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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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SPARKS 4-H Members Headed to VEX World Championship

Extension - Wed, 2017-03-22 13:10

On Saturday, February 25th, the elementary and middle school Super Sonic Sparks robotics teams competed at the 2017 Maryland Vex IQ State Championships against 41 of the other best teams from schools and clubs from around the state. Our middle school boys team of Declan Coffey, Joey Chastain, and Seth Krispin were crowned the tournament's teamwork champions, with the elementary boys team of Brendan Lowe, Evan Phillips, and Ezra Krispin taking home 2nd.

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Backyard Buffers

Extension - Fri, 2017-03-17 15:51

 

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Celebrating Women in Agriculture - Women's History Month

Extension - Wed, 2017-03-15 12:45

This March, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources celebrates Women's History Month by paying tribute to several of our women faculty who are making exceptional strides in their research and for their stellar reputation as educators and mentors for our students and state residents. 

We will feature four faculty members from now until the end of March, each with a graphic and quote that represents their contributions to the field of agriculture, to our college and the University as a whole. 

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Rolling Clover February 2017 Meeting

Extension - Fri, 2017-03-10 11:33

Rolling Clover 4-H Club members helped the homeless in Carroll County by bringing items for the Cold Weather Shelter and made cards for the homeless at their meeting on Feb. 6. The meeting was held at Baust Church Parish Hall.

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

Members who completed record books were Allison Stoner, Emily and Ben Schildwachter, Colley Arbaugh and Lucas Barnett.

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Grow It Eat It 2017 Spring Open House

Extension - Wed, 2017-03-08 14:22

Montgomery County Master Gardeners is hosting its Spring Grow It Eat It Open House on Saturday, April 29, 2017!

FREE with no registration for most of the event (donations welcome).  * Preregistration required. 

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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Carrollton 4-H Club Hosts a February Mini Fair

Extension - Wed, 2017-03-01 10:52

Monday, February 6, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westminster new officers of the Carrollton 4-H Club assumed their new leadership roles. 2017 Officers include: Co-Presidents - Avery Dull and Matthew Nevin; Vice President - Caroline MacLean-Blevins; Secretary - Ana Yeager; Treasurer - Elliott Alster; and Reporters - Mackenzie Dicke, Michelle Victor, and Julianna Dicke. Our newest members of the club serve as our Pledge Leaders and they include Brenna Chamelin, age 5, Derek Yuenger, age 10 and Maquela Schissler, age 6.

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4-H Teams Compete in FIRST Tech Challenge

Extension - Mon, 2017-02-27 13:42

Maryland 4-H teams were very active in the year’s FIRST Tech Challenge.  FIRST which stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” is an international youth organization that operates robotics competitions for elementary through high school students.  FIRST Tech Challenge is for students in grades 7 to 12.  Teams consisting of around 10 members design, build, program and operate robots to compete in a two on two robot contest on a 12’ X 12’ playing field.  These competitions combine the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology.  A new challenge

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