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FAMACHA Scoring
FAMACHA© Workshops Scheduled
Jun 19, 2017 -- Two FAMACHA© Workshops have been scheduled in Maryland. The first workshop will be held ...
Rolling Clovers 4-H Club
Jun 13, 2017 -- Members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club participated in a foods program with judging on April 3. The program was led by Jennifer Hiscock and was held at Baust Church Parish Hall. The...
Rolling Clovers 4-H Club Meeting
May 12, 2017 -- Rolling Clovers 4-H Club members heard a talk about health problems of their large animal livestock projects. The talk was given by Dtr. Sarah Link, a local veterinarian who gave them tips for...
Carrollton Club Paints Bowls
Apr 28, 2017 -- On February 27th, members of Carrollton 4-Hers met at COB51 in Westminster to paint bowls for The Shepard’s Staff Empty Bowls charity event. Shown in the photo are just a few of the...
Carrollton Club Horticulture Night
Apr 28, 2017 -- On Monday March 6, 2017 Carrollton 4-H Club held their horticulture night. In the beginning of the meeting, Heather Goldman of Hampstead, MD and Emmalee Sanders of Littlestown, PA were pinned as...
SPARKS 4-H Members Headed to VEX World Championship
Mar 22, 2017 -- On Saturday, February 25th, the elementary and middle school Super Sonic Sparks robotics teams competed at the 2017 Maryland Vex IQ State Championships against 41 of the other best teams from...
Rolling Clover February 2017 Meeting
Mar 10, 2017 -- Rolling Clover 4-H Club members helped the homeless in Carroll County by bringing items for the Cold Weather Shelter and made cards for the homeless at their meeting on Feb. 6. The meeting was...
Carrollton 4-H Club Hosts a February Mini Fair
Mar 1, 2017 -- Monday, February 6, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westminster new officers of the Carrollton 4-H Club assumed their new leadership roles. 2017 Officers include: Co-Presidents - Avery Dull...
Carroll County 4-H Parent Talks About Landscape Design
Feb 21, 2017 -- Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday, of each month at 7 pm. at St. Mary's UCC church located in Silver Run, northern Carroll County. Mr. Tom Rhodes, a 4-H parent from our club and a...
Rolling Clovers 2017 Officers
Feb 7, 2017 -- Officers to serve the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club were elected at the club's November meeting. Those elected were President—Gaby Hockensmith, Vice-pres.-Marissa Roberts, Recording secretary—Alison...
Carroll County 4-H Dog Club members
Carroll County 4-H Dog Club
Feb 1, 2017 -- The 4H Dog Club meets monthly. It provides members an opportunity to learn about dog breeds, care, and training of dogs. At the January meeting the 2017 officers were selected. From left to right...
Cheetah's 4-H 2017 Club Officers
Jan 23, 2017 -- Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday of each month at 7 pm at St. Mary's UCC church located in Silver Run, northern Carroll County. Our Cheetah's leader Mrs. Marybell Wood, organized and...
Carroll County 4-Her Shares Knowledge with Fellow Members
Jan 23, 2017 -- Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday, of each month at 7 pm at St. Mary's UCC church located in Silver Run, northern Carroll County. Casey Bounds is 18 years old and a last year 4-her, here...
Black Rock 4-H Club 2017 Officers
Jan 23, 2017 -- On January 10, 2017, Black Rock 4-H Club inducted their club officers for 2017. Each officer withdrew a ribbon from the "Pot of Gold" symbolizing their individual commitment to leading the club....
Rolling Clovers Visit Lorean
Jan 9, 2017 -- Members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club caroled to the residents of Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taneytown,Md on Dec. 5. Back row from left to right are Marissa Roberts,...
Carrollton Makes Holiday Creations
Jan 4, 2017 -- On Monday, December 5th, members of the Carrollton 4-H Club gathered at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westminster for their annual holiday workshop meeting. Members had the opportunity to make...
2016 4-H Summer Internship
Aug 22, 2016 -- To think of my life without 4H would be like eating Oreos with no milk. You just can’t have one without the other. Never did I realize that joining the Carroll County 4H Program in 2008, would end...
