Testimony of the Maryland Horse Council
before the Maryland House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee
in Support of House Bill 680
Education-Development of Guidelines to Incorporate Sustainable Agriculture Education
The Maryland Horse Council (MHC) is the umbrella trade association of the entire horse industry in Maryland. Our membership includes horse farms, horse related businesses, individual enthusiasts and breed, interest and discipline associations. As such, we represent over 30,000 Marylanders who make their living with horses, or just own and love them.
MHC, through its work uniting, educating and speaking for the Maryland horse industry is very aware that today’s youth is increasingly divorced from and unaware of the natural world, how it works, and the role that it plays in our lives. We believe that children really need to learn how food, fiber and livestock, and the agricultural land that nurtures and sustains them, are grown, cared for, maintained and harvested in a way that preserves these resources for generations to come.
MHC supports HB 680 Education-Development of Guidelines to Incorporate Sustainable Agriculture Education, and urges the Committee to report it favorably.