2018 Legislative Day February 10

The Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts in partnership with the Frederick County Farm Bureau and Frederick County Pomona Grange will hold a Legislative Day on Saturday, February 10 at the New Midway Fire Hall beginning at 9:00 AM and running until 2:30 PM.  Lunch will be provided.  Congressional legislators, the state delegation, and the […]

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Albaughs attain Ag Certainty status

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Congratulations to Ron and Bonnie Albaugh of Rocky Ridge on attaining Certified status under the Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program.  The Albaughs had their farm evaluated and it exceeds standards for nutrient runoff.  They are the first Certified Farm in Frederick County and the second in the state of Maryland to achieve this recognition.  Presenting the […]

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Frederick SCD Cooperators Banquet

The Frederick SCD held their annual Cooperators banquet on Thursday November 9 at the New Midway Fire Hall to recognize the Cooperator of the Year and other award winners and to review the past year of conservation put on the ground in the district.  Tulip Pond Farm, Dave and Carole Doody and family, were selected […]

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2017 NCF Envirothon photos

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      The 2017 NCF Envirothon is now in the history books.  The event ran from July 24 through July 28 with 54 teams competing representing the United States, Canada, and 2 teams from the Republic of China.  Mt. St. Mary’s University served as the host for the event. After a week of intense […]

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NCF-Envirothon coming to Maryland

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The National Conservation Foundation Envirothon national competition is being hosted by Maryland beginning Sunday July 23 and running through July 28.  Headquarters will be Mt. St. Marys University.  Teams from throughout the US and Canada will be competing for scholarship money and to be crowned the Envirothon champion.  Activities are scheduled throughout the week for […]

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Cover Crop signup period begins

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The signup period for the FY18 Cover Crop program begins June 21 and runs through July 17.  There have been some revisions to the program this year and the application and claim process will be internet based statewide for the first time.   Last year Maryland farmers planted a record number of cover crop acres […]

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Partnership project

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The Frederick Soil Conservation District in partnership with Ecotone, Inc. recently completed two tree planting projects that will serve a riparian buffers to improve water quality in the streams they buffer.  The project was grant funded and is the first to be completed by the partnership.  The partnership also has a stream restoration project in […]

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Frederick County Envirothon

Congratulations to Catoctin High School who finished first out of the 14 teams participating in the county Envirothon.  The Envirothon is sponsored by the Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts aided by local sponsors New Market Lions, Burkittsville Ruritan, Wolfsville Ruritan, Jefferson Ruritan, Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch, Johnsville Ruritan, and South Mountain Creamery.  The winning team will […]

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Cover Crop Field Demo

University of MD Extension is holding a Cover Crop Field Day in cooperation with Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education is sponsoring a Field Demonstration at 3 locations throughout Maryland.  Delayed burn-down of cover crops and its effect on soil health is one of the topics to be covered.  The first field day is scheduled […]

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Scholarship application

The Frederick Soil Conservation District is accepting applications for the George Nicholson Memorial Scholarship.  One or more $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who are graduating high school or already attending a community college, four year college or university, vocational technical institute, or short course.  Course of study should be renewable natural resources, land […]

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