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Ag calendar

February 05, 2008

Today - 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. 7 - 4-H Livestock Club, Washington County Extension Office, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9 - 4-H Tailwaggers Club, Washington County Extension Office, 2 p.m.

Feb. 11 - 4-H Dairy Goat Club, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 12 - "Winning the Game" Grain Marketing Workshop, Washington County Extension Office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration is required; call Jeff Semler at 301-791-1304 for details. $10 fee includes lunch and materials.

Feb. 13 - Hagerstown Valley Apian Society, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13 - Pesticide License Exam, Extension office, 9 a.m.

Feb. 15 - 4-H Dairy Club, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

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Feb. 16 - Washington County Spring Swine Show & Sale, Four States Livestock Sales in Hagerstown.

Feb 16 - Holstein Club Annual Meeting and Banquet, Solomon's Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, Pa., 7 p.m.

Feb. 18 - 4-H Day in Annapolis. Washington County youth will visit the State delegation at Annapolis for the day. Preregistration is required. Call 301-791-1404 for details and registration.

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

Feb. 18 - Ag Expo Board, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 and March 6 - Poultry 101, Washington County Extension Office, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Two-session course will discuss rearing, feeding, management and housing, as well as hatching your own eggs and biosecurity. Call 301-791-1304 to preregister. $5 fee, payable at the door.

Feb. 23 - 4-H Record Book Judging, Washington County Extension Office, beginning at 8 a.m. MCE Volunteers should call 301-791-1404 to sign up to help.

Feb. 26 - "The Family Cow" Workshop, Washington County Extension Office, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Whether you raise one cow for milk or several steers for bee, this class is for you. Agenda includes feeding and pasture management, as well as the challenges that all small producers face. Call 301-791-1304 to register. $5 fee, payable at the door.




· 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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