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Ag calendar

January 17, 2006

Jan. 18: Income Opportunities Flower Arranging 101 Workshop, Chambersburg, Pa., 1 to 4 p.m. Call 717-263-9226 for more information.

Jan. 19: Winter Extension Dairy Talk Series, "High Culling Rates: Lost Income and Wasted Potential," Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m. to noon

Jan. 19-22: Horse World Expo, Maryland State Fairgrounds

Jan. 20: 4-H Dairy Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23: Farm Bureau, Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 24: Franklin County Corn Clinic, Kauffman Community Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

Jan. 26: Winter Extension Dairy Talk Series, "Johne Control Program," Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m. to noon

Jan. 27: Franklin County Extension Annual Meeting, Kauffman Community Service, Chambersburg, Pa., 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 1: Sunlight 4-H Club, Britt's residence, 1:30 p.m. Call 1-717-597-1754 for directions.

Feb. 1: 4-H Swine Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

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Feb. 2: Dairy Talk Series, "MUN/Incentives," Rich Kohn, Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m. to noon.

Feb. 2: 4-H Livestock Club, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 3: Downsville 4-H Club, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 4: Gardening 101, Starting Seeds, Franklin County Extension office, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Feb. 4-5: Western Maryland Alpaca Network Meeting, Washington County Extension office

Feb. 6: Saddles & Spurs 4-H Club, C&M Farm, 6 p.m.

Feb. 6: Ringgold/Smithsburg 4-H Club, Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, 7 p.m.

Feb. 7: Bits 'N Bridles 4-H Club, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: Dairy Talk Series, "Premise ID/National Animal ID," Bob Peters, Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Feb. 9: 4-H Alpaca Club, Washington County Extension office, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 10: 4-H Horse Council, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13: 4-H Dairy Goat Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 14: Dairy Talk Series, "Grass-based Dairy Production," Stanley Fultz, Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Feb. 14: Apian Society, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 16: Maryland Dairy Industry Association's 2006 Annual Meeting, "Profitable at Any Size," Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, Md., 9:30 a.m. Registration, including breakfast and lunch, is $15 if received before Feb. 6, and $20 thereafter. Members can bring family or farmstead workers. Non-members welcome. To register, contact Debra Spurrier at 1-301-473-7522, or marylandag@netzero.net

Feb. 17: 4-H Dairy Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 18: Spring Swine Show & Sale, Four States' Livestock Sales, Hagerstown

Feb. 18: State 4-H Horse Judging Clinic, Ag Center in Westminster, Md.

Feb. 20: Washington County Extension office closed

Feb. 20: 4-H Day in Annapolis. For details, call the Extension office at 301-791-1404.

Feb. 20: Junior Fair Board, Washington County Extension office, 6:15 p.m.

Feb. 20: Ag Expo Board, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 23: Dairy Talk Series, "Is Your Semen Sexy," Mark Varner, Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m. to 12 noon




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 Hagerstown, 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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