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Carrollton 4-H Club Readies for Rocket Launch - Apr 16, 2018
On Saturday, April 14th, seven members of the Carrollton 4-H Club met for a Rocket Workshop. The workshop, led by senior member Nick Jones, was designed to teach younger members how to build a rocket for the fair and what to expect on launch day. Each participant built an Estes "Wizard" model...
Carrollton 4-H Club Welcomes Spring - Apr 16, 2018
Members of Carrollton 4-H Club always look forward to the April club meeting. Not only were members excited about the meeting being held in a huge old wooden barn but it also signified the end of winter and the start of new animal projects. The family of Avery Dull graciously hosted the meeting on...
Twilight Tour & Tasting – June 13 - Apr 9, 2018
University of Maryland Extension will host its 4th Twilight Tour & Tasting, June 13, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center and Western Maryland Research & Education Center.The event is open to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to sample lamb and...
Deer Park and Together We Own It - Mar 23, 2018
Top Row (L to R): Ryan Schooley, Rebecca Guldan, Olivia Wareham, Ava Thomas, Layla Kaplan, Max Kurth-Ford, Makenna Steele, Mackenzi Green, Faith Mohr, Celee Montgomery, Anna Laur, Gwyn Montgomery, Elena Castonguay, Violet Bowman, Addison Ruth, Claire Newman, Virginia Burns, Payton Steele, Katie...
Proceedings available on a Flash Drive - Mar 1, 2018
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...
2018 Grow It Eat It Spring Open House - Feb 27, 2018
Grow It Eat It Spring Open HouseSaturday, April 28th, 2018 · 12pm-4pm (with some programs starting earlier)
Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon - Feb 22, 2018
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...
Allegany County 4-H Volunteer Recognized - Feb 22, 2018
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. ...
Farmers May Apply Commercial Fertilizer to Small Grains Beginning February 25 - Feb 21, 2018
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...
Carrollton 4-H Club New Members 2018 - Jan 25, 2018
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,...
Carrollton 4-H Club 2018 Officers - Jan 25, 2018
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.L-R:Michelle Victor -...
UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production - Jan 22, 2018
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...
2018 Spring Gardening Conference - Jan 15, 2018
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...
Maryland Beef Industry Producer Survey - Jan 10, 2018
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...
Cheetahs 4-H Serving the Community - Nov 15, 2017
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...

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