Agriculture Notes

Agriculture Notes

October 24, 2004

Satellite broadcast to focus on organic livestock

Washington State University Extension will sponsor a nationwide organic agriculture satellite broadcast from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Maryland 4-H Center, just north of the University of Maryland Campus in College Park.

The focus of this broadcast is organic livestock production practices, issues and resources.

The broadcast will feature a panel of experts discussing organic livestock; trends and opportunities in organic livestock production; key factors for success; challenges; infrastructure and support; animal health care; feed supply and sources and animal nutrition; living conditions and housing; post-harvest handling, processing and marketing; and resources.

Information: 410-386-2760.

Applicants sought for soil conservation board

The Carroll County commissioners are seeking resumes and letters of interest for a coming vacancy on the Carroll Soil Conservation District board of supervisors.

The board is responsible for the soil conservation, water quality and drainage programs carried out by the district.

Candidates need a knowledge of the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources, and appropriate training and experience to perform specialized services as board members.

The board comprises six members, with each member serving a five-year term.

Resumes and letters of interest will be accepted through Nov. 5 by Angela Collins in the Commissioners' Office, 225 N. Center St., Room 300, Westminster 21157, or via email at acollins@ccg.carr.org.

Information: 410-386-2043.

Nutrient applicator training sessions planned

The Maryland Nutrient Management Regulations require that all individuals who own or operate agricultural land and apply any nutrient to more than 10 acres of that land must hold an applicator voucher issued by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Maryland Cooperative Extension will offer applicator voucher training for farmers that will meet the requirement as an approved training and recertification program.

The Carroll County Extension Office will hold training sessions and re-certifications from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 and Dec. 15 in Rooms A and B at 700 Agriculture Center, Westminster.

Applicators are required to attend only one two-hour training every three years.

Information: 410-386-2760.

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