County Envirothon

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…

2018 Cooperator banquet

The Frederick Soil Conservation District held its annual Cooperators banquet on November 8 at the New Midway Fire Hall where the 2018 award winners were recognized and a summary of the year’s activities was presented. The Lambert Family, (Ester and sons Charlie and Donnie) were selected as the Cooperator of the Year for 2018 for…

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…