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4-H Event Results

Extension - Wed, 2017-09-13 17:32

2017 4-H State Fair Results

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Rolling Clovers Reaching Out Part 2

Extension - Tue, 2017-09-05 14:14

The Rolling Clovers 4-H Club members shared their project work with members of the community this summer. On June 20 members took their animals to Taneytown Library for Summer Reading Kickoff

From left to right Autumn Lippy, Colley Arbaugh, Logan Barnett and Lucas Barnett

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Rolling Clovers Reaching Out

Extension - Tue, 2017-09-05 14:14

On Aug. 14 members took some of their items they exhibited at the Carroll County 4-H Fair to Lorien Home, Taneytown.

Standing from left to right Delaney Wellman and Kylee Passmann and kneeling in from from left to right are Justin Shaffer and Ben Schildwachter.

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Urban Gardening Fall Event

Extension - Thu, 2017-08-24 19:48

NEW! Let’s Get Growing! Saturday, October 14th Visit the Silver Spring Library, where Montgomery County Master Gardener volunteers will answer questions, offer information, give demonstrations (some with giveaways) on THREE hot urban gardening topics: Fall Cleanup and Composting, Planting for Spring Bulbs and Houseplants: Winter Care. For complete details please check out our online brochure.

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4-H Aerospace Workshop and Challenge

Extension - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:34

Twenty-three 4-Hers from five counties attended the State 4-H Aerospace Workshop on Sunday, July 16 from 2-7 pm at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Whether an experienced rocket modeler or newcomer to the project area, youth had the opportunity to expand their study of aerospace and make engineering decisions while building and launching a rocket—all while having a great time! The event was organized and presented by the 4-H aerospace education team of Joe and John Schepis, Cathy and Andrew Dobos, and Rich Lempicki from Montgomery County; and Andy Driesman from Howard County.

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2018 Spring Conference

Extension - Tue, 2017-08-08 13:15

The Montgomery County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference is scheduled for February 24, 2018. (Snow date is March 3, 2018).  The conference will be held at University of Maryland Extension Montgomery County Office, 18410 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD, at the Agricultural History Farm Park. The daylong event offers multiple presentations, morning snacks, a delicious bag lunch, door prizes, networking with other gardeners, answers to your gardening questions, handouts, and reference materials.

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Grow It Eat It 2018 Spring Open House

Extension - Tue, 2017-08-08 13:15

Montgomery County Master Gardeners is hosting our 2018 Spring Grow It Eat It Open House on April 28, 2018.

Click here to view our event brochure from the 2017 Spring Grow It Eat It Open House.

FREE with no registration for most of the event (donations welcome). *Requires preregistration.

Come join us for this fun event about growing anything edible!

The event will be from 12-4pm with some programs starting earlier.

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Flying Dog Brewery and University of Maryland Partner on Hops Production Initiative

Extension - Wed, 2017-07-19 15:34

Maryland’s largest brewery and the University of Maryland (UMD) are committed to developing the highest quality ingredients for Maryland beer.

Flying Dog has engaged with UMD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in a partnership that will allow them to work side-by-side on the future of beer-centric agriculture in the region. To start, the focus is on hops.

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4-H Teen Council visits Ronald McDonald House

Extension - Tue, 2017-07-18 15:32

The Carroll County 4-H Teen Council spent Sunday, July 9th in Baltimore for a wonderful day of fellowship and service! Members enjoyed an afternoon at the National Aquarium, splashing with the dolphins, observing the fish, and taking in the warm steamy air of the rainforest. This social experience ended with dinner at the Inner Harbor and turned into an evening of service, where members hosted an activity night at the Ronald McDonald House. The group assisted residents with sculpting and painting their own clay creations.

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4-H Shooting Sports National Championships Coming to Nebraska

Extension - Thu, 2017-06-22 13:48

Lincoln, NE—University of Nebraska Lincoln & Nebraska 4-H will host the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships June 25 to June 29th at the Heartland Public Shooting Park near Alda and the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.

The event will involve more than 700 4-H youth, ages 14-18, from 36 states, competing in nine disciplines.

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FAMACHA© Workshops Scheduled

Extension - Mon, 2017-06-19 13:05

Two FAMACHA© Workshops have been scheduled in Maryland. The first workshop will be held Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Vista View Farms in Damascus.

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Rolling Clovers 4-H Club

Extension - Tue, 2017-06-13 09:52

Members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club participated in a foods program with judging on April 3. The program was led by Jennifer Hiscock and was held at Baust Church Parish Hall.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Gaby Hockensmith. Reports were given by Allison Stoner, Susan Lawrence, Ben Schildwachter and Sandra Stonesifer. Guest at the meeting was Lucy Auci-Bowers.

Marissa Roberts received overall champion on her Guernsey record book for state.

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Golf and Stem Expo

Extension - Wed, 2017-05-17 15:03

Join us for an introductory overnight experience with the game of golf!

When: July 6th and July 7th at 8:30 am - Overnight Stay in University of Maryland Eastern Shore dorms!
Closing Program: Friday, July 7th, 5:00pm. 
Youth: ages 8-13 

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Rolling Clovers 4-H Club Meeting

Extension - Fri, 2017-05-12 11:55

Rolling Clovers 4-H Club members heard a talk about health problems of their large animal livestock projects. The talk was given by Dtr. Sarah Link, a local veterinarian who gave them tips for their animals. The meeting was held on March 6 at Baust Church Parish Hall.

The meeting was called to order by the vice-president, Marissa Roberts. Reports were given by Allison Stoner, Susan Lawrence and Sandra Stonesifer.

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Consider applying as a youth worker at the Maryland State Fair!

Extension - Mon, 2017-05-01 13:31
Calling all Maryland 4-H youth ages 14-18 years old! Consider applying as a youth worker at the Maryland State Fair. Use this link to find more information and to apply!
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Carrollton Club Paints Bowls

Extension - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:26

On February 27th, members of Carrollton 4-Hers met at COB51 in Westminster to paint bowls for The Shepard’s Staff Empty Bowls charity event. Shown in the photo are just a few of the participants. In all, over 30 members and their families participated in this worthy service project coordinated by Serena Newton and Ms. Denise Beard.

Front Row L-R: Michelle Victor, Cynthia Davey, Mackenzie Dicke, and Hunter Dicke

Back Row L-R:  Caroline MacLean-Blevins, Serena Newton, Lillian Alster, Sophie Wolf, and Julianna Dicke.

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Carrollton Club Horticulture Night

Extension - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:26

On Monday March 6, 2017 Carrollton 4-H Club held their horticulture night. In the beginning of the meeting, Heather Goldman of Hampstead, MD and Emmalee Sanders of Littlestown, PA were pinned as new members of the club and they were welcomed with much applause.

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Growing With Grains - Food From Our Farms

Extension - Thu, 2017-04-20 17:11

Many children today do not have the opportunity to be involved with growing food for their family.  The Growing with Grains – Food from our Farms program, kindergarten students at Willards Elementary School were able to gain a hands on learning about the different types of grains, vegetables, soil types, how food makes it way to the grocery store, a variety of different seeds and how important farmers are.

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