New Problem in the Garden: Garlic Viruses
Aug 10, 2016 -- In the past, I have talked about several different problems with garlic, be it mites, nematodes, fungal or bacterial diseases. However, this year I am seeing something different that I will just...
Catface in tomato
Catfacing Problems in Tomato Fruit
Aug 10, 2016 -- There have been some reports from growers of several sets of tomato fruit with catfacing or that are deformed (Fig 1). Catfacing results in fruit with deep indentations in the blossom end or fruit...
Rolling Clovers June 2016 Meeting
Aug 9, 2016 -- June is Dairy Month was recognized at the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club meeting on June 6. Marissa Roberts gave a demonstration on “How to fit a Heifer for Fitting and Showing. Allison Stoner gave a...
Legbotics June News
Jul 7, 2016 -- Legbotics 4-H Club held their end of year Junior FIRST Lego League Waste Wise Challenge Expo and party on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at the Sykesville Middle School. Members and parents enjoyed a...
Rolling Clovers Petting Zoo
Jul 7, 2016 -- Members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club took their animals to the Taneytown Library for Summer Reading Kickoff on June 21. Those members pictured left to right were Zeke Willet, Allison...
4-H All-Star Annual Meeting
Jun 27, 2016 -- The Maryland 4-H All-Stars held their annual meeting at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 25th. Two youth were inducted into the group from Carroll County, Hannah Laney and Tucker...
Carrollton 4-H Club Achievement Banquet
Jun 20, 2016 --             Carrollton 4-H members were welcomed by past president Dorothy MacLean-Blevins to their 2015 Club Achievement Banquet on May 1, 2016.  The club was also celebrating their 50th...
Rolling Clovers May 2016 Meeting
May 31, 2016 -- Rolling Clovers 4-H Club members made plans for their club exhibits at the Carroll County Fair at their meeting on May 2. They will exhibit a banner, shoe box float, and a service learning display...
Encouragement Cards for Naval Academy
May 25, 2016 -- Carroll County 4-H has been asked to write encouragement cards for new freshmen coming to the Naval Academy in Annapolis. These freshmen will be going through a seven week boot camp to prepare...
Carrollton 4-H Club Visits Ruffled Feathers
May 12, 2016 -- On Monday, May 9th, members of the Carrollton 4-H Club visited Ruffled Feathers Bird Sanctuary in Hampstead. Members had a tour of the rescue facility and learned many interesting facts about...
2016 VEX Robotics World Championship
Apr 27, 2016 -- Super Sonic Sparks 4-H VEX robotics teams 24 A, B and K traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in the 2016 VEX Robotics World Championship, April 20- 23, 2016. This was the eighth...
Achievement Program Recap
Apr 26, 2016 -- The Carroll County 4-H Achievement / Volunteer Recognition Program was held at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on Friday April 8, 2016. 4-H youth and adult volunteers were recognized...
Rolling Clovers April Meeting
Apr 25, 2016 -- Clovers of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club enjoyed making dog treats as part of their program at the Humane Society of Carroll County on April 4. From left to right, Ashley Barnett,; parent,...
Fine Feathered Friends March Report
Apr 19, 2016 -- The March meeting of the Fine Feathered Friends 4-H club was held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Carroll County Extension office. We learned about the Ag Day at the Mall and the Bowman's Chick...
Rolling Clovers March Meeting
Apr 14, 2016 -- Members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club 4-H’ers got to see and touch a cow heart at their meeting on March 7. Jacqueline Spielman, a RN at Hanover Hospital and a 4-H volunteer presented a very...
Market Produce
Role of ag educator never ends ...
Apr 8, 2016 -- The article below was written by "The Delmarva Farmer" it is shared with permission.(April 5, 2016) On the topic of the public’s ignorance on where food comes...
Rolling Clovers at the Library
Apr 8, 2016 -- Members of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club who did a show and tell with their project work at the Taneytown Library on April 5. Back row: Ben Schildwachter, Emily Schildwachter, Allison Stoner...
Take A "PEEP" At Cheetah's 4-H
Mar 29, 2016 -- Cheetah's 4-H club meets the first Monday of each month at St. Mary's UCC church in Silver Run, northern Carroll County and begins at 7 pm. Club members participated in a Peep workshop as their...
