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December 20, 1995
The Howard County Farm Bureau, which meets at the county fairgrounds in West Friendship, received four Gold Star awards from the Maryland Farm Bureau at its annual meeting this month in Ocean City.The awards serve as a measure of achievement for county Farm Bureau activities the past year.Howard County was one of three Farm Bureaus in the state to receive four Gold Stars.Police logGlenwood: 14500 block of MacClintock Court: Speakers were stolen from an unlocked vehicle Sunday or Monday, police said.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,Special To The Sun | July 31, 2008
From cows to quilts to cotton candy, the Howard County Fair returns this weekend with its beloved traditions intact. "A lot of the same stuff is coming back again this year," said Fair President H. Mitchell Day. "As long as it's working, we continue to do it." That means eight days of animal shows, 4-H activities, exhibits, family entertainment, midway rides, contests and carnival food at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship from Saturday through Aug. 9. The 63rd fair kicks off with a preview day, during which home arts entries are judged and awarded ribbons.
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NEWS
September 29, 1996
Farm Bureau panel offers rights resolutionThe Carroll County Farm Bureau Resolution Committee presented to its board of directors in September a resolution concerning zoning and off-conveyance rights issues.The resolution: "Carroll County Farm Bureau strongly opposes any down zoning of agricultural land or removal of off-conveyance rights in the Carroll County Master Plan revision process."Lots in the ag zone are not responsible for the pressure on adequate facilities. Therefore, off-conveyances or a minor subdivision on ag-zoned land should be exempt for the adequate facilities test.
NEWS
June 29, 2008
Government offices, libraries closed for holiday Harford County Government offices will be closed Friday for Independence Day. The Harford County Waste Disposal Center, Waste to Energy, senior centers, Harford Transit and Harford County Public Library all will be closed Friday. Visitation Day at farm bureau The Harford County Farm Bureau's annual Visitation Day is from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Jarrettsville Nurseries and North Harford High School. Both sites will offer visitors a look at farm animals and educational displays.
NEWS
February 5, 1993
Carroll County Farm Bureau members are inviting farmers and other residents to go to Annapolis Tuesday to show their opposition to a bill that would merge the state Department of Agriculture with the Department of Natural Resources.The bill, sponsored by House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., would merge the two departments and immediately cut their combined budgets by 20 percent.Carroll residents will be leaving by bus from the Carroll County Agricultural Center at 10 a.m. and return to Westminster by 3 p.m."
NEWS
May 8, 1991
The Carroll County Farm Bureau is offering two $500 scholarships to students for the 1991 -1992 academic year.To be eligible, applicants or their parents must be members of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. Applicants also must be enrolled in an agricultural curriculum or be an entering freshman planning an agriculture-related course of study.Applications may be obtained from Philip Snader, P.O. Box 397, New Windsor, Md. 21776; the Farm Bureau secretary; high school agriculture teachers or the Extension Office.
NEWS
August 17, 2005
THE ISSUE The Howard County Fair celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, still clinging to reminders of the county's rural heritage. Visitors could watch such traditional events as the horse, mule and tractor pull, the cow-milking competition - even the "Farm Queen" (Miss Howard County Farm Bureau) contest, complete with tiara. But in an era of online video games and instant messaging, how long can such quaint amusements draw the young people who make up an ever-increasing part of the county's suburban population?
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | March 9, 1994
Next week, Michelle Middaugh's vision of Carroll County agriculture will be seen in several local restaurants during National Ag Week.Ms. Middaugh, a 21-year-old pre-med biology major at Loyola College, drew the winning entry in the Carroll County Farm Bureau place mat contest. The mat, to be duplicated this week, will be used by local restaurants March 14-20 as well as during Farm/City Week in November.Farm Bureau members also expect to use the mats during their annual banquet in October.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | December 9, 1990
OCEAN CITY - Are the apples you bought at the roadside stand on your way home coated with chemicals? How about the carrots and potatoes you picked up at the farmers' market?Consumers, who shop these days with a heightened awareness of the environment, are demanding more information about how their food is grown.And farmers want to give them that information."(Consumers) don't believe the chemical companies, and they think the environmentalists are a bit loony," said Wade Dudrow of Talbot County, a vice president of the Maryland Farm Bureau.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
Amid whistles and cheers, Mary Ellen Seraydian accepted another crown last night.The Francis Scott Key High senior, who served as Carroll County's Dairy Princess this past year, was crowned Carroll County's Farm Queen."
