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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...
2018 Maryland Crop Production Meetings Announced - Oct 23, 2017
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...
Industry Experts Speak on Poultry Water Quality, Litter Management - Oct 4, 2017
Industry experts speak on poultry water quality, litter managementby Carol Kinsley | Sep 29, 2017
Urban Ag Field Days Recap - Oct 3, 2017
Thanks to all the farmers and educators who came out to our field days in September!
2017 State Poultry Judging Contest - Sep 28, 2017
Rolling Clovers 4-H Club September Update - Sep 25, 2017
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...
2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum - Sep 22, 2017
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
4-H Event Results - Sep 13, 2017
2017 4-H State Fair ResultsState 4-H Fashion Revue 4-H Top Chef / Tail Gate Showdown
Rolling Clovers Reaching Out - Sep 5, 2017
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.
Rolling Clovers Reaching Out Part 2 - Sep 5, 2017
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 KickoffFrom left to right Autumn Lippy, Colley Arbaugh, Logan Barnett and Lucas Barnett


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