Fruit Growers Striving for the Best

NEWS

 MSHS SUMMER TOUR CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

 

The MSHS Executive Board has decided to cancel this year’s Summer Tour in July due to uncertainty about conditions.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Hershey next January as well as at the various Twilight meetings later this year.

 

Please practice social distancing and keep yourselves and your employees healthy and safe.  As we are moving into the season, and especially the farm market and pick your own season, please coordinate with your county and state, as well as your insurance company to make sure you are considering all options on how best to be open while keeping everyone safe.  We will get through this, it just requires some patience and understanding.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.  Membership dues are collected during the registration process for the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.  For those seeking membership after the convention click here... for more information.
 

TREE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

Tree Assistance Program (TAP) is to provide financial assistance to qualifying orchardists to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines that were damaged by natural disasters. To learn more about this program and eligibility, click here for more info >>

WMREC HORTICULTURAL TWILIGHT MEETING & TOUR

Click here to access handouts >>
 

PUBLICATIONS

Click on the links below:

Horticultural Technology Newsletter

Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management 
University of Maryland Fact Sheet 1023, November 2015

 

SOURCES FOR MD GROWN FRUIT

Click on the links below:
Maryland Apples

Maryland's Best
National Peach Council
University of Maryland Extension: Grapes and Fruit
University of Maryland: Aronia
Mid-Atlantic Aronia Growers Association

FRUIT MEETINGS

Click on the links below:

The 2021 Bay Area Virtual Fruit Meeting will be held on February 10, 2021 from 8- 12 noon. 

The agenda can be found at 

https://extension.umd.edu/events/wed-2021-02-10-0800-virtual-fruit-grower-meeting

Registration can be found at 

https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcuCoqjIjHdUynZDJfKgX9aE-9_HU9dMh


Bay Area Fruit School  (link to presentations & videos) 
Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting (presentations)

EVENTS

MSHS is Accepting Applications for

Arthur H. Thompson Travel

Fellowship

The purpose of the Thompson Travel Fellowship is to expose young people, working in the Maryland fruit industry, to ideas on fruit production in other areas of the world. To do this, the Maryland State Horticultural Society has established a fellowship of up to $1,000. This fellowship can be awarded annually to young people working in the fruit industry to promote leadership within the Society.

Recipient qualifications

Be a fruit grower or someone else associated with fruit production in Maryland.

Ages from 18 to 30

Traveling outside the state of Maryland.

Recipient expectations

The recipient would be expected to make a short presentation to the membership at the annual meeting concerning the information learned in the travel.

Application and Procedure

The application letter should include:

Name

Age

Contact information (mailing address, email, and phone)

A brief explanation of the proposed trip.

 

Applications should be submitted by March 05, 2021, to be considered for use during the 2021 year.

Send applications to:

Haley Stater, Agriculture Educator

University of Maryland Extension

Wicomico County Office

28647 Old Quantico Rd Salisbury, MD 21801 

or HSater@umd.edu

The Awards and Nominating Committee will consider the nominations and will make its recommendation to the Executive Committee, which will make the final decision.

The Arthur H. Thompson Fellowship will be announced after the Board of Directors Meeting.

 2021 - 2022
MSHS Executive Board Officers

John Fendrick, President

Brad Miller, 1St VP

Hallie Butler Van-Horn, 2nd Vice President

Bob Black as Treasurer

Haley Sater,  Secretary

Board members are 

Paul Jackson

Steve Milburn

Jake Moore

Steve Blades

2019 Summer Tour visiting Arterra     Photo Credit:Christopher Black

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