Horticulture Night at Carrollton
Mar 16, 2016 -- On March seventh, the Carrollton 4-H Club met at St. John’s Lutheran...
Super Sonic Sparks to Vex World Championship
Mar 16, 2016 -- Super Sonic Sparks 4-H high school aged robotics Teams 24A and 24B will be competing at the 2016 VEX Robotics World Championship, April 20-23, Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. ...
New 4-H Club in Carroll County
Feb 25, 2016 -- The Legbotics 4-H Club held their first official 4-H Club meeting on February 18, 2016 at the Sykesville Middle School.  The meeting was called to order by president, Zachary Groslinger. Roll call...
Super Sonic Sparks 4-H VEX IQ Robotics Teams Excel at the Maryland State Championship
Feb 23, 2016 -- On Saturday February 20, 2016, thirty-one VEX IQ robotics teams came together at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Maryland to compete in the 2016 VEX IQ Challenge Maryland State...
Rolling Clovers February 2016 Update 2
Feb 23, 2016 -- Rolling Clovers 4-H Club 4-H’ers and clovers packed snack bags for the persons at the Cold Weather Shelter and decorated plant stakes for the residents at Lorien Home, Taneytown. These items were...
Hoarding Survey
Feb 16, 2016 -- The Bureau of Aging & Disabilities recently established the Carroll County Hoarding Taskforce and is conducting a survey to identify how extensive hoarding is in Carroll County and to identify...
2016 Small Engines Workshop Recap
Feb 4, 2016 -- Another year of the Small Engines Workshop in the books! Thanks to the Ridinger Family and Joe Linthicum from FSK High School for organizing such a successful day. There were 17 4-H or FFA...
Rolling Clovers February Update
Feb 1, 2016 -- Officers who will serve Rolling Clovers 4-H Club in 2016 were installed at their meeting on Jan. 4. The meeting was held at Baust Church Parish Hall. New officers are: President—Casey Bounds, Vice...
Carrollton Club's 2016 Officers
Feb 1, 2016 -- On Monday, January 4, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westminster, members of the Carrollton 4-H Club inducted their new 2016 Club Officers. Caroline MacLean-Blevins was elected as Club...
Dr. Shauna Henley teaching a Grow it Eat it Preserve it Class for the Univeristy of MD Extension
Reflecting on 2015 and Food Preservation
Dec 15, 2015 -- This was an exciting first year for Dr. Henley and her food preservation workshops. She taught 27 food preservation workshops, spanning from April to October. Hosting counties included Baltimore...
Winter Crop Production Meetings
Dec 2, 2015 -- Maryland Crop Production Meetings Planned University of Maryland Extension has announced dates for this year’s crop production meetings that will be conducted around the state...
Progressive Clovers November Meeting
Nov 10, 2015 -- Progressive Clovers 4-H Club met Monday, November 9, 2015 at Baust Parrish House at 7:30 pm. There was a clover meeting and craft at 7. The meeting was called to order. The 4-H pledge was...
Northwest MD VEX Competition
Nov 3, 2015 -- On Saturday October 24, 2015, forty-two VEX robotics teams came together at the Carroll County Ag Center to play the 2015-2016 VEX robotics competition game, Nothing But Net. Nothing But Net is...
Carrollton Fall Craft Night
Oct 21, 2015 -- On October 19, 2015, members of the Carrollton 4-H Club worked one on one with residents at Golden Crest Assisted Living on St. Paul Road in Hampstead to make autumn crafts together. The service...
Progressive Clovers October Meeting
Oct 20, 2015 -- Progressive Clovers 4-H Club met Monday, October 12, 2015 at Baust Parrish House at 7:30 pm. The club collected canned food for Carroll Food Sunday as a service project. The meeting was...
4-H State Poultry Judging Contest
Oct 7, 2015 -- The 4-H State Poultry Judging Contest was held September 5, at the Timonium State Fairgrounds. Nine Carroll County 4-H contestants participated in the contest. Two junior 4-Hers Ben and Lilli...
