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Proceedings available on a Flash Drive

Extension - Thu, 2018-03-01 10:27

Proceedings from the Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference All Worms All Day are now available on a flash drive. The conference was held December 9, 2017, at Delaware State University. Speakers were members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). All topics pertained to internal parasites (worms).

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2018 Grow It Eat It Spring Open House

Extension - Tue, 2018-02-27 13:24
Grow It Eat It Spring Open House

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 · 12pm-4pm (with some programs starting earlier)

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Allegany County 4-H Volunteer Recognized

Extension - Thu, 2018-02-22 13:16

Portia Blank, a club leader with the Mountain View 4-H Club in Mt. Savage, was recently recognized with the Maryland 4-H Alumni award at the annual Maryland 4-H Gala at Martin’s West in Baltimore.  In addition to being a 4-H alumni herself, Blank has served as a 4-H adult volunteer for 27 years.  Among her accomplishments as club leader, she has successfully forged a partnership with Evergreen Heritage Center allowing club members to create a garden space and grow produce to harvest and sell at their own 4-H Farm Stand.

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Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

Extension - Thu, 2018-02-22 13:16

The Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon will be held Sunday, May 6 at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The Festival is always held the first full weekend in May. It is held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. Parking is free, but there is a small fee to attend the Festival.

Skillathon registration will begin at 8 a.m. The contest will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Lunch (pizza and sodas) will be provided.

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Farmers May Apply Commercial Fertilizer to Small Grains Beginning February 25

Extension - Wed, 2018-02-21 10:15

ANNAPOLIS, MD (Feb. 20, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture today announced that farmers who planted small grains for harvest last fall may “top dress” these crops with commercial fertilizer beginning February 25, as long as ground conditions remain favorable and in accordance with their nutrient management plans. The determination follows Maryland’s nutrient management regulations and is based on research conducted by University of Maryland plant experts. As a reminder, manure may not be applied to fields until March 1.

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Carrollton 4-H Club 2018 Officers

Extension - Thu, 2018-01-25 18:29

New Carrollton 4-H Club Officers were installed during a candlelight ceremony held at St. John's Church on Monday, January 15, 2018. The new officers will be responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating many activities and events for the club throughout the year.


Michelle Victor - Reporter (May/June)

Ana Yeager - Vice President

Estella Gover - Reporter (Jan/Feb)

Julianna Dicke - Co-Secretary

Owen Alster - Treasurer

Makenzie Dicke - Co-Secretary

Serena Newton - President

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Carrollton 4-H Club New Members 2018

Extension - Thu, 2018-01-25 18:29

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Carrollton 4-H Club welcomed two new members into the club. Sydney Miller, age 7 and Rebecca Hulter, age 12 both of Westminster received their new member pins. Miller and Hulter look forward to many years of 4-H fun. They received their pins from senior 4-H members, Caroline MacLean-Blevins and Matthew Nevin.

Back Row L-R: Caroline MacLean-Blevins, Matthew Nevin

Front Row L-R: Sydney Miller, Rebecca Hulter

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UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production

Extension - Mon, 2018-01-22 15:24

UMD researchers have identified and isolated a gene that is directly linked to the strawberry production process. With the ability to turn this gene on and off to produce runners (a long horizontal stem ideal for producing young strawberry plants for sale) or flowers (ideal to produce fruit) and a greater understanding of how to control this process, this work has the potential to greatly increase strawberry productivity.

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2018 Spring Gardening Conference

Extension - Mon, 2018-01-15 15:11

Saturday, February 24, 2018 is the date of the this year's Montgomery County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference.   The day-long event is open to the public and offers multiple presentations by Master Gardeners, morning snacks, a delicious bag lunch, door prizes, networking with other gardeners, answers to your gardening questions, handouts, and reference materials.  To view the 2018 Spring Conference brochure,

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Maryland Beef Industry Producer Survey

Extension - Wed, 2018-01-10 12:01

Currently the only way to get information related to the Maryland Beef Industry is via the 2012 Ag Census, which tells us the approximate number, county locations, size of primary operation (herd and acreage), approximate demographics and age. What this census doesn't tell us is: their future plans, greatest challenges, preferred method of education and outreach and what topics they would like to see in the areas of education programming.

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Cheetahs 4-H Serving the Community

Extension - Wed, 2017-11-15 12:42

Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday of each month at 7 pm at St. Mary's UCC church which is located in Silver Run, northern Carroll County.

Members of Cheetah's 4-H club donated toys and various items for their community service project, which was Operation Christmas Child. We are so thankful we were able to pack and fill 14 boxes that will be sent and then given to children abroad for Christmas. The club also donated items to pack and fill 5 Survival Satchels for the States Attorney Office, to give out to women and men who escape from abusive relationships.

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2018 Maryland Crop Production Meetings Announced

Extension - Mon, 2017-10-23 12:51

University of Maryland Extension has announced dates for this year’s crop production meetings that will be conducted around the state between December and March.  The most recent research, information and data will be shared at these meetings and will help make 2018 growing decisions for agricultural crops.  The meetings are open to all interested in agronomy, forage, vegetables and fruit.  Private pesticide applicator and nutrient management credits will be offered.  Be sure to call your local Extension office for further details and to get registered.  If you need special accommodations p

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Urban Ag Field Days Recap

Extension - Tue, 2017-10-03 15:13

Thanks to all the farmers and educators who came out to our field days in September!

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