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Ag calendar

August 19, 2008

Today - Horticulture Gardens Open House, Gardens and Cut Flower Arranging, Franklin County Master Gardeners and Franklin County Extension, 10 a.m. Call 717-263-9226 for information

Thursday - Pasture Walk, David Herbst Farm (130-cow dairy using Total Mixed Ration in addition to pasture, 14230 Misty Meadow Road, Smithsburg, 10 a.m. From Smithsburg, go north on Md. 64/Smithsburg Pike approximately 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Ringgold Pike/Md. 418 and go 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Misty Meadow Road and go 0.3 mile to farm on the right.

Through Thursday - Franklin County Fair, Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club.

Aug. 19 to 21 - Ag Progress Days, Rock Springs Research Center, Penn State University.

Aug. 21 to Sept. 1 - Maryland State Fair, Timonium, Md.

Aug. 22 - Washington County Homemakers Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Aug. 27 - Tomato Tasting Day, Franklin County Cooperative Extension and Penn State Master Gardeners, Horticulture Gardens; rain or shine, noon to 5 p.m.

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September



Sept. 3 - Swine Club Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 4 - Livestock Club Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7 to 9 p.m.

Sept. 8 - Washington County Homemakers Meeting , Washington County Extension Office, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 - Dairy Goat Club Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 - Tailwaggers Club Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 2 to 3 p.m.

Sept. 15 - Junior Fair Board Club Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 15 - Ag Expo Board Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Sept. 16 - Market Sale Committee Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 19 - Dairy Club Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 23 - WMREC Pumpkin and Sweet Corn Twilight Meeting, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 - Lamb Club Meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7 to 9 p.m.

Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 - Woods In Your Backyard, Washington County Extension Office, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; $20 per person or $25 per couple, registration required, call 301-791-1604,




o 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.

o 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.

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

o Please visit http://Washington.umd.edu for more information on Washington County 4-H events.

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