Frederick SCD celebrates 75 years and recognizes cooperators

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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 […]

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Cover Crop deadlines

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The deadline for planting cover crop for this fall’s cover crop program is November 5. The deadline to report your cover crop planting is November 13.  Please bring your FSA maps, signed seed tags showing germination % and test date when you come in to report. We suggest making an appointment to help avoid any extended waits. […]

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Cover Crop dates

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October 7 – Deadline for aerial seeding all species except forage radishes and oats (October 1) October 9 – Deadline for reporting cover crop planted prior to October 1 (Tier 1) to qualify for early planting incentive. October 15 – Deadline for Tier 2 early planting to receive incentive payment. Deadline for planting barley and […]

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MDA Ag Strategic Planning

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Maryland Department of Agriculture is hosting strategic planning sessions for agriculture during the month of September. The sessions are open to the general public and farmers, watermen, and ag leaders are encouraged to attend as we put together a strategic plan for all of Maryland agriculture. Click on the link for locations, dates, and times. […]

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District Supervisors receive service pins

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Two district supervisors were recognized for their years of service at the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts summer meeting held at Turf Valley Resort. Richard McBride of the Catoctin Soil Conservation District was awarded a 25 year pin and Bobby Myers of the Frederick Soil Conservation District was awarded a 10 year pin. Richard […]

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FY20 Cover Crop signup begins

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The FY20 Cover Crop program signup period begins on Friday, June 21 and runs through Wednesday, July 17 at the District office. You will need to bring your completed Nutrient Management Certification form for the current year when you come in to apply. Office hours are 8:00 AM-4:00 PM for accepting applications. Follow our link […]

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Cover crop reporting deadline extended

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The kill down date for cover crop has been extended until June 10 with a reporting deadline of June 14. Please report your kill down dates and methods to the district office in accordance with the extended deadlines. Please contact the district office if you anticipate a problem with these extended dates. Exceptions will be […]

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County Envirothon

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Eleven teams from Frederick County high schools competed in the 2019 Frederick County Envirothon held at Cunningham Falls State Park on April 23. The teams worked through exercises in aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and soils plus this year’s Fifth Issue, Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and technology to feed the world. After totaling the scores, Catoctin […]

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National Ag Day

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Today is National Ag Day. We salute our farmers who work tirelessly to provide our nation with an abundance of food and fiber while serving as stewards of our land and resources. Job well done!

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Scholarship applications

The Frederick Soil Conservation District is now accepting applications for one or more George A. Nicholson Memorial Scholarships of up to $500 each. Applications accompanied by letters of reference are due to the district office by April 15, 2019. Please download the application from the link provided. Scholarship application

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