The sign up period for the FY2017 Cover Crop program begins Friday, June 24 and runs through Friday, July 15. Applicants should visit the Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation District office to enroll acres planned for cover crop planting this fall. Legumes and forage radishes will be allowed to be planted in a mix with…
The Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts are accepting applications for a grant funded Soil Conservation Planner. The employment advertisement and application are linked below. SCD Employment Application Grant planner ad 6_1_16
MDA announced that the deadline for reporting kill-down/suppression of cover crop has been extended until June 10. This will allow participants an additional week to complete their kill-down or suppression of their cover crop and report to the District office. MDA press release
The Frederick Soil Conservation District is accepting applications for the George Nicholson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship through April 15, 2016. The scholarship is available to qualifying students interested in pursuing a career in renewable natural resources, land use or conservation. One or more $500 scholarships will be awarded. nicholson_application_16
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Please contact the District office for details or to make an appointment to discuss an application for funds allocated to Frederick County for installation of best management practices identified by the local working group to address specific, prioritized resource concerns. Applications accepted between November 16 and December 16, 2015. Local Funding Pool flyer
Cooperator of the Year – Stoney Point Farm, John and Julie Mayer. L-R Bobby Myers, District Supervisor, Dr. Terron Hillsman, NRCS State Conservationist, Julie and John Mayer, Joe Bartenfelder, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Raymond Keilholtz Award Winner – Ripleyvale Farm, Brenda and Tom Ripley. L-R: Joe Bartenfelder, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture, Bobby Rakestraw, District Chairman,…
The Western Region Soil Conservation Districts are sponsoring a Speak Off public speaking competition for 14-18 year olds. Click on the link for details an entry form. Speak Off entry form