Progressive Clovers September Meeting
Sep 16, 2015 -- Progressive Clovers 4-H Club met Monday, September 14, 2015 at Baust Parrish House at 7:30 pm. The Clovers met at 7 pm to make a craft. The meeting was called to order by president Alexis...
2015 Summer Internship
Sep 8, 2015 -- Joining 4-H when I was 8, I never did imagine that the love and passion for my animals and agriculture would turn into an internship over a decade later. When I got the call that I was selected as...
Maryland State Fair Small Engines and Lawn Mower Contest Winners
Sep 4, 2015 -- Sophie Wolf, Albert Burdette, Henry Brunnette and Emmet Wolf ...
2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships
Aug 25, 2015 -- The 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships took place in Grand Island, Nebraska during the week of June 21st. Maryland sent a four person Compound Archery Team which included three...
University of Maryland to Award Scholarships to 4-H State Fair Winners
Aug 5, 2015 -- Youth participating in 4-H competitions during the upcoming 2015 Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. will have an extra incentive to put on a good...
Rolling Clovers June Meeting
Jul 28, 2015 -- June is dairy month was celebrated at the meeting of the Rolling Clovers 4- H Club with a program by Autumn Lippy, Maryland Dairy Princess. The meeting was held June 1 at the farm of Ryan Hevner...
Fine Feathered Friends June Meeting
Jul 22, 2015 -- The June meeting of the Fine Feathered Friends 4-H club was held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Carroll County Extension office. Noah Lawrence gave an update on Children’s Day and there is...
BMSB Treatment
Jul 20, 2015 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently approved the Maryland Department of Agriculture's request for a specific exemption under section 18 of FIFRA. This exemption allows the...
Potato Disease Advisory
Jul 20, 2015 -- Late blight on tomato was confirmed on 7 July in Maryland on tomatoes grown at Beltsville. The strain of Phytophthora infestans that was present is lineage US23. This lineage is pathogenic on both...
Resident Canada Geese
Jul 20, 2015 -- There have been many growers that have voiced their concerns of wild goose populations being residents in ponds on the farm with biosecurity efforts being tighten due AI concerns.  Please see...
Clover Buddies at Home Depot
Jul 13, 2015 -- The Clover Buddies 4-H Club met on Wednesday, July 1.  They held a woodworking workshop at The Home Depot where club members made Home Depot Trucks and a Wizard of Oz birdhouse or flower pot...
4-H Library Program
Jul 10, 2015 -- 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. On July 16, 2015 the Carroll County 4-H Program will be hosting a 4-H information session,...
Progressive Clovers June Meeting
Jul 10, 2015 -- Progressive Clovers 4-H Club met Monday, June 29, 2015 at Pheasant Echos West, the home of the Miller family at 7:30 pm. The meeting was called to order by president Alexis Adkins.  The 4-H...
Rolling Clovers May Meeting
Jun 8, 2015 -- Rolling Clovers 4-H Club members participated in a team building exercise as part of their May meeting held at the homes of Allison and Austin Stoner and Marissa Roberts. The meeting was held on...
Carrollton 4-H Club Achievement Banquet
Jun 2, 2015 -- Carrollton 4-H members were welcomed by past president Nick Jones to their 2014 Club Achievement Banquet on May 4, 2015. After a pizza and salad dinner and foods prepared by our 4-H families, the...
Rolling Clovers Achievement Program
May 20, 2015 -- The 42nd annual Achievement Program of the Rolling Clovers 4-H Club was held on April 27 at Baust Church Parish Hall. Mistress of ceremonies was Julia Stonesifer. Members who had perfect...
GOES 4-H Club
May 19, 2015 -- On April 28th, the new GOES, or Green Outdoor Enviromental Science Club had their second official meeting at the Carroll County Extension Office. During the May and June, this all-new 4-H Club...
Fine Feathered Friends April Meeting
May 19, 2015 -- The April meeting of the Fine Feathered Friends 4-H club was held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Carroll County Extension office. We discussed Wills Fair entries and reviewed information...
Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Club May Meeting
May 13, 2015 -- Robby and Zachary Wagner gave a demonstration 'Pumpkin-It's Not Just For Halloween'. Their demonstration was interactive with club members as everyone crushed up their feed pellets and added some...
