooperative Extension
◦ Whatcom County Department of Planning and Development Services