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Howard County

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Helping you through Covid 19

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Why Plant Natives

More and more people are including native plants in their gardens. Here are the top 5 reasons: 1. Enjoy a Beautiful Landscape You can create a beautiful landscape with native plants. Their many textures, colors and habits can be combined in novel and attractive designs. Many people who garden with...

How You Can Help Pollinators

STEP ONE: PROVIDE FOOD By planting native plants in growing conditions where they naturally flourish Most pollinators can only survive and reproduce on one particular native plant species or genus; however, insect generalists can do well on a number of native plants and even some non-native plants...

Pollinator and Native Landscape

Our Mission The Pollinator & Native Landscapes Committee programs educate and advise the public on: Why native species are crucial to the health of our natural ecosystems and the future of our world; Why invasive species are harmful to the environment, the economy and human health; How to...

Horse Bowl

Winter is fast approaching and we are gearing up for a fantastic Horse Bowl season. What is Horse Bowl? Horse Bowl is like the TV show “That’s Academic” where contestants are asked questions related to horses and they buzz in to compete using fun buzzers. We meet once a week from December until...

Animal Science Records Award Program and Application Process

The awards program will provide recognition to senior age 4-H members (14-18 years as of January 1st of the current year) who demonstrate: 1) distinguished levels of engagement in the Maryland 4-H Animal Science Program projects and related activities, and 2) excellence in project record keeping...

Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance (AH & QA)

2020 Maryland 4-H On-Line Animal Husbandry and Quality Assurance (AH&QA) Program Members may access the AH&QA program at: https://ahqa.umd.edu/ . Passcodes issued to members between 2015-2019 should still be viable for returning members. Members with passcodes issued prior to 2015 must...

Dairy Skillathon

The NEW 2020 Maryland 4-H Dairy Skillathon will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County Office at 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, MD. Check in begins at 9:30 AM and the contest begins at 10 AM The Dairy Skillathon is a contest in which...

Broilers

This 4-H project involves raising poultry of a meat-type from 1 day old baby chicks to finish, 6-8 weeks. The birds grow rapidly and are purchased in quantity for this project through University of Maryland Extension. 4-Hers taking this project learn to feed, care and manage these birds and it is a...

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