Maryland State Agencies
- Maryland Department of Agriculture
- Early agricultural interests in Maryland were represented by the Board of Agriculture under auspices of the University of Maryland. In 1972, the Maryland General Assembly approved legislation establishing the Maryland Department of Agriculture on the basis of agriculture's growing importance and impact to the economy of the state. A year later, the Maryland Department of Agriculture became a full fledged part of state operations.
- Maryland Horse Industry Board
- The Maryland Horse Industry Board was created in 1998 to replace the State Board of Inspection of Horse Riding Stables. The purpose of the Board is to promote the horse industry in Maryland and to license boarding and rental facilities in the state.
- Maryland Department of the Environment
- The mission of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is to protect and restore the quality of Marylandís air, water, and land resources, while fostering smart growth, economic development, healthy and safe communities, and quality environmental education for the benefit of the environment, public health, and future generations.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency which oversees the management and wise use of the living and natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The resources of the Maryland portion of the watershed include its state forests and parks, fisheries, wildlife and the recreation of citizens engaged in boating, fishing, hunting and other outdoor enjoyment of our natural resources. The Department, known as DNR, work to inspire citizens to enjoy and live in harmony with their environment today and in future generations.