Sam's Creek 4-H Club Basket Bingo
May 5, 2015 -- Sam's Creek 4-H Club hosted a basket bingo at the Carroll County Ag Center on Saturday April 18, 2015. Members worked hard to collect donations and find basket sponsors. Members enjoyed helping...
Earth Day 2.0 is about more than benefits of recycling
Apr 20, 2015 -- As Earth Day approaches there are many ways that we can be involved. Krisztian Varsa, Watershed Restoration Specialist, Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford Counties, shares his insights with the...
4-H Youth Share Knowledge
Apr 15, 2015 -- Fellow 4-Her's Cory Little, Darrin Cape, and Nicholas Wolf were invited by Cheetah's 4-H club to do a Rabbit presentation at the April meeting. Cory headed the "Rabbits One on One" presentation...
Cheetah's 4-H Club Peep Show
Apr 7, 2015 -- Cheetah's 4-h Club which meets at St. Mary's UCC in Silver Run the first Monday of each month held a community service workshop at Mrs. Jacquie Spielman home in Silver Run. The project the...
Cheetah's 4-H Club March Update
Apr 7, 2015 -- Members of the Cheetah’s 4-H Club met March 2, 2015 at the Geiman Family’s home in Westminster, Maryland. The members helped to tie knots for four Project Linus blankets. This was the club’s...
Cheetah's 4-H Club March Update
Apr 7, 2015 -- Members of the Cheetah’s 4-H Club met March 2, 2015 at the Geiman Family’s home in Westminster, Maryland. The members helped to tie knots for four Project Linus blankets. This was the club’s...
Carrollton 4-H Club Horticulture Night
Apr 7, 2015 -- The Carrollton 4-H Club met on March 9 at St. John’s Church in Westminster. The Club’s newest members, Eleyah and Josiyah Beard were welcomed and pinned. Nick Jones, Serena Newton, Carly and...
Fine Feathered Friends - February Update
Mar 25, 2015 -- The February meeting of the Fine Feathered Friends 4-H club was held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Carroll County Extension office. Noah Lawrence is organizing the February service...
Super Sonic Sparks Win
Mar 18, 2015 -- Carroll County 4-H robotics youth from Super Sonic Sparks, VEX robotics Team 24, members of Sparks 4-H Club have earned the opportunity to compete at the 2015 VEX World Championship for the...
Progressive Clovers February Update
Mar 13, 2015 -- Progressive Clovers 4-H Club met Monday, March 9, 2015 at Baust Parrish House at 7:30 pm. The Clovers met at 7 pm to make a craft and practice the 4-H pledge. The meeting was called to...
Rabbit & Cavy Breeders 4-H Club Demonstrations
Feb 27, 2015 -- Members of the Rabbit & Cavy Breeders 4-H Club participated in several demonstrations.   ...
2015 Blah's Reflections
Feb 24, 2015 -- From Lucas Barnett, a 7-year-old clover 4-H’er from Sam’s Creek 4-H Club: "My favorite class was the sewing a pillow and tote bag out of a t-shirt.  This was my favorite class because I have never...
Cover - 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
Feb 23, 2015 -- The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations has just been released. Please note these recommendations are written for commercial producers and are not intended for use by...
The Mid Winter Blah's
Feb 13, 2015 -- On January 31, 2015 seventy five Carroll County 4-H youth enjoyed a day of taking classes and learning new skills while attending the Annual Beat the Mid-Winter Blahs held at the Carroll County...
Progressive Clovers February Update
Feb 13, 2015 -- Progressive Clovers 4-H Club met Monday, February 9, 2015 at Baust Parrish House at 7:30 pm.  The meeting was called to order by president Alexis Adkins.  The 4-H pledge was recited. ...
Fine Feathered Friends 4-H Club Update
Jan 29, 2015 -- The Fine Feathered Friends 4-H Club held their Recognition Meeting on December 22, 2014. A brief business meeting was held prior to recognizing club members, parents and volunteers for their...
Cheetah's 4-H Club Update
Jan 28, 2015 -- The Cheetah's 4-H Club inducted new officers at their January 5, 2015 meeting.  Back row:  Vice  President Victoria Green, President Nichole Green, Treasurer Abbigale Yaider, Secretary Cameron...
