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Sept. 2 is ag day at Md. state fair

July 06, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - The benefits of buying locally, conservation and sound farmland management practices, wise use of fertilizer, reducing pesticide use and water conservation will be on display in the Farm and Garden Building as part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture's exhibit during the 129th Maryland State Fair. The Farm and Garden Building will host a variety of interactive activities throughout the weekends and during Agriculture Day (Sept. 2), including a watermelon seed-spitting contest, make your own slime and egg candling.

Agriculture day will start off with a luncheon and tour of the fairgrounds with Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mary Ellen Setting, by invitation. The tour will include a seed-spitting contest led by Mar-Del Watermelon Queen Parris Travers in the Farm and Garden Building.

For more information, go to http://www.marylandstatefair.com.

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