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July 13, 2012
The Maryland Department of Agriculture does more than just work with farmers to ensure sound farmland management practices. It helps ensure the wise use of fertilizers and pesticides, monitors the accuracy of weights and measures, controls mosquito populations and protects the health of humans and animals. MDA will highlight many of the services it provides to improve the quality of life in Maryland during the 131st Maryland State Fair from Aug. 24 to Sept. 3 at the State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Md. Along with exhibits, MDA will offer several child-friendly activities, from make your own slime to face painting.
NEWS
October 11, 2006
Hagerstown professional firefighters Local 1605 will conduct a Fill-the-Boot drive Oct. 12-14 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Proceeds raised during the campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA's outpatient clinics, summer camp for children and young adults ages 6 to 21, financial assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, as well as the purchase of communication devices....
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by STACEY DANZUSO | August 26, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Jeans and T-shirts, and of course, helmets, were the wardrobe of choice among the 485 motorcycle riders gathered at M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg Sunday morning. The bikers were preparing for a roughly 80-mile ride across northern Franklin County and South-Central Pennsylvania Sunday during the 14th annual fund-raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year the Chambersburg Chapter of the Harley Owners Group set records for the number of participants and amount of money raised, making it one of Harley-Davidson's top 20 fund-raising events, said Sue Mott, MDA coordinator for the chapter.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | September 23, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - J.C. Lehman, 6, of Hagerstown, flipped through family photos with his mother, Donna. There was one of J.C. at his first birthday party, one of his first visit to Greenbrier State Park, and another of J.C. at his cousin's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. But the one that struck him was the one where he was eating broccoli and cauliflower. "I ATE that?" he said. The mother and son attended a Crop to Cure Muscular Dystrophy Saturday at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two years ago, J.C. was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
NEWS
November 30, 2010
To help farmers meet growing consumer demand for local meats, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in partnership with the University of Maryland and Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission (SMADC), will conduct a training workshop for on-farm poultry and rabbit slaughter and processing. This workshop is part of a voluntary certification program to assist small poultry and rabbit operations to meet the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's approved source requirements to sell poultry and/or rabbit (off-farm)
NEWS
July 14, 2009
ANNAPOLIS -- To honor the leaders of Maryland's agricultural community, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations of farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. Nomination forms are available from MDA or local cooperative extension offices, which serve as local nominating committee coordinators. Each local nominating committee, which is made up of the county extension educator, county farm bureau president, county fair representative and county soil conservation district chairman, reviews a pool of candidates from its county and forwards a selection to the Governor's Selection Committee.
NEWS
January 24, 2006
ANNAPOLIS - An unusual insect has been designated Maryland's "Invader of the Month" - not because it's been seen here yet, but because it hasn't. The Sirex noctilio, a wood boring wasp new to the United States was identified last February by Dr. Richard Hoebeke after it was collected in a September 2004 forest survey trap sample from Fulton, N.Y. The wasp is known to be a serious pest in South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, attacking and infecting pine forests, the Maryland Department of Agriculture said last week.
NEWS
October 23, 2009
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently honored 68 employees for their years of service to the department. Harwood Owings III received special recognition for 40 years of public service to MDA. Four employees were honored for their 35 years of service; nine for 30 years of service, and eight for 25 years of service. In Washington County, Neil E. Rotruck Jr., resource conservation, was honored for 30 years of service.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
The Dairy Regulatory Review Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Administrative Office Building No. 3 at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick. Committee members include dairy farmers, dairy industry representatives and county health department officials. Former Frederick County Delegate James E. "Doc" McClellan chairs the committee. For more information, call Mark Powell at MDA, 1-410-841-5770.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
ANNAPOLIS - Growers in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties will be able to dispose of unusable or unwanted agricultural pesticides this year. Growers in other counties may also register for the program and will be served on a case-by-case basis. Any grower not admitted to the current program will have his or her name placed on a waiting list for the next available collection year. "This is an excellent opportunity for growers to safely dispose of old, banned, unwanted or unusable pesticides that may have been stored on their property for years," said Secretary of Agriculture Lewis R. Riley.
