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January 22, 2008

Today - Franklin County Crops and Soils Day, Kauffman Community Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Today and Feb. 5 - Farmer Training and Certification for Crop Operations Using Manure and Fertilizer, Washington County Extension Office, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On day one, you will learn how to write a nutrient management plan for you own operation. Day two is the exam. To register, contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 410-841-5959.

Jan. 23 - 4-H Resident Camp Teen Leader Training, Washington County Extension Office, 6:30 p.m. For ages 14 to 18 interested in youth leadership. Student may earn service learning hours. (Student does not have to be a 4-H member to participate.) To register or for more information, call Shannon Sturtz at 301-791-1404.

Jan. 24 and 31 - Sheep & Goat Nutrition Short Course, two-session course. Each session is at the Washington County Extension Office, 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is required and a $5 fee will be collected at the door. For more information or to register, call 301-791-1304.

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Jan. 28 - 4-H Lamb Club, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29 - Market Sale Committee, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31 - 4-H Club Officer Training, Washington County Extension Office, 6 p.m.

Feb. 2 - Starting Seeds, Sponsored by Franklin County Master Gardeners, Franklin County Extension office, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Feb. 5 - 4-H Quality Assurance Training, Washington County Extension Office, 6 p.m. Call 301-791-1404 to register.

Feb. 6-8 - 25th Annual Mid-Atlantic Direct Marketing Conference, Sheraton Inn in Dover, Del. Conference for farms selling products or services directly to the consumer. For registration information, call 302-831-1317 or visit http://www.madmc.com.

Feb. 18 - Tri-County Winter Vegetable & Greenhouse Growers Meeting, Shippensburg Area Senior High School, Shippensburg, Pa., 8 a.m. to 4 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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