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Ag calendar

March 21, 2006

The Small Farms Workshops that were scheduled for March 23 and 30 have been postponed, the Washington County Extension office said.

March 22: Maryland Pesticide Advisory Committee, Room 114, Wayne A. Cawley Jr. Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 9 a.m. to noon. Agenda includes update on gypsy moth suppression, environmental public health tracking program and pesticide regulation program. For more information, call Mary Ellen Setting at 1-410-841-5870.

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

March 25: Horsemen's Flea Market & Tack Swap, Washington County Ag Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

March 29-30: Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference for animal nutrition, Timonium, Md. The equine session is March 30. Details are available at www.agnr.umd.edu/MNC

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

April 1: Spring Gardening 101, Square Foot Gardening, Franklin County Extension office, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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April 3: Saddles & Spurs 4-H Club, C&M Farm, 6 p.m.

April 3: Bits N' Bridles 4-H Club, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

April 3: Ringgold/Smithsburg 4-H Club, Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg, 7 p.m.

April 5: Washington County Extension Office closed for state conference

April 5: Sunlight 4-H Club, Britts' home, 1 p.m. Call 1-717-597-1754 for directions.

April 5: 4-H Swine Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

April 6: Spring into Gardening, Annuals & Perennials for the Garden, Franklin County Extension office, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

April 6: 4-H Livestock Club, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

April 7: Williamsport-Downsville 4-H Club, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

April 10: 4-H Dairy Goat Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

April 11: Apian Society, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

April 13: 4-H Alpaca Club, Washington County Extension 0ffice, 5:30 p.m.

April 14: 4-H Horse Council Meeting/Horse Bowl, Washington County Extension office, 6:30 p.m.

April 17: Junior Fair Board, Washington County Extension office, 6:30 p.m.

April 17: Ag Expo Board, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

April 18: Horse Activity Night, Washington County Ag Center, 6 p.m.

April 20: Safer Gardening with Fewer Chemicals, Franklin County Extension office, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

April 21: 4-H Dairy Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

April 24: Washington County Farm Bureau, Extension office, 7 p.m.

April 27: Water Gardening Basics, Franklin County Extension office, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

April 28: Sharpsburg 4-H Club, Washington County Extension office, 5 p.m.

April 29: Bus trip, sponsored by Franklin County, Pa., Master Gardeners, to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in New York, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call the Franklin County Extension office at 1-717-263-9226 for more information.

May 6: Container Gardening, Franklin County Extension office, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.




To reach the Washington County Extension office, drive about 7 miles south of Hagerstown 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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