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By Teresa Lewi and Teresa Lewi,Sun reporter | August 5, 2007
When Brooke Hartner presents a sash to the new Miss Farm Bureau this afternoon at the Howard County Fair, she may give the winner a few words of advice. "[I would say] never be afraid to meet new people and to take the opportunities that are presented to you because they're a lot of fun and a great experience," said Hartner, the 2006 Miss Howard County Farm Bureau. After a year of being a spokeswoman for the farm bureau, Hartner, 18, said she has gained maturity from working with adults and being a role model for children.
NEWS
August 17, 2005
THE ISSUE The Howard County Fair celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, still clinging to reminders of the county's rural heritage. Visitors could watch such traditional events as the horse, mule and tractor pull, the cow-milking competition - even the "Farm Queen" (Miss Howard County Farm Bureau) contest, complete with tiara. But in an era of online video games and instant messaging, how long can such quaint amusements draw the young people who make up an ever-increasing part of the county's suburban population?
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | February 29, 2004
Harford Land Trust announced last week the conservation of 75 acres in the northwest end of the county and released results of a study on growth it commissioned that show the county is losing money on residential growth. Ann Helton, vice president of the board of the land trust, said Friday that the group commissioned the study by the American Farmland Trust "to gain a better understanding of all the land uses in Harford County." She described the study as a "real-time snapshot" of the county's revenues and expenditures, adding that she hopes the results will be used by county leaders in making policy decisions.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1999
Darrell Putman wants everyone to know he is not a worn-out hippie.He was a Green Beret. He's a registered Republican and a prosperous western Howard County horse farm owner. And he has never owned a tie-dyed shirt. Putman, 49, explains all this while sitting on the couch in his living room and tugging on the tubes attached to his arm.It's important that people know his past, his love of his country and his conservative political views. Otherwise, they will probably dismiss his proposal, which has gained the support of the Howard County Farm Bureau as well as a Republican state legislator, to decriminalize marijuana for medical purposes.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1999
Outside, a stiff spring breeze whistles past the maple and oak trees that line acre after acre of rolling northern Baltimore County farmland.Inside, James Baseman sorts his papers.He's got letters from the state. He's got color snapshots of farm equipment spraying herbicide in the nearby cornfields.And somewhere on his dining room table he's got an unusual criminal complaint that has riled many a farmer in the fields north of Baltimore -- and underscored the tensions between old farm families and the suburban expatriates drawn to the fresh air and scenic views.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1998
The Carroll County Farm Bureau celebrates its 75th anniversary Tuesday as one of the oldest in the state. But its future will depend on its youth.An event planned for next month indicates a new cycle of vitality. The Carroll bureau's Young Farmers Committee, which was inactive just six years ago, has started up again and is sponsoring the statewide Young Farmers Retreat in Westminster from Nov. 20 to 22. More than 100 young farmers are expected to attend.It hasn't been easy to attract members who have seen the Farm Bureau as an organization belonging more to their parents and grandparents.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | December 11, 1991
OCEAN CITY -- Carroll County Farm Bureau members were contenders for an overall achievement award from the Maryland Farm Bureau this yearbut lost to Anne Arundel County.The Carroll group, which has 1,330 members, won the Award of Excellence at the annual Farm Bureau convention last year. The award is based on achievement in eight categories.The Maryland Farm Bureau, a private, non-profit group, is the state's largest agricultural organization. It represents 14,000 familiesand is active in lobbying state legislators.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | January 6, 1993
Local farmers expressed concern about the stat reforestation bill and the possible merging of the state Department of Agriculture with the Department of Natural Resources at last night's Carroll County Farm Bureau legislative dinner.The annual dinner at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster was attended by most of the county delegation to the General Assembly and Carroll government officials interested in agriculture."I'd hate to see the Department of Agriculture swallowed up by DNR," said Gary Brauning, president of the Carroll County Farm Bureau.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1998
In a message to local farmers, members of Carroll County's General Assembly delegation vowed to fight any mandatory Pfiesteria control measures and pledged to continue efforts to obtain more money for the new county Agricultural Center building."
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