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Ag calendar

August 02, 2005

Today: Horse Activity Night, Washington County Ag Center, 6 p.m.

Aug. 3: MDA Listening Session, Washington County Ag Education Center, 7 p.m. Agricultural forum on the issues of profitability, land use, alternative enterprises and biosecurity.

Aug. 3: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 4: Pasture Walk, Many Rocks Farm, the goat enterprise of Jeanne Dietz-Band and her family, 5127 Mt. Briar Road, Keedysville, 7 p.m.

Aug. 6: Open House, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, off Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) south of Hagerstown, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include wagon tours, current research projects, traditional agriculture topics and specialists, and recruiters from the University of Maryland.

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Aug. 6: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 9: Horse Activity Night, Washington County Ag Center, 6 p.m.

Aug. 10: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 12: 4-H Horse Council, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 13: 4-H Sunlight Club recognition program, Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m.

Aug. 13: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 15: Deadline for nominating candidates to county committees of the Farm Service Agency. The nomination form is available at the local USDA Service Center, 1260 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, and online at www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/elections

Aug. 15: Junior Fair Board, Washington County Extension office, 6:15 p.m.

Aug. 16: "In the Garden," Open House, The Bounty of the Garden, Horticulture Center, Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., 10 a.m.

Aug. 16: Horse Activity Night, Washington County Ag Center, 6 p.m.

Aug. 17: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 20: County 4-H Game Day, Washington County Ag Center

Aug. 20: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 21: Franklin County Fair, Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club, 3725 Warm Spring Road.

Aug. 22: Washington County Farm Bureau, Ag Ed Center, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 23: Horse Activity Night, Washington County Ag Center, 6 p.m.

Aug. 24 to Sept. 5: Maryland State Fair, Timonium, Md.

Aug. 24: Master Gardener Tomato Tasting Day, Horticultural Center, Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Aug. 24: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 27: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 30: Horse Activity Night, Washington County Ag Center, 6 p.m.

Aug. 31: Farmers Market, Prime Outlets, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.




To reach the Washington County Extension office, drive about 7 miles south of Hagers-town from the Interstate 70 exit onto Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). The office is in the Washington County Agricultural Education complex.

The Franklin County, Pa., Extension office is at 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. From Hagers-town, take Interstate 81 north to the U.S. 30 East exit. Take the first road to the left, which is Franklin Farm Lane.

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