Howard Business

BUSINESS DIGEST

April 01, 2002

Howard chamber planning to honor educators April 24

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will honor local educators at Community Awards Night at 6 p.m. April 24 at Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center in Ellicott City. Members of the law enforcement community, telecommunications workers, and staff members from fire and rescue units and county government services will also be recognized.

Being recognized as Outstanding Educators are Charles Ashcraft, Glenelg High School; Reg Hahne, Atholton High School; Robert Keddell, Wilde Lake Middle School; Stacey Kopnitsky, Lime Kiln Middle School; Constance Lewis, Atholton High School; Vinitha Nithianandam, Howard Community College; Tracy Parent, Swansfield Elementary School; and Teresa Waters, River Hill High School.

Tickets are $40, including dinner, and are available at the chamber office.

Tickets can be purchased and donated to families of the winners.

Information: 410-730-4111.

Managing horses, pastures to be focus April 11

The Howard Soil Conservation District and Maryland Cooperative Extension will sponsor a program on horses and horse pasture management, "Horses and Your Resources: Smart and Environmentally Sound Management," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 11 at Circle D Farm, 15535 Carrs Mills Road, Woodbine.

A session on managing pastures during a drought is planned.

The cost is $3 by April 10; $5 on the day of the meeting.

Information or registration: 410-489-7987 or 410-313-2707.

Cooperative Extension sets a program for producers

The Maryland Cooperative Extension will sponsor a program to inform producers about cover crops for vegetable production, late-season fruit production in high tunnels and the use of high-density tunnels for season extension for vegetables and small fruit.

The program will be held at noon April 13 at Clarksville Research Farm in Ellicott City. A tour of the cover crop test plots at the research farm, as well as Larriland Farm in Lisbon and Knill's Farm Market in Mount Airy, will demonstrate the techniques to be discussed. Information or registration: 410-313-2707.

Calendar

Scholarships offered: Business Women's Network of Howard County is accepting applications for two scholarships to be awarded in June. Applications are available through high school guidance counselors or 410-740-0126. Completed applications must be received by today. Information: www.bwnhoco.org.

Enterprise conference: Columbia-based Enterprise Foundation, which works to revitalize low-income neighborhoods, will hold its third national Ready, Work, Grow Conference from Wednesday to Friday in San Antonio. Information: 410- 772-2760, or www. enterprisefoundation.org.

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