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February 13, 2007
The Maryland State Fair's 4-H/FFA and Open Class Livestock schedule will be revised for the first time in many years in response to more counties adopting an earlier start to their school calendar. The 2007 4-H/FFA Livestock Shows, that formerly helped kick off the competition at the fair, are to be moved to Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, with competitions beginning Friday evening, according to a press release. The open class shows will run from Thursday evening, Aug. 23, through Thursday, Aug. 30. Many counties have decided to start their school year early rather than the traditional post-Labor Day opening.
NEWS
August 12, 2008
The Maryland Foods Pavilion will feature foods harvested fresh from Maryland farms and the Chesapeake Bay during the Friday, Aug. 22 through Monday, Sept. 1 run of the Maryland State Fair. Maryland commodity groups will join together to provide their industries' favorites including crab cakes, catfish filet sandwiches, sweet corn-on-the-cob, smoked ham, pork barbecue, charcoal grilled beef sandwiches, lamb wraps, turkey legs, roasted barbecue chicken, fresh fruit salad, peach yogurt sundaes, and more.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
Tessa Wiles of Washington County was third runner-up in the Miss Maryland Agriculture contest on Aug. 26, the opening night of the Maryland State Fair. Casey Miller of Clinton, Md., won the title. The competition was sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair. Hannah Hood of Frederick, Md., also competed in the event.
NEWS
August 27, 2012
Valerie Mason represented Washington County in the 2012 Miss Maryland Agriculture program at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. Sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair, the two-day competition culminated with an on-stage contest Aug. 24. Phyllis McKenzie of Carroll County was named Miss Maryland Agriculture. Twenty-one county farm bureaus were represented during the annual event.
NEWS
August 25, 1997
TIMONIUM, Md. - Kelly Beckley of Hagerstown was third runner-up in the Maryland Farm Queen contest at the Maryland State Fair here Sunday night. Sarah Roberts of Charles County was crowned queen. Beckley is the 16-year-old daughter of Steve and Karen Beckley and attends Williamsport High School.
NEWS
November 14, 2009
Skyla and Janai Heise of Hagerstown are shown with their photos that won ribbons at the Maryland State Fair. The girls are members of SunLight 4-H. Skyla won a junior champion ribbon. She also captured a fourth-place ribbon with another photo. Janai won a first-place ribbon and a third-place ribbon for her photos.
NEWS
September 30, 2008
The Washington County 4-H dairy judging teams competed in the dairy judging contest at the 2008 Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. In dairy judging, contestants evaluate and rank a class of four animals based on their conformation and then prepare and present an oral presentation to a judge defending their placing. The juniors were first overall, the intermediates were first overall and the seniors were second overall. Results from Maryland State Fair: Juniors: Sydney Davis - ninth, Guernsey; third, Holstein; first, Jersey; third overall Cory DeBaugh - second, Brown Swiss; fifth, Guernsey; 10th, Holstein; fourth, Jersey; fourth, Reasons; first overall Tatian Smith - first, Ayrshire; ninth, Holstein; eighth overall Gene Wiles - 10th, Guernsey; sixth, Holstein; 20th overall Intermediates: Erin Corbett - eighth, Ayrshire; seventh, Holstein; 11th overall Carol DeBaugh - ninth Guernsey; fourth, Jersey; eighth, Reasons; 12th overall Macayla Wiles - first, Ayrshire; eighth, Holstein; third, Jersey; third overall Rachel Wiles - eighth, Brown Swiss; sixth, Jersey; 10th overall Tessa Wiles - fourth, Ayrshire; third, Holstein; second, Jersey; second overall Seniors: Erin Canfield - 10th, Brown Swiss Kaitlyn Corbett - 10th, Guernsey; 13th overall Scott DeBaugh - ninth, Guernsey Tracey Forsythe - ninth, Ayrshire; sixth, Guernsey; ninth, Holstein; sixth, Jersey; third, overall...
NEWS
August 19, 2013
Twenty-three young women, including  Janai Heise of Washington County, will be competing for the Miss Maryland Agriculture title during opening night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. The on-stage contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Cow Palace at the fairgrounds. The 2012 Miss Maryland Agriculture Phyllis Mc-Kenzie of Carroll County, Md., will pass on the responsibilities of the state's agricultural spokesperson at the conclusion of the two-day competition sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair.
