The Maryland Office of Tourism is an office within Maryland’s Division of Tourism, Film, and the Arts that handles promoting Maryland as a travel destination. State attractions and events can be found on their website, annual Destination Maryland publication, or Visit Maryland NOW and Maryland Insights newsletters.
University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, non-formal education system within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. UME educational programs and problem-solving assistance are available to citizens and are based on the research and experience of land grant universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park.
In Maryland, UME employs approximately 200 faculty and approximately 200 support staff and contractual employees located at the University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; 23 counties; Baltimore City; and four research and education centers. Many UME faculty members located on the College Park and Eastern Shore campuses have joint appointments with research and academic programs. These joint appointments promote the exchange of knowledge between the universities and among academic specialties.
Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Inc. is a non-profit formed in 1960 to promote the sport of harness racing and represent the owners, trainers, drivers, and grooms of the harness racing industry.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and nearly 400,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.
The Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that organizes the annual Maryland State Fair in Timonium, MD — Maryland’s “12 Best Days of Summer”. The Fair provides educational opportunities and family entertainment while showcasing agricultural traditions through competitions and events, promoting Maryland’s leading industry.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is an agency within the State of Maryland government that provides regulatory and educational programs and services supporting the wellbeing of agriculture, the environment, agricultural workers and business, and consumers in Maryland.
The Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation (MAWC) was formed in 1976 to promote and protect all hunters’ rights in general, and those who purse game with hounds or dogs in particular. MAWC is active in the legislative and regulatory arenas. MAWC seeks not only to educate the country sport community, but also to play a vital role in the formation of the laws and regulations that affect our sports. MAWC’s over 1,000 members including fox chasing packs, basseting clubs, coon hunters, and beagle packs throughout Maryland. MAWC supports all hunting and chasing sports.
Maryland Polo Club is situated in the heart of Monkton’s horse country where all equestrian disciplines are prevalent. The Club has continued to remain a family tradition as well as a USPA Match venue for 33 years. Our season is open between June and September. Levels of competition range from Intermediate to Professional Goal. As well, Maryland Polo Club hosts a WCT Qualifier.
Originally founded in 1980, by a group of 22 Maryland riders seeking to save a single trail, Trail Riders Of Today (TROT) expanded in 1997 to a 501(c)3 Corporation for charitable and educational purposes and specifically to educate the public concerning the preservation of existing equestrian trails and the establishment of new equestrian trails. TROT encourages partnerships with local organizations, state government agencies, land developers, and the public at large to maintain, preserve, and promote open space and equestrian trails with ecological and aesthetic benefits for public recreational use across the region.
The Maryland Horse Shows Association is a statewide organization serving the equine community by promoting and organizing horse shows and other special events, endorsing rules and regulations, licensing show officials and more, while working in the best interests of member shows, exhibitors, and horses.