The MACS Cover Crop program is now accepting applications. You may drop off completed applications at the district office of mail them to us. They must be postmarked by July 17 to be accepted. If you are new to the program or did not receive an application in the mail, use the links below to download […]
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Signup for the FY21 MACS Cover Crop program will begin on July 1 and run through July 17. This year it will be a mail in program to help limit potential exposure of staff and applicants to the coronavirus. If you were a participant in the FY20 program, you will receive an application in the […]
June 3 is the last day to terminate and report cover crop for the FY20 cover crop program. Contact the district staff member assigned to you if you haven’t already done so to report date and termination method.
The Catoctin and Fredeick Soil Conservation Districts have a Veenhuis Model 3500 manure injection system available for purchase. This unit was used during a manure injection project in conjunction with MD DNR and Sustainable Chesapeake. The 4 year project ended in December of 2019 and the unit is being serviced to make it field ready […]
Due to the current conditions, we are adjusting our cover crop reporting for spring termination. Each cover crop participant has been assigned to a staff member. That person will be in contact with you informing you that you will be reporting all spring termination information to that staff member. They have spreadsheets available to email […]
The Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation District Office is open on an appointment basis. MDA and NRCS staff are currently teleworking and have access to email. They are not physically in the office for consultation. All construction checks are being done on projects currently under construction only. Engineers should check with the office prior to […]
The Frederick Soil Conservation District will award one or more scholarships of up to $1000 including the George A. Nicholson Memorial Scholarship. Click here to download the application. Applications are due to the district office by April 15.
Termination/killdown of cover crop planted for the MACS cover crop program may begin March 1. If you are selecting the Delayed Termination option for any of your cover crop acres, you must report those acres to the Soil Conservation District office by April 15 so the district can verify the status of the cover crop. Fertilizer […]
Join the Catoctin & Frederick Soil Conservation Districts in conjunction with the Frederick County Farm Bureau on February 5, 2020 at the Great Frederick Fair Grounds, Building 9 for our workshop, Cover Cropping 2.0. Learn about the innovations of advanced cover cropping from the pioneer himself, Steve Groff – who has been “The Trusted Voice […]
The Frederick and Catoctin Soil Conservation Districts held a joint Cooperator Banquet to recognize outstanding cooperators in each district and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Frederick district in 1944. There were 207 in attendance representing both districts including district staff and invited guests, the largest attendance in many years. Each […]