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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2010
More shutdowns are predicted at the Howard County Soil Conservation District after the County Council approved slightly higher fees for required development review plans Monday night, continuing the long struggle between the Ulman administration and the independent agency. New legislation introduced for scheduled council votes in July include a bill to preserve 500 acres of farmland at historic Doughoregan Manor, which is also the subject of a zoning board hearing Wednesday night — all pieces of a complex plan to rezone a portion of the property for 325 new homes clustered in one section of the 892-acre estate.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 18, 2014
Lee McDaniel, a farmer from Darlington and longtime member of the Harford Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, has been confirmed as president-elect of the National Association of Conservation Districts. "I am honored to know that I will be the first NACD President from Maryland," said McDaniel, who has been involved in the national association for several years. NACD represents the country's 3,000 conservation districts and nearly 17,000 men and women who serve on their boards.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 18, 2014
Lee McDaniel, a farmer from Darlington and longtime member of the Harford Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, has been confirmed as president-elect of the National Association of Conservation Districts. "I am honored to know that I will be the first NACD President from Maryland," said McDaniel, who has been involved in the national association for several years. NACD represents the country's 3,000 conservation districts and nearly 17,000 men and women who serve on their boards.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 21, 2013
The Maryland State Soil Conservation Committee is accepting nominations for appointment to the Harford Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors. The appointment will be to fill the unexpired term of Michael S. Birch on Oct. 17, 2016. Nominations should be sent to: State Soil Conservation Committee, Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Room 306, Annapolis, MD 21401. Any interested individual or organization may submit a recommendation. Nomination forms are available at the Harford County Extension Office, P.O. Box 663, 2335 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | January 7, 1993
Soil conservation isn't something special for dairy farmer Don Brower. It's just the way he does his job.Still, the 32-year-old Taneytown resident's eight-year involvement with the state soil conservation board has earned him the group's Cooperator of the Year award for 1992."
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April 29, 2001
Conservation board to give $3,000 for new ag building The Soil Conservation District board has made a pledge of $3,000 over the next three years to the new Agriculture Center building. Stuart Leister, chairman of the Carroll Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, recently made an initial $1,000 donation to Ag Center Board President Lawrence Meeks.
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September 30, 2001
Panel seeks nominees for conservation board Nominations for an appointment to the Carroll County Soil Conservation District board of supervisors are being accepted by the Maryland Soil Conservation Committee. The new board member's term will begin Nov. 17. Members attend monthly meetings. Nominees should have a knowledge of and interest in land use and the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources. Members must be Carroll County residents. Nomination forms are available from Bryan Butler at the Carroll County Extension Office on Smith Avenue, or from the Soil Conservation District Office at 1004 Littlestown Pike.
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January 20, 1991
The Harford Soil Conservation District and the USDA Soil Conservation Service will sponsor a public meeting to inform agricultural landowners about the proposed cost-share program for the Deer Creek watershed 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at The Cooperative Extension Office, 2335 Rockspring Road, Forest Hill.The project will authorize cost-share assistance to landowners who want to install best management practices to help solve problems with cropland erosion, animal waste andwater quality. It also will provide cost-share money to compliment existing sources ofCost-Share Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services (ASCS)
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April 28, 1991
The Carroll Soil Conservation District Board members have congratulated Bill Buchman for his dedication to soil conservation and water quality.Bill Buchman and his wife own and operate a vegetable and grain farm on Coon Club Road here.Bill also manages eight greenhouses and about 600 acres, in whichhe grows pumpkins, sweet corn, field corn and soybeans.About 35 percent of Bill's rented fields have been contoured by the Carroll Soil Conservation District, and nearly all row crops are planted using no-till.
