​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.


The Society is governed by Maryland producers, University of Maryland and University of Maryland Extention researchers. 



John Fendrick


Rock Hill Orchard, Mount Airy, MD

Molly Brumbley

1st Vice President

Walnut Springs Farm, Elkton, MD

Brad Miller

2nd Vice President

Miller Farms, Clinton, MD

Bryan Butler


University of Maryland Extension - Carroll County Office

Dr. Joseph A. Fiola

Assistant Secretary

University of Maryland Extension Specialist in Viticulture & Small Fruit

Robert E. Black


Catoctin Mountain Orchard, Thurmont, MD

MSHS Board Members

Stephen Blades, Blades Orchard, Federalsburg, MD; Jay Milburn, Milburn Orchards, Inc., Elkton, MD; Jake Moore, Larriland Farm, Woodbine, MD; Washington White, Waters Orchard, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD


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