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Ag calendar

January 09, 2007

Tonight: Hagerstown Valley Apian Society, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

Jan. 10: Washington County Master Gardeners, Extension office, 7 p.m.

Jan. 11: Jefferson County Fair Meeting, Extension office, Kearneysville, W.Va., 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 12-13: Future Harvest 8th Annual Conference, Farming for Profit and Stewardship, Four Points Sheraton, Hagerstown.

Jan. 15: Deadline for applying for a Maryland Holstein Scholarship. Applications are available from Arthur and Peggy Johnson, scholarship committee co-chairs, at 1-301-972-8274.

Jan. 15: Junior Fair Board, Washington County Extension office, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 15: Franklin County, Pa., 4-H Tractor Club reorganization meeting, Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 16: Saddles & Smiles 4-H Program, Shotwell's Indoor Arena in Jefferson County, W.Va., 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: Dairy Cattle Reproduction Workshop, Washington County Extension office, 10 a.m. Call 301-791-1304 by Jan. 16 to register.

Jan. 18: 4-H Dairy Club, Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

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Jan. 19: Downsville 4-H Club, Extension office, 7 p.m.

Jan. 22: 4-H Lamb Club, Washington County Extension office, 7 p.m.

Jan. 24: Maryland Pesticide Advisory Committee, Room 114, MDA headquarters, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 9 a.m. to noon. Topics include: Pesticides in Ground Water of the Maryland Coastal Plain, Pesticide Regulation Program Updates, and input from the general public. Call Mary Ellen Setting at 1-410-841-5870 to sign up to present comments to the committee or for additional information.

Jan. 24: Washington County Master Gardeners, Extension office, 7 p.m.

Jan. 26-28: Young Adults Conference, WVU Jackson's Mill

Jan. 26: Franklin County Cooperative Extension Association Annual Meeting, Kauffman Community Center, Chambersburg, Pa., 7 p.m.

Jan. 26: 4-H Dairy Club , Washington County Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29: 4-H leaders training, USDA Standards; Jefferson County Extension office, 6 p.m.

Jan. 30: Franklin County Crops & Soils Day, Kauffman's Community Center, Chambersburg, Pa., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Feb. 5: Jefferson County Extension Service committee, Extension office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 6: Jefferson County 4-H leaders meeting, 9th Grade Complex Library, 7 p.m.

Feb. 8: Jefferson County Fair meeting, Extension office, 7:30 p.m.

Feb.13: Livestock Literacy meeting with all market livestock youth participants for

Jefferson County Fair, Extension office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 16: Deadline for special lamb project applications to the Jefferson County Extension office

Feb. 19: Tri-County Vegetable & Greenhouse Growers Winter Meeting, Shippensburg (Pa.) Senior High School, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feb. 26: Livestock Literacy meeting for all breeding and dairy animal participants

for the Jefferson County Fair; Extension office, 7 p.m.

March 5: 4-H leaders training on USDA standards; Jefferson County Extension office, 7 p.m.

March 6: 4-H training on volunteers, Romney, W.Va., all day.

March 8: Jefferson County Fair Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Extension office

March19: 4-H Talent Show; Wright Denny Intermediate School, 7 p.m.

March 26: Tri-County 4-H Leaders Banquet; Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Fire Hall, 6:30 p.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.

The Jefferson County, W.Va., Extension office is in Suite 3 at 1948 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, W.Va. The telephone number is 304-728-7413.

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