Carrollton 4-H Club Inducts New Officers
Jan 16, 2015 -- On Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westminster, members of the Carrollton 4-H Club kicked off the New Year with the induction of their new 2015 Club Officers. Dorothy...
Rolling Clovers January Meeting
Jan 16, 2015 -- Rolling Clovers 4-H Club officers were installed prior to their business meeting on Mon. Jan. 5 at Baust Church Parish Hall Serving as officers will be President--Julia Stonesifer,Vice-president--...
4-H Enrollment System
Jan 12, 2015 -- Maryland State 4-H has moved away from 4-H Access and has become a member of a new enrollment system 4-H online. Every member and volunteer will have to enroll on this new system, before March 15...
Small Engine Workshop
Jan 12, 2015 -- A Small Engine Workshop was held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Francis Scott Key High School. The workshop was taught by Joe Linthicum, FFA Advisor and Teacher. A workshop with over twenty...
Clover Buddies in December
Dec 23, 2014 -- The Clover Buddies 4-H Club met Wednesday, December 3 at the Extension Office. Bryce Caperton led the Pledge of Allegiance and Makenna Steele led the 4-H Pledge. The club had a presentation...
4-H Ambassadors Travel to Arlington
Dec 17, 2014 -- On Saturday December 13, 2014, six Carroll County 4-...
2014/15 STEM VISTA - UMD Baltimore County Extension 4H Job Announcement
Dec 17, 2014 -- Baltimore County 4-H has a great opportunity for the right person. Please follow the link below for more information on how you can become a part of a really great team. ...
Maryland 4-H’er Reflects on National 4-H Dairy Conference Experience
Dec 9, 2014 -- Katie Grace Weant, a 17-year old high school senior from Taneytown, Md. represented Maryland at the 60th annual National 4-H Dairy Conference held in Madison, Wis. this fall. Weant, a...
Shauna making apple butter
Bringing Food Preservation to Baltimore County
Nov 14, 2014 -- The University of Maryland Extension (UME) Baltimore County office recently held its first Grow it Eat it Preserve it class in years. New Family and Consumer Sciences educator, Dr. Shauna Henley,...
Super Sonic Sparks 4-H Hosts Northwest MD VEX Robotics Competition
Nov 5, 2014 -- On Saturday October 25, 2014, thirty five VEX...
Carroll County at the State Poultry Judging Contest
Nov 5, 2014 -- The State Poultry Judging Contest was held...
Maryland 4-Hers Win at National Youth Engineering Challenge
Nov 5, 2014 -- Maryland 4-Hers won first place in three events – Aerospace, Robotics and Small Engines. The Maryland 4-H Engineering Team recently returned from a successful trip to Lafayette, Indiana, for the...
Clover Buddies Visit Fire Department
Nov 5, 2014 -- The Clover Buddies 4-H Club visited the Gamber & CommunityVolunteer Fire Department for Fire Prevention month. Clovers were able to sit inside the ambulance while learning about reasons they...
Carroll County 4-H Promotional Displays
Nov 4, 2014 -- Grand Champion Promotional Display Clover Buddies, Lineboro, Carrollton and Deer Park – Group Display Reserve Grand Champion Promotional Display Rolling Clovers 4-H Club...
Upcoming Farm Bill Workshops Announced For Maryland Producers
Oct 31, 2014 --             USDA – Farm Service Agency University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland Extension (UME), Maryland Department of Agriculture...
4-H Summer Intern
Sep 15, 2014 -- Joining 4-H at the age of 11, never did I expect my participation to evolve into a lifetime passion or even an internship experience 9 years later. Growing up with a love for 4-H and my various...
Do You Wash Your Chicken?
Do You Wash Your Chicken?
Jun 30, 2014 -- Do You Wash Your Chicken? Baltimore Co. FCS educator’s Graduate Research Goes Global, Follow Her on Twitter @FoodSmartUME FCS educator,...
We are Looking for a Special Person!
Jun 24, 2014 -- The Carroll County 4-H program is partnering with Volunteer Maryland! to bring an...
