Cover Crop planting extension

MDA has announced an extension to the planting deadline for the MACS cover crop program to November 12.  The extension is limited to wheat, rye, and triticale planted using the following methods:  no-till, conventional, and broadcast with light, minimum, or vertical tillage.  Planting dates must be certified within one week of planting and no later…

More MASCD photos

More photos from the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts summer meeting awards banquet.  Top photo: Carole Doody and Carissa Doody Adams receiving the Outstanding Cooperator Award for 2018 presented to Tulip Pond Farm from MASCD president Charles Rice.  Bottom photo: Frederick SCD board members receiving the District Attendance Award for 2018 from MASCD President…

Catoctin supervisor vacancy

The Catoctin Soil Conservation District is accepting applications for an appointment to the Catoctin District board of supervisors by the Maryland State Soil Conservation Committee.  Interested persons must be residents of the Catoctin Soil Conservation District (roughly west of the Catoctin mountains to the Washington County line).  Applicants should have an interest in agriculture and/or…

2018 Envirothon results

The 2018 Frederick  County Envirothon was held on Tuesday, April 24 at Cunningham Falls State Park with 13 teams participating representing 7 Frederick County high schools.  The winning team hailed from Catoctin High School and finished first in each of the five categories of the contest as well in their decisive victory over the second…