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Ag calendar - Dec. 21

December 20, 2010

Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 - Washington County Extension office closed for holidays.

Jan. 8 to 15 - Pennsylvania Farm Show at Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Jan. 14-15 - The Future Harvest-CASA annual conference, Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Md. For more information, call 443-243-2998.

Jan. 27 - Care of the lactating ewe/doe, 7 to 9 p.m. at Washington County Extension office, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. Call 301-791-1304 to  register. Registration is required and a $5 fee will be collected.

Feb. 10 and 24 -  Poultry 101, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Washington County Extension office, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. Call 301-791-1304 to register. Space is limited and registration is required. A $5 fee will be collected at the door. Attendance at both sessions is encouraged.

March 10 and 24 - Soil fertility, 7 to 9 p.m. at Washington County Extension office, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike. Topics during the two sessions will include soil characteristics, soil composition, soil testing and fertilizer use. The fee for the class is $15, which includes soil testing. Registration and fee are due in advance in order to make arrangements for soil testing and to insure results from soil tests are available for class.

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To reach the Washington County Extension office, drive about seven miles south of Hagerstown from the Interstate 70 exit onto Sharpsburg Pike. The office is in the Washington County Agricultural Education Center complex.

The Franklin County, Pa., Extension office is at 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. 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. Call 304-728-7413.

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