Charles B. Cramer

Charles B. Cramer - Board of Directors


Charles Cramer grew up on a beef farm, became active in 4-H and FFA, and became an agricultural education instructor / FFA advisor in Frederick County.

Cramer has a bachelors of science in agricultural education from the University of Maryland.  Some of the highlights of his career are receiving the National VoAg Teachers Eastern Region winner, Maryland Conservation Teacher of the Year, Frederick County Career Education Teacher of the Year, Honorary American Farmer Degree, National Vo-Ag Teacher of Teachers gold award and Eastern Region National Agricultural Education Lifetime Achievement award.

Other involvement includes director Maryland Hereford Association, director FERKO Federal Credit Union for FCPS and FCC, president of the Maryland Agricultual Teachers Association, secretary/treasurer Frederick County Auctioneers Association, 4-H Leader, FFA Alumni, Farm Bureau and Grange.

All of his life he has enjoyed visiting, judging, showing and best of all, having students enter projects in The Great Frederick Fair.  Cramer cherishes the fact that 4-H and FFA members can exhibit animals, plants and other agricultural projects, giving their friends and the general public an opportunity to enjoy and learn about the importance of agriculture.

Cramer looks forward to the excitement of the fair each year.  He enjoys the sites, sounds, food and especially meeting old friends, and making new ones.  He is very proud of the fair and very much appreciates the importance it has in agricultural education in Frederick County.

Cramer and his wife, Bonnie, have two sons, Adam and Kirk, and the Cramer’s have seven grandchildren.  He is now retired from teaching, enjoying his Hereford cattle, family and volunteering.