Frederick County Agriculture Week will be held Monday through Saturday at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick. Displays and activities throughout the week. Contact Ted Albaugh at 240-446-3054 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Albaugh at 301-600-3037 or kstevens1@FrederickCountyMD.gov for more information.
An advanced Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training session will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Maryland Extension, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick. Participants will learn about common issues seen in last year’s GAP audits and guidance on food safety plans or who are interested in pursuing USDA Harmonized or Harmonized+ GAP certification. The cost is $15 and includes breakfast and lunch. Register at https://go.umd.edu/icY. For more information, contact Lisa at email@example.com or 301-600-3576.
Catoctin Soil Conservation District’s board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at 92 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 230, Frederick. Anyone requiring assistance should contact the district office at 301-695-2803, ext. 3. Meeting agenda will be posted 24 hours before the meeting.
The Central Maryland Agronomy Update will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Urbana Volunteer Fire Department banquet hall, 3602 Urbana Pike. The cost is $15 and includes breakfast and lunch. Some of the topics for the meeting include a new herbicide product updates, corn starter phosphorus research, and an explanation on the history and safety of glyphosate. Flyer and agenda are available at https://go.umd.edu/FCagmeetings. For more information, contact Lisa at 301-600-3576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryland Farm Bureau will host a trucking forum 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. With spring planting coming up, members can hear firsthand how the latest trucking rules and regulations can affect their business. Farmers and truck drivers are encouraged to ask questions about IRPs, permits, tags and weight limits. Updated farm trucking manuals will be available. For more information, email email@example.com.
The UME Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners will host a free seminar on building native bee houses from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick. Learn how to provide pollinators with habitats they need to thrive. This includes how to build houses for a variety of native bees using different methods. Register online: http://bit.ly/FCMG-Bees-022220, or call Erin Kline at 301-600-1595. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.
Frederick Soil Conservation District’s board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 25 at 92 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 230, Frederick. Anyone requiring assistance should contact the district office at 301-695-2803, ext. 3. Meeting agenda will be posted 24 hours before the meeting.
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is partnering with the University of Maryland Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency to host a series of one-day workshops geared toward educating Maryland producers on changes associated with the 2018 Farm Bill. The Central Maryland workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Frederick County Extension Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick. The cost is $15. For more information and other locations scheduled around the state, call 301-405-3541 or visit www.extension.umd.edu.
The Frederick County University of Maryland Extension Office and CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food & Health will host a half-day workshop for farmers and local officials interested in learning more about using recycled water as an alternate irrigation water source of agriculture. The “Water Reuse for Agriculture: What Growers Need to Know” workshop will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at the Frederick County Extension Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick. Admission is free and lunch is provided. Registration is required to attend. To register online: https://go.umd.edu/w2C.
The Burall Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund Pancake Breakfast will be held March 14 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the New Market Grange Hall, 14 South Alley, New Market. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 6 to 12; ages 5 and under are free; cash or check only. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits and drinks. The proceeds from this breakfast will benefit the Frederick County Pomona Grange Burall Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund which is part of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The scholarship was started to honor the memory of LeRoy Burall, William Burall and Jesse Burall, all of whom were active in the work of the Grange and who were members of the New Market Grange. The scholarship is offered to people who are from Frederick County, Maryland.
The Frederick County Farm Bureau will hold its spring banquet 7 p.m. March 27 at the Jefferson Ruritan Building. For tickets, call 301-662-8951.
The Frederick County Holstein Association Inc. is offering a scholarship to students who are high school graduates and have completed at least one semester at an accredited college. Applications are available from Carole Doody and are due by March 1. Frederick County Holstein scholars should be a resident of the county, be from a Holstein family or carry a Holstein project, show promise of leadership and achieve satisfactory rank, and be a full-time student. Scholarships can be won only twice. For more information, call 301-898-7564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association in conjunction with the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student who has been accepted or is applying for continuing education at a college or university, technical school, or vocational school. All academic majors will be considered, but priority will be given to agricultural or agriculture related majors (such as food science, veterinarian, ag teaching, etc.). Preference will be given to those applicants who are members or whose families are members of the MSBA. The application window is open through April 15. Applications are available at https://marylandsheepbreeders.org.