Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society

The object and purpose of the Society is the education, development, improvement, and promotion of our people in the theory and practice of agriculture, horticulture, mechanical arts, and all related fields by premiums and other means.

To become a member, an applicant must apply in writing through the Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Officers:

  • President – Leonard S. LaForest
  • Vice President – Joseph Tamulis
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Carleton E. Chandler
  • Auditor – William Frugoli

Directors:

  • Stephanie Baker
  • Robert DeCastro
  • Veronica Lahange
  • Andrew Parks
  • Bridget Burns
  • Richard Harlfinger
  • William Last
  • Janet Scribner
  • Jeff Chandler
  • Richard Ingham
  • Priscilla Lawn
  • Linda Taddia

Honorary Directors:

  • Karen Biagini
  • Gerry Covey
  • Ray McKay
  • Arthur Chandler
  • J. Warren Dwyer
  • David Connor
  • Frank Hartnett

The premier event of the society is the annual Marshfield Fair held every August. The society also sponsors the Marshfield Farmers’ Market and educational workshops. In support of the Marshfield community, the society provides a base of operation for Community Christmas, started by Bud Nagle, a training site for local fire, police and sheriff departments and assists with the Food Pantry and Postal Carriers food drive. The fairground is also the site of the emergency animal shelter in a disaster and provides a meeting place for Beekeepers, Garden Clubs, 4-H training to name a few. The fair itself provides employment opportunities for area adults and young adults, revenue for Marshfield High School activities, and scholarships for Marshfield students. It supports local 4-H programs both in providing a venue to show their animals and also financially in awarding prize monies.

If you are interested in agriculture, horticulture or mechanical arts, and would like to join the society, call 781-834-6629 for more information. The society has recently implemented a Junior Board for those 14 years and older. If you are interested in applying to be a junior board member you can contact Molly Vollmer at 774-404-7620.