Dr. Chris Walsh


​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.



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



John Fendrick,


Rock Hill Orchard

Brad Miller,

1St Vice President

Miller Farms


Hallie Butler Van-Horn

2nd Vice President

Butlers Orchard

Bob Black


Catoctin Mountain Orchard

Haley Sater


University of Maryland Extension

Wicomico County Office

Board members are 

Paul Jackson

Emily's Produce

Steve Milburn

Milburn Orchard

Jake Moore

Larriland Farms

Steve Blades

Blades Orchard

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.

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