The Frederick Soil Conservation District will offer one or more George A. Nicholson Sr. Memorial Scholarships of up to $1,000 to qualified students who are interested in pursuing a career relating to renewable natural resources, land use or conservation. Applications are due April 15. Call the Frederick Soil Conservation District Office at 301-695-2803, ext. 3, for an application or visit www.catoctinfrederickscd.com to download the application.

The Maryland Dairy Industry Association will  honor farms across the state as part of a statewide dairy farm beautification program. The Maryland Dairy of Distinction program award gives recognition to dairy producers for maintaining well-kept farmsteads. Farms nominated for the award will be judged during spring and summer. Winning farms will receive a sign for display on their operations at a statewide dairy event, if possible. All Maryland dairy producers are invited to submit an application for the award. To obtain an application, contact Laurie Savage at secretary@marylanddairyindustry.org or Leslie Hart at 301-573-7039 or lhart@washco-md.net. Applications are due by April 15 to Leslie Hart, 100 West Washington Street, Suite 1401, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or fax 240-313-2281.

Catoctin Soil Conservation District's board meeting will be at 9 a.m. April 20, conducted via conference call. Anyone interested in participating should contact the district at soil.conservation@comcast.net for access. Meeting agenda posted 24 hours in advance of meeting. 

The Frederick Soil Conservation District board meeting will be at 9 a.m. April 28, conducted via conference call. Anyone interested in participating should contact the district at soil.conservation@comcast.net for access. Meeting agenda posted 24 hours in advance of meeting. 

After a pause in 2020, the Maryland Dairy Princess Association is building a dairy promotion team for 2021. Virtual training and a streamlined, one-day state pageant will offer candidates the opportunity to represent the Maryland dairy industry, promoting milk and dairy products. Regional princesses will be selected to represent their county/region and will vie for the Maryland Dairy Princess title on July 14. Candidates must be between 16 and 22. For the complete list of candidate requirements or more information, email Laurie Savage at LaurieZSavage@aol.com.

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FARMERS MARKETS

Please follow market guidelines when visiting, including wearing of facial masks.

Boonsboro Farmers Market. Shafer Park Annex, Potomac Street, next to the police station, Boonsboro, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays April 20-Oct. 5; extended season Oct. 12-Nov. 23, rain or shine. 301-471-9816 or Facebook.

Carroll County Farmers Market. Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Drive, Westminster. Spring and summer hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 410-848-7748 or www.carrollcountyfarmersmarket.com.

Field Fresh Farmers Market. Frederick Fairgrounds, Lot A, on the Franklin Street side of the Frederick Fairgrounds. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturdays, April 24-Nov. 20, rain or shine, except Fair Week, Sept, 18 and 25. www.fieldfreshfarmersmarket.com.

Frederick Farmers Market. 1215 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 24 through Nov. 20. Accepts Maryland Market Money. www.frederickfarmersmarket.com.

Myersville Farmers Outdoor Market. Municipal parking lot next to Myersville Town Hall/Volunteer Fire Company at 301 Main St., Myersville. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April 17 through Oct. 30. 301-524-1035 or www.myersvillefarmersmarket.com.

Thurmont Main Street Indoors Farmers Market. Thurmont Plaza, 224 N. Church St., Unit C2, Thurmont. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through May 1. Locally made honey, goat soap, baked goods, organic greens, red Angus beef and other meats. On May 8, the market moves to the Municipal parking lot Saturdays through Sept. 25. www.thurmontmainstreet.com.

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