Anna McGucken
Welcome to our New Horticulture FEA for Baltimore County!
Jun 19, 2014 -- Howdy everyone! My name is Anna McGucken and I am the new Horticulture FEA for Baltimore County. Throughout my whole life, I have been connected to University of Maryland Extension...
Brown Leyland Cypress Winter Damage
Jun 17, 2014 -- This winter has been extremely hard on many Leyland Cypress and there was extensive damage throughout the region to these trees.There will probably be secondary issues associated with this...
Jim Serfass teaching fourth graders about watersheds
AgVenture 2014!
May 16, 2014 -- What do you get when you mix together 4th graders, chickens, milk, soil, water, whole grains, and a giant combine? AgVenture! For the second year in row, the University of Maryland...
Garlic Mustard
Apr 25, 2014 -- This spring while you are wandering about in the woods, you will probably see a plant with scalloped leaves and white flowers and think it is pretty. But pretty is as pretty does, and this plant,...
Carroll County PEEP Show
Apr 16, 2014 -- Enjoy hundreds of wacky marshmallow masterpieces created by local artists, families, business, and community groups. This is an amazing event and has even been featured on the NBC Nightly News....
2014 Carroll County 4-H Senior Ambassador Team
Apr 7, 2014 -- Congratulations to the new 4-H Senior Ambassador Team: Mr. Ben Wolf (Mr. 4-H) Miss Sarah Giordano (Miss 4-H) Mr. Nick Parrish (Alternate Mr. 4-H) Miss...
Maryland Make it With Wool Sewing School!
Feb 18, 2014 -- A workshop for youth and adults from beginner to experienced skill levels
Ag Week at the Mall Schedule
Feb 4, 2014 -- FREDERICK COUNTY AGRICULTURE WEEK The Frederick County Agriculture Week will be held on February 17-22, 2014 at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland with the...
Scott Martin Images of Shauna Henley
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County welcomes a new addition this winter.
Jan 23, 2014 -- University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County welcomed a new addition this winter. Shauna Henley is the new FCS educator, working in the disciplines of nutrition, physical activity, and food...
Front cover 2015 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for Maryland
2014 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for Maryland
Jan 22, 2014 -- The Maryland Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for 2015, has just been released. This guide replaces all previous editions. Please note these recommendations are written for...
New Leadership for University of Maryland Extension
Jan 16, 2014 -- The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce Dr. Stephen Wright as the new Associate Dean/Associate Director of University of Maryland...
Holiday Spirit Shines Through the Hearts for Horses 4-H Club
Jan 9, 2014 -- In a way to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season, Carroll County 4-H Club Hearts for Horses donated four hundred dollars to owner Mary Shunk of The Retreat at Beckleysville, a riding...
Congratulations Rabbit and Cavy Breeder’s Club
Dec 20, 2013 -- In October of this year the Rabbit and Cavy Breeder’s Club sent a group of 4-Hers to the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association National Convention in Harrisburg, PA. This competition is a national...
Arc Honors Terry Serio
Nov 4, 2013 -- Terry Serio, FSNE educator in Carroll County, was recently honored during the Arc’s 2013 Maryland Convention with the Arc Maryland’s Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is given to an...
Rabbit and Cavy Breeders 4-H Club
Sep 11, 2013 -- The R&CB 4-H Club met on June 12 at the Blizzard Building at the Agriculture Center in Westminster.  Tori Naill was Committee Chair for Fair Donations.  Members donated children prizes for the...
Wavyleaf Basketgrass Invades
Aug 19, 2013 -- A new invasive plant has arrived in Carroll County, wavyleaf basketgrass (Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius). This forest grass from southeast Asia was first sited in Patapsco Valley State...
Extension Internship Models 4-H Motto
Aug 13, 2013 -- Answer the phone, write curriculum, assist 4-Hers and their parents, and help implement 4-H leadership programs - all of these experiences were far from what I expected to be doing this summer....
Help! The Bark is Falling off of My Trees!
Jul 19, 2013 -- Flaking bark is common for sycamores, some years more than others. Sycamores grow quickly and can live for hundreds of years. With all the rain we have had this year; some trees have grown...
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