Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Office
Karen Fedor is the Program Administrator for the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Office where she works to connect Maryland farmers, producers and watermen to schools, institutions, wholesale distributors, grocery store chains and other buyers. Karen leads the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program and the Maryland Farm to School program which has increased sales of local product in school meals from $0 to $19 million annually. She also administers the Maryland Specialty Crop Block Grant program, Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund, and organizes the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout. Prior to joining MDA, Karen worked for American Forests in Washington DC. Karen holds a B.S. from The Ohio State University and Graduate Certificate from University of Maryland Global Campus. Karen is currently a Class XI Fellow of the LEAD Maryland Program.