The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) is pleased to introduce Becca Tucker as the new Senior Business Development Manager of Agriculture. Becca dives into her new role to provide service to farmers starting and expanding their ag businesses and economic vitality. She is excited to help further develop the Homegrown brand while marketing local agricultural producers.
Becca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dairy Science with a minor in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech. Coming from a dairy farm family with deep roots in Frederick County, she joins our OED team as a familiar face to the local farming community. The Tucker family owned and operated Mid-View Farm in Jefferson, Maryland, marketing milk for more than 97 years. Upon graduating from VT, Becca joined the family business making her a 5th generation farmer where she discovered a passion for managing calf and herd health. In December 2018 Becca’s father Stan, succumbed to a nearly 10-year battle with multiple myeloma. Shortly after his death the family made the difficult decision to sell their herd. Becca then began a career with the USDA- Farm Service Agency assisting Frederick, Montgomery, and Howard County farmers with federal program funding. Due to her strong relationships and support within the local agriculture community, Becca transitions to the OED Ag Team seamlessly. She is passionate about agriculture and the industry’s importance in Frederick County and is committed to serving our local farmers.
Becca’s home is on the family farm in Jefferson with her dog Callie, and cat Yoda. Her mother and grandmother also have houses on the same property; and Justin, Becca’s brother, still crop farms the land.
Fun facts about Becca:
- She was a Virginia Tech Cheerleader throughout her college career, Go Hokies! Becca experienced a front row seat to all home football and basketball games, ACC & NCAA basketball tournaments, ACC Football Championships, and Bowl Games. She states, however, that nothing compares to a night football game in Lane Stadium that triggers the Richter Scale.
- Becca’s loves cows, candy, and the color orange.
- She teaches a fitness class one evening a week and works part time at a local dairy farm.
You can reach Becca by phone 240-739-2013 or email RTucker1@FrederickCountyMD.gov.