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Carroll County 4-H Parent Talks About Landscape Design

Extension - Tue, 2017-02-21 13:17

Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday, of each month at 7 pm. at St. Mary's UCC church located in Silver Run, northern Carroll County. Mr. Tom Rhodes, a 4-H parent from our club and a landscaper in the Westminster area, spoke at our February 6, 2017 meeting. Mr. Rhodes talked about Landscape Design, and he said it's important for the designer to go to the location and check to see where the sun comes up and goes down. You need to check for shady areas, windy areas, and wet areas as well as spots that may need to be hidden for other reasons on the property.

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Do you know about nontraditional irrigation water?

Extension - Mon, 2017-02-20 22:14

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers possible nontraditional sources of irrigation water to include recycled, brackish, desalinated, fracking, agricultural runoff, aquaculture, livestock wastewater, and process waters. With funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health, a multi-partner project, is focusing on multiple types of nontraditional irrigation water in the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest regions of the United States.

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Rolling Clovers 2017 Officers

Extension - Tue, 2017-02-07 09:11

Officers to serve the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club were elected at the club's November meeting. Those elected were President—Gaby Hockensmith, Vice-pres.-Marissa Roberts, Recording secretary—Alison Stoner. Asst. recording secretary—Jacquelyn Slade, Corresponding secretary—Emily Schildwachter. Asst. corresponding secretary—Hannah Hockensmith and photographers—Lucas Barnett and Justin Shaffer. These officers were installed at the January 3 meeting at Baust Church Parish Hal. Club members made bookmarks for local children with their donated used books.

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Carroll County 4-H Dog Club

Extension - Wed, 2017-02-01 14:45

The 4H Dog Club meets monthly. It provides members an opportunity to learn about dog breeds, care, and training of dogs. At the January meeting the 2017 officers were selected. From left to right: Kyle Delregno, Treasurer (with Bentley), Max Kurth-Ford, Historian, Mickala Holland, President (with Holiday), Annie Xenakis, Secretary, Sam Kurth-Ford, co-Pledge Leader, Marell Glendenning, Vice-President, and Rory Freeman, co-Pledge Leader (with Sailor).

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Cheetah's 4-H 2017 Club Officers

Extension - Mon, 2017-01-23 14:14

Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday of each month at 7 pm at St. Mary's UCC church located in Silver Run, northern Carroll County. Our Cheetah's leader Mrs. Marybell Wood, organized and installed the New 2017 Club Officers into their new offices at the beginning of the January 9, 2017 meeting. She had items for the assistant leader, Mrs. Deanna Geiman to give the officers to use during their year in office.

Front Row:
Nora Bachtel, Josie Bachtel, Kalie Robertson, Carter Rhodes, Boyd Bachtel and Ellie Ice.

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Carroll County 4-Her Shares Knowledge with Fellow Members

Extension - Mon, 2017-01-23 14:14

Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday, of each month at 7 pm at St. Mary's UCC church located in Silver Run, northern Carroll County. Casey Bounds is 18 years old and a last year 4-her, here in Carroll County. She has graduated from Francis Scott Key High School and is attending college. At our January 9, 2017 meeting Casey spoke about the similarities and differences in Goats and Sheep, as well as appropriate tack to have for each animal. Casey says, she has grown up being around sheep and goats practically her whole life, she has been showing animals since she was 8 years old.

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Black Rock 4-H Club 2017 Officers

Extension - Mon, 2017-01-23 11:13

On January 10, 2017, Black Rock 4-H Club inducted their club officers for 2017. Each officer withdrew a ribbon from the "Pot of Gold" symbolizing their individual commitment to leading the club. As an officer team, their individual colors come together to form a rainbow, to help the club reach the "Pot of Gold". Pictured are the Black Rock 4-H Club members after the ceremony.

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Citizen Science Ambassador

Extension - Wed, 2017-01-18 16:51

Are you age 13-18 and love citizen science? We invite you to be a leader in spreading the word about citizen science and how it can empower youth to help change the world. Read more...

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Rolling Clovers Visit Lorean

Extension - Mon, 2017-01-09 10:06

Members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club caroled to the residents of Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taneytown,Md on Dec. 5.

Back row from left to right are Marissa Roberts, Hannah Hockensmith, Gaby Hockensmith, Allison Stoner Emily Schildwachter and Delaney Wellman

Behind female resident: Kylie Pasmann, Ben Schidwachter

Sitting on female resident's lap: Justin Shaffer

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2017 Spring Conference

Extension - Thu, 2017-01-05 15:51

The Montgomery County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference is scheduled for February 25, 2017. 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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GIEI Spring 2017 Open House!

Extension - Thu, 2017-01-05 12:51

Join Montgomery County Master Gardeners at their Spring 2017 Grow It Eat It Open House!  Admission is FREE with no registration for most of the event (donations welcome).  *Preregistration and fees required for some events.

Share the fun and the learning at this popular event about growing anything edible!

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

Visit our garden, meet with our Master Gardener consultants, attend classes, demonstrations, tables of information, and visit our plant sale!

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Carolton Makes Holiday Creations

Extension - Wed, 2017-01-04 12:47

On Monday, December 5th, members of the Carrollton 4-H Club gathered at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westminster for their annual holiday workshop meeting. Members had the opportunity to make four different festive holiday creations.

One workshop led by Elijah and Josiyah Beard taught members how to make a no-sew fleece pillow. After choosing their fleece material, members tied a series of knots in the material to surround the pillow stuffing. Before long, the pillow was complete and members were all smiles about their accomplishment.

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Caring For A Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

Extension - Mon, 2016-12-19 11:05
There's nothing better than the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree in the home for the holiday season.  Having a fresh cut tree takes some maintenance to ensure it lasts through the holidays. A well-cared for tree should normally remain fresh for at least three to four weeks before drying to an unacceptable level.  The National Christmas Tree Association offers tips to keep a fresh cut tree healthy once it is brought indoors.
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University of Maryland Highlights Agricultural Legal Issues at 2nd Annual Conference

Extension - Mon, 2016-11-07 16:33

Annapolis, MD -- Following the sold-out inaugural event, the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) will host its second Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Friday, November 18. Tied firmly to the Land-grant mission of UMD to provide research and best practices for the benefit of state residents, this year’s conference will provide comprehensive education, discussion and guidance for Delmarva region farmers on the complex intersection of environmental law and agriculture.

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Smarter Lunchrooms: Butternut squash at William Paca/Old Post Road

Extension - Thu, 2016-11-03 17:11

Simple changes in how foods are displayed and promoted can impact the likelihood that kids will eat them. FSNE's Smarter Lunchrooms program helps shape school cafeteria environments to encourage students to select and eat healthy foods. Based on research and practices designed by Cornell University's Behavioral Economics in Childhood Nutrition Programs Center, FSNE provides training, hands-on assistance, and materials to cafeteria staff, helping them make subtle changes in how and where healthy foods are presented on the lunch line.

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Maryland Crop Production Meetings Scheduled for 2016/2017

Extension - Thu, 2016-11-03 17:11
Maryland Crop Production Meetings Planned
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