Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc Welcomes New Director of Agricultural Programs Tyler Griffeth to Team

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Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. General Manager D. Andrew “Andy” Cashman announced the addition of Agricultural Programs Director Tyler Griffeth to the Maryland State Fair team.

“Griffeth will be a great asset to our team working with us to develop and support the Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society’s mission to support agricultural education, preserve and promote Maryland’s agricultural roots, and host competitions and special events featuring Maryland’s premier industry, agriculture,” said General Manager Cashman.

Griffeth, who has worked with the State Fair of Texas and the National Western Stock Show, graduated from West Texas A&M University with a degree in Agriculture Media & Communication and a minor in Agriculture Business. Griffeth grew up participating in the 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs.

Griffeth will work with the Maryland State Fair team and with its University of Maryland, 4-H, FFA and other agriculture-related partners to improve and increase awareness of agriculture by implementing new community programs. , school activities and more. “I look forward to learning the ins and outs of Maryland, especially Maryland agriculture, and I look forward to serving the Maryland State Fair,” said agricultural programs director Griffeth.

The Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. was incorporated in 1878. Maryland’s first state fair, located at Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County, was held in September 1879 when a group of Farmers hosted a four-day event aimed at promoting agriculture and horse racing in Baltimore County. The annual event was temporarily interrupted when the fairgrounds were used by the United States military when our country needed it during World War II.

Entering its 141st year, the Maryland State Fair has become a lively summertime celebration and social epicenter that draws more than half a million visitors each year, with approximately 1.5 million additional guests visiting the park. exhibitions throughout the year. The Maryland State Fair continues to offer an array of educational competitions that feature thousands of the region’s best domestic, agricultural and ranching exhibits, thoroughbred horse racing, rides and halfway games, local and national entertainment, and more. For more information, please contact Edie M. Bernier at 410-252-0200 ext. 225 or [email protected]

Amalia H. Mercado