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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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Rolling Clovers 4-H Club September Update

Extension - Mon, 2017-09-25 14:58

Several members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club and their families parked vehicles for a fundraiser at a horse show in Adamstown,Md on Sept. 10. Money from the fundraiser was given to a 4-H family who recently experienced a tragedy.

From left to right holding one of the club's banners are Hannah Hockensmith and Allison Stoner. Seated is Kylee Passmann. Missing from the picture is Delaney Wellman.

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2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum

Extension - Fri, 2017-09-22 14:50

You’re invited to the 2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum. Join us and get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff, and  state specialists from across the country!

Click the flyer below for more information 

2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Formum flyer

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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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