St. Mary's County Times January 11, 2018 - Page 6

6 The County Times Local News Thursday, January 11, 2018 Cameron Files for Preparing the Farm for Fourth Term as Sheriff the Next Generation Succession Workshop By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron filed for re- election Tuesday after already serving 12 years in one of the highest law enforcement positions in St. Mary’s County. In seeking his fourth term, though, Cam- eron will be facing opposition this time in the form of a primary challenge from fel- low GOP candidate Tom Phelan, a retired Navy captain. If successful, Cameron would then go on to face former sheriff’s office lieutenant Theodore Bellavoine, who is running on the Democratic ticket. “My goal has been, and continues to be to establish your sheriff`s office as a pre- mier law enforcement agency that is re- sponsive and accountable to its citizens,” Cameron said in a prepared statement. “Through a shared vision, strategic management, accountability, and adaptive lead- ership, the members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office have achieved excel- lence at many levels. “We strive to improve our efforts with a goal of sustaining viable communities, and improving the quality of life in St. Mary’s County.” guyleonard@countytimes.net The Southern Maryland Agri- cultural Development Commission (SMADC)  is partnering  with the University of Maryland, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Nation- wide, and Alliance for the Bay to host an intensive one-day workshop to as- sist farm owners and their families to plan for a smooth and secure transition of their farms from one generation to the next. 

This workshop is designed to help farm families navigate the often challenging and complex land- scape of the transition of ownership, by providing helpful tips and commu- nication strategies to begin exploring mutual goals and objectives.

Partici- pants will walk away with the tools they need to develop a farm succes- sion plan, prepare family members and engage them in the process  to ensure the farm operation remains stable and continues to thrive.  

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