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August 21, 2013
To honor the leaders of Maryland's agricultural community, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations of farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to one of the state's leading industry. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. “Every year we honor at least one outstanding farmer or farm family who represents the hard work and dedication of all Maryland farmers,” said Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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NEWS
July 13, 2012
The Maryland Department of Agriculture does more than just work with farmers to ensure sound farmland management practices. It helps ensure the wise use of fertilizers and pesticides, monitors the accuracy of weights and measures, controls mosquito populations and protects the health of humans and animals. MDA will highlight many of the services it provides to improve the quality of life in Maryland during the 131st Maryland State Fair from Aug. 24 to Sept. 3 at the State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Md. Along with exhibits, MDA will offer several child-friendly activities, from make your own slime to face painting.
NEWS
February 27, 2011
A training workshop for on-farm poultry and rabbit slaughter and processing scheduled for Tuesday at Clear Spring Town Hall has sold out. There are two more workshops in Maryland — in Annapolis on Saturday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 16, in Cambridge. To help farmers meet growing consumer demand for local meats, the Maryland Department of Agriculture in partnership with the University of Maryland and Washington County Agriculture Marketing Department will conduct the training workshops.
NEWS
November 30, 2010
To help farmers meet growing consumer demand for local meats, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in partnership with the University of Maryland and Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission (SMADC), will conduct a training workshop for on-farm poultry and rabbit slaughter and processing. This workshop is part of a voluntary certification program to assist small poultry and rabbit operations to meet the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's approved source requirements to sell poultry and/or rabbit (off-farm)
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By JULIE E. GREENE | November 1, 2009
HALFWAY -- Some bowling balls crawled toward the pins. Others whizzed down the lanes as if they were in a race. And a few never hit their targets, instead landing in the gutters. But no matter when or if the balls hit the pins, the bowlers still achieved their goal -- raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA has long been a national charity of the National Association of Letter Carriers, but this was the first nationwide bowlathon the union held for MDA, said Ronda Sisk, president of Hagerstown branch 443. It was also the first time, that Sisk knew of, that the Hagerstown branch held a fundraiser for MDA. About 70 bowlers attended the Deliver the Cure Bowl at Southside Bowl off Virginia Avenue on Sunday afternoon.
NEWS
October 23, 2009
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently honored 68 employees for their years of service to the department. Harwood Owings III received special recognition for 40 years of public service to MDA. Four employees were honored for their 35 years of service; nine for 30 years of service, and eight for 25 years of service. In Washington County, Neil E. Rotruck Jr., resource conservation, was honored for 30 years of service.
NEWS
July 14, 2009
ANNAPOLIS -- To honor the leaders of Maryland's agricultural community, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations of farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. Nomination forms are available from MDA or local cooperative extension offices, which serve as local nominating committee coordinators. Each local nominating committee, which is made up of the county extension educator, county farm bureau president, county fair representative and county soil conservation district chairman, reviews a pool of candidates from its county and forwards a selection to the Governor's Selection Committee.
NEWS
November 30, 2008
Associated Builders and Contractors The Cumberland Valley chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) held its first Subcontractors Showcase on Nov. 6 at the Four Points in Hagerstown. More than 100 attended the event, which provided an opportunity to meet professionals in the construction industry. The following subcontractors set up displays at the event - HR Ebersole & Sons Inc., Glessner Alarm & Communications, HPG Windows and Doors, L&R Floor II, MS Johnston Co., Miller & Anderson Inc., North Mountain Core Drilling, Panhandle Pumping Inc., RCD Inc. Electrical Services, Tradesmen International and Valley Quarries.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | September 23, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - J.C. Lehman, 6, of Hagerstown, flipped through family photos with his mother, Donna. There was one of J.C. at his first birthday party, one of his first visit to Greenbrier State Park, and another of J.C. at his cousin's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. But the one that struck him was the one where he was eating broccoli and cauliflower. "I ATE that?" he said. The mother and son attended a Crop to Cure Muscular Dystrophy Saturday at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two years ago, J.C. was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
NEWS
July 10, 2007
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging residents to help it combat the worst gypsy moth outbreak to hit the state since at least 1995. Despite the department's spraying of more than 50,000 acres of public and privately owned land in May, wooded areas of Washington, Frederick, Allegany, Garrett, Cecil, Harford, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Carroll counties "are having problems with defoliation by the gypsy moth," the department said in a news release.
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