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February 10, 2002
State writers' group schedules contest, annual conference The Maryland Writers' Association will hold its annual writers' conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 10 at Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. The conference gives writers a chance to participate in sessions led by established authors, instructors and motivational speakers. Author Nancy Kress, a columnist for Writer's Digest magazine, will be the keynote speaker. The Maryland Writers' Association and 1stBooks.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2010
More shutdowns are predicted at the Howard County Soil Conservation District after the County Council approved slightly higher fees Monday night for required development review plans. The move continues the long struggle between the Ulman administration and the independent agency. New legislation included a bill that would preserve 500 acres of farmland at historic Doughoregan Manor, which is also the subject of a zoning board hearing Wednesday night — part of a plan to rezone a portion of the property for 325 new homes clustered in one section of the 892-acre estate.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2010
For those who believe that developers write their own ticket in Howard County by virtue of their political campaign contributions, the convoluted 18-month drama centering on the Howard County Soil Conservation District might offer some comfort. This low-profile, yet vital, independent agency represents one of the longest disputes in the nearly four-year term of County Executive Ken Ulman. Builders feel themselves caught in a bureaucratic/political turf battle that has delayed plan reviews vital to their recession-battered industry while forcing them to pay new fees for the work.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | September 13, 2009
Bob Robertson watched quietly from the back of the room as the Howard County Council approved development review fees that might not cover the salary for the job he's held for a quarter-century. The agronomist remained stoic, even though the fees that will pay his and co-worker Geof Schoming's salaries are much lower than those requested by the independently run Howard County Soil Conservation District. He took some comfort in the council's promise during last week's session that if the fees do not cover costs, the agency can request during the county's annual budget review in April that they be raised.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | September 3, 2009
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is requesting an audit of the independent Soil Conservation District in what appears to be an escalation of a months-long dispute with the tiny, normally low-profile agency, which threatened last week to shut down processing all development plans in the county. Ulman pointed to last week's claims from soil district officials: first, that they were out of money to pay two workers who review development plans for erosion and sediment controls and that all work would stop, followed the next day by word that money had been found.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | June 14, 2009
Dozens of Howard County homebuilders already suffering through the recession are up in arms about sharply higher sediment- and erosion-control review fees they could be charged starting July 1. The new rates proposed by the Howard County Soil Conservation District, an independent agency that reviews development plans for soil runoff, would impose more than $520,000 in new fees for a single section of Maple Lawn, the upscale, mixed-use community under...
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July 20, 2008
Computer training workshops at HCC Harford Community College is offering its Computer Training for Re-entry Women series to help women who are re-entering the work force, need to gain or improve computer skills, or want to advance or change their career. Workshops include: *Starting Over: Women will identify strengths and map out strategies to achieve personal and professional goals. *Computer Training for Re-entry Women: Women will learn how to use new computer skills. *Excel for Re-entry Women: Women learn how to create and use spreadsheets.
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August 13, 2000
Referendum vote on pork program set for Sept. 19-21 Carroll County Farm Service Agency has announced final procedures and dates for the referendum on continuation of the pork checkoff program. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman has authorized a vote on continuing the program in February. The congressionally mandated pork checkoff program is funded by assessments collected from producers when hogs are sold. Funds are used for pork promotion, research and consumer information. Voting will be held Sept.
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By Diane Mullaly | January 2, 1991
50 Years Ago (week of Dec. 29, 1940 -- Jan. 4, 1941):* Firemen from Halethorpe in Baltimore County successfully put out a fire at a gasoline station on Washington Boulevard in Elkridge last Saturday. The driver of a tractor-trailer loaded with empty beer cases lost control of his vehicle when the brakes locked. The truck to skidded off the road and crashed into the fuel pumps. The truck driver suffered minor injuries in the accident.* Howard County's January quota for the military draft was filledthis week when seven men were named by the Howard County Draft Board.
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May 28, 2006
Relay for Life benefit set Friday, Saturday The Howard County Relay For Life, an overnight event to raise money for the American Cancer Society, will be held Friday and Saturday at Hammond High School in Columbia. Teams camp out around a track all night, while team members take turns walking or running around the track. Music, dancing, games and picnics entertain participants. The event will begin with a Survivors Reception, followed by opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Survivors will take the traditional first lap around the track.
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