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Ag calendar

February 19, 2008

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. 23 - Natural and Organic Beef Production Meeting, Lancaster Farm & Home Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Lancaster Extension Office at 1-717-394-6851.

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.

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March 1 - Hands on Pruning Workshop Sponsored by Franklin County Master Gardeners, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

March 17 - Franklin County 4-H Pig Club re-organization meeting, Franklin County Extension office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., 7:30 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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