NEWS
September 1, 2009
TIMONIUM, Md. -- Rachel Miller, 19, of Clinton, Md., in Prince George's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2009 at the Maryland State Fair.   Miller lives on and assists with the day-to-day operations of her family's 270-acre fruit, vegetable, wheat, straw and flower farm that has been farmed by her ancestors since the 1840s. The farm is highly acclaimed for its homegrown produce and nursery as well as its new bakery and ice cream shop.   She is the first to win the crown from Prince George's County since 1959.
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August 26, 2013
Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown, Md., in St. Mary's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture during opening-night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. Sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair, the two-day competition culminated with an on-stage contest Friday.   Twenty-two county farm bureaus were represented during the annual event. Janai Heise represented Washington County and Beth Reed represented Frederick County, Md. Taking the top agriculture spokesperson title, Cory, 16, lives on a 20-acre farmstead dedicated to forest conservation and also has sheep, cattle and poultry housed on her grandmother's farm.
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NEWS
August 19, 2013
Twenty-three young women, including  Janai Heise of Washington County, will be competing for the Miss Maryland Agriculture title during opening night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. The on-stage contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Cow Palace at the fairgrounds. The 2012 Miss Maryland Agriculture Phyllis Mc-Kenzie of Carroll County, Md., will pass on the responsibilities of the state's agricultural spokesperson at the conclusion of the two-day competition sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair.
NEWS
August 27, 2012
Valerie Mason represented Washington County in the 2012 Miss Maryland Agriculture program at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. Sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair, the two-day competition culminated with an on-stage contest Aug. 24. Phyllis McKenzie of Carroll County was named Miss Maryland Agriculture. Twenty-one county farm bureaus were represented during the annual event.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
The Maryland Farm Bureau has announced the hiring of Michael Amoss as a regional director in field services, covering Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties.  Amoss grew up on a family farm in Harford County, Md., and recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. His farm bureau roots run deep as he has been involved in the Maryland Farm Bureau Young Farmer program, worked at the Maryland State Fair as a U-Learn Farm coordinator and a Dairy Bar manager, and interned with Maryland Farm Bureau assisting in the government relations and field services areas.
NEWS
June 20, 2012
Two, $4,000 scholarships are offered to Maryland dairy youth who are enrolled in or have been enrolled in a 4-H-Future Farmers of America dairy project (all dairy breeds) and are pursuing a four-year degree in any agricultural program at the college of choice. The scholarships are available to entering college freshmen through entering college seniors. The scholarships may be won twice; however, applicants must apply each year. Applications can be obtained by contacting Arthur and Peggy Johnson at 301-972-8247.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
Tessa Wiles of Washington County was third runner-up in the Miss Maryland Agriculture contest on Aug. 26, the opening night of the Maryland State Fair. Casey Miller of Clinton, Md., won the title. The competition was sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair. Hannah Hood of Frederick, Md., also competed in the event.
NEWS
June 20, 2011
Once again, two $4,000 scholarships are offered to Maryland youth who are enrolled in or have been enrolled in a 4-H/FFA dairy project (all dairy breeds) and are pursuing a four-year degree in any agricultural program at the college of choice. The Maryland Dairy Scholarships are available to entering college freshmen through entering college seniors.  The scholarships may be won twice, but, applicants must apply each year. Applications can be obtained by looking on the University of Maryland dairy website or by contacting Arthur and Peggy Johnson at 301-972-8274.
NEWS
June 20, 2011
The Gene Iager Agricultural Scholarship is offered to Maryland youth who are members of a junior breed organization (all breeds), have/had a 4-H dairy project and are enrolled in a four-year program at a college of agriculture. The $5,000 scholarship was established in 2007 by Iager, a dairy, turkey and grain farmer in Howard County, Md. The award will be presented at the Maryland State Fair during the 4-H Supreme Dairy Show. This scholarship may be won by an individual one time.
NEWS
November 14, 2009
Skyla and Janai Heise of Hagerstown are shown with their photos that won ribbons at the Maryland State Fair. The girls are members of SunLight 4-H. Skyla won a junior champion ribbon. She also captured a fourth-place ribbon with another photo. Janai won a first-place ribbon and a third-place ribbon for her photos.
NEWS
September 1, 2009
TIMONIUM, Md. -- Rachel Miller, 19, of Clinton, Md., in Prince George's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2009 at the Maryland State Fair.   Miller lives on and assists with the day-to-day operations of her family's 270-acre fruit, vegetable, wheat, straw and flower farm that has been farmed by her ancestors since the 1840s. The farm is highly acclaimed for its homegrown produce and nursery as well as its new bakery and ice cream shop.   She is the first to win the crown from Prince George's County since 1959.
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