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. Applicants should call the Frederick Soil Conservation District Office at 301-695-2803, ext. 3, for an application or visit to download the application.

The Maryland Dairy Industry Association will  honor farms across the state as part of a statewide dairy farm beautification program. This is the 13th year for the Maryland Dairy of Distinction program. This award gives recognition to dairy producers for maintaining well-kept farmsteads. Farms nominated 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 or Leslie Hart at 301-573-7039 or 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 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 for access. Meeting agenda posted 24 hours in advance of meeting. 

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

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

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

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.

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