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Gov. O'Malley proclaims this week Maryland Ag Week

March 18, 2008

Recognizing the essential role of agriculture as one of Maryland's most important industries, Gov. Martin O'Malley, has proclaimed this week Maryland Agriculture Week.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture will celebrate during its annual open house on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis.

The event is free and will be held rain or shine.

Visitors can see the department's insect collection, make slime in the state chemist's laboratory, enjoy a Maryland food and craft market, see live entertainment, demonstrate their hog calling skills, take in a petting farm, ride a pony and learn about the world of agriculture today through hands-on activities.

Call 410-841-5882 or visit www.mda.state.md.us for more information on the open house.

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