Agriculture Notes

AGRICULTURE NOTES

May 28, 2006

Business meeting will be Thursday

The Maryland Cooperative Extension will hold the monthly agribusiness meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday at Baugher's Restaurant on West Main Street extended, Westminster.

David Greene will discuss the animal identification program.

Reservations are required by noon Tuesday at 410-386-2760 or 888-326-9645.

Farmers' market opens Saturday

The Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market will open Saturday for its 13th season from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 18 in the Conaway Parking Lot on Railroad Avenue.

Participants will include farmers Jim Krebs of Tomatoes Etc., Greg Thorne of Thorne Farms, baker Sharon Ralston, and organic farmer Jackie Miller of De La Tierra Gardens.

New vendors include Atwater's of Baltimore selling organic grain breads, brownies, granola and cookies; Orchard Country Produce and Bakery of Gardners, Pa., selling fruits, vegetables and baked goods; and Mother's Spring Farm of Westminster, selling cut flowers, fruits and vegetables, along with raw wool.

Information: 410-386-2070.

Horse seminar planned for June 8

Maryland Cooperative Extension will hold a Maryland Horse Health and Disease Prevention Seminar from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8 at Laurel Race Track.

Topics to be covered include recognizing horse illness, transmission of equine infectious diseases, myths and facts about equine vaccinations, strategies for controlling equine infectious diseases, and a roundtable discussion of guidelines for handling equine infectious diseases.

The main conference will be held at Laurel Race Track and broadcast to four other locations where horse owners can attend: Keedysville, LaPlata, Aberdeen and Wye Mills.

Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for youths younger than 18. Registration deadline is Friday.

Information: 301-405-1392.

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