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Ag calendar

February 21, 2006

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

March 1: Private Applicators Pesticide Class, Washington County Extension Office, 10 a.m.-noon

March 1: Sunlight 4-H Club, Britt's Residence (call 717-597-1754 for directions), 1:30 p.m.

March 2: 4-H Livestock Club, Washington County Extension Office, 7 p.m.

March 3: Downsville 4-H Club, Washington County Extension Office, 7 p.m.

March 4: Gardening 101, Hands-On Pruning, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call the Extension office at 717-263-9226 for location and more information.

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

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

March 6: Bits N' Bridles 4-H Club, Washington County Extension Office, 7 p.m.

March 6: Capital Region turf meeting, MAC Building-Penn State Mont Alto campus, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Franklin County Extension office at 717-263-9226 for more information.

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March 7: Franklin County Dairy Day, Kauffman Community Center, Chambersburg, Pa., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 9: Private Applicators Pesticide Test, Washington County Extension Office, 1 p.m.

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

March 10: 4-H Horse Council Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

March 11: 2006 Maryland State Horse Bowl, University of Maryland at College Park. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.

March 11: Income Opportunities in Agriculture, Holiday Inn-Grantville, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the Franklin County Extension office at 717-263-9226.

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

March 14: Apian Society, Washington County Extension Office, 7 p.m.

March 16: Nutrient Applicator Training, Washington County Extension Office, 10 a.m.-noon

March 16: Private Applicators Pesticide Re-certification, Washington County Extension Office, 1 p.m.

March 16: Small Farms Workshop, Washington County Extension Office, 6-9 p.m.

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

March 18: Horsemen's Flea Market & Tack Swap, Washington County Ag Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 18: Gardening 101, Transplanting Trees in the Landscape, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call the Extension office at 717-263-9226 for location and more information.

March 20: Junior Fair Board Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m.

March 20: Ag Expo Board Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7 p.m.

March 23: Small Farms Workshop, Washington County Extension Office, 6-9 p.m.

March 23: Spring into Gardening, All About Chestnuts, Franklin County Extension office, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

March 27: Washington County Farm Bureau, Washington County Extension Office, 7 p.m.

March 29-30

Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference for animal nutrition, Timonium, Md. Details are available atwww.agnr.umd.edu/MNC. The equine session is on Mar. 30.

March 30: Small Farms Workshop, Washington County Extension Office, 6-9 p.m.

March 30: Spring into Gardening, Growing Backyard Grapes, Franklin County Extension office, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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 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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