STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Established in 1898
"The Society has shifted with the times, has been alert to the complexities facing the fruit industry, and has been effective voice for all in advancing and protecting the vital interests of this industry." - Arthur H. Thompson, The First Ninety Years History of the Maryland State Horticultural Society
Who We Are
The Maryland State Horticultural Society is a group of commercial fruit growers who face many different production issues. Their mission is to fund research on fruit production, insect, disease, and provide educational programing to the Maryland producer.
Research and Programs
The Maryland State Horticultural Society uses the membership dues to provide grants for research projects that are designed to improve producer profitability and it supports several educational programs (Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting, WMREC Twilight Meeting, Summer Tour) for the Maryland grower.
Hallie Butler Van-Horn,
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
University of Maryland Extension
Wicomico County Office
Board members are
The Society is governed by Maryland producers, University of Maryland and University of Maryland Extension researchers.