Meet Susie


Susie Hance-Wells was born and raised in Calvert County. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in Agriculture, Susie began farming in 1977, and took over the family farm, Taney Place, in 1983, becoming the 8th generation to work the farm on the Patuxent River. Over the years on the 320 acre farm, they have diversified by raising tobacco, livestock, grain crops, hay, bred Friesian horses, while also leasing 400 acres of neighboring land. 

Susie has been married to Walter L. Wells for 37 years, whose family has an accumulated over 130 years of dedicated service to the volunteer fire and rescue service. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

Committees and Boards:

  • Extension Advisory Committee 1977-1980
  • Calvert County Red Cross 1973-1978
  • C.C. Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board (Past Chairman) 1978-1988, 1996-2006
  • C.C. Planning Commission 1984-1992
  • Calvert Farmland Trust (Founding Member & Past Chair)
  • Calvert County Farm Bureau (Past President) 2015-2017
  • Calvert County Young Farmers (Past Chair)
  • Farm Bureau Representative for Calvert Sustainable Network (Executive Board)
  • Maryland Environmental Trust Board 2012-2014
  • Colonial Farm Credit Board (Vice Chair of Governance Committee) 2004-Current
  • Southern States Corporate Board in Richmond, VA 2006-2014
  • Calvert County Board of Appeals (Current Member/Past Chair) 2012-Current
  • 4-H Livestock Club Leader 1988-2000
  • Sunday School Teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1985-1993
  • Calvert County Fair Livestock Manager 1990-2004