September 2017 Newsletter

Frederick County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 233,385. It is a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area, yet is also sometimes recognized as part of Western Maryland. The county is home to Catoctin Mountain Park (encompassing the presidential retreat Camp David) and to the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick. The county seat is Frederick, which was home to several celebrated historical figures like Francis Scott Key, Thomas Johnson, Roger B. Taney, and Barbara Fritchie. READ MORE>>

OFFICERS

President: Robert Ramsburg • 9310 Stauffer Rd. Walkersville, MD 21793  240-446-4163    ramsburgr@gmail.com
1st Vice President: Sam Roop • 8313 Ramsburg Rd. Thurmont, MD 21778  301-639-7374  samuelkroop@gmail.com
2nd Vice President: Audrey Wolfe  •  2618 Canada Hill Rd. Myersville, MD 21773 • 301-293-2886    al_wolfe@verizon.net
Secretary: Kelli Wilson  •   P.O. Box 3340, Frederick, MD 21705   301-514-0139    kwilson@mafc.com
Treasurer: Larry Howard  •  6010 Keyser Lane, Frederick, MD 21701    301-662-8547  •  HowardDandL@aol.com
Young Farmers