Ag calendar

March 03, 2009

March 5, 12, 19 and 26 -- Beginning Beekeeping short course, five sessions, Franklin County Beekeepers, Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-263-9226.

March 6 and 7: 2009 Maryland Cattle Industry Convention and Central Maryland Hay and Pasture Conference at Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center. More detailed program information and registration options are available at or by calling 410-795-5309.

March 7 -- Hands-on-pruning -- Franklin County Master Gardeners, held at Elmer Greey Home, 8690 Rice Road, Shippensburg, Pa., 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 717-263-9226.

March 9 -- Franklin County area turf and ornamental meeting, Science and Tech Building, Penn State Mont Alto Campus, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 717-263-9226.


March 10 -- Rain barrel workshop, Franklin County Conservation District and Franklin County Master Gardeners, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Call 717-263-9226.

March 14 and 21 -- Backyard fruit tree workshop, hands-on pruning and insect and disease identification and control, Fulton Center for Sustainable Living (Wilson College), 9 a.m. to noon. Call 717-263-9226 to register.

March 17 -- Economics of conservation tillage workshop, Franklin County Conservation District, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Call 717-264-5499, ext. 104, to register.

March 26 -- Pasture 102 workshop at Extension Office, 7 p.m. Workshop costs $5. Call 301-791-1304 to register

March 26 -- "Easy Breezy Veggies -- The Basics of Growing Early Vegetable Crops," Franklin County Master Gardeners, Ag Heritage Building, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, 7 to 9 p.m.; call 717-263-9226.

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 Center complex.

o Visit for more information about Washington County 4-H events.

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.

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