Michael H. McGrath, AICP | President

Mike operated a family greenhouse business beginning in 1970, marketing vegetable plants and ornamentals. In 1974 he began working in the New Castle County (Delaware) Executive’s office responsible for farmland assessment and economic development. From 1983 to June 2011, Mr. McGrath managed the work of the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation in the Delaware Department of Agriculture, permanently preserving over 100,000 acres. He pioneered innovations in the digital management of preservation processes. Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) speaking nationally on farmland preservation and advanced geographic information systems. He has served as president of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, the nation’s oldest agricultural organization (1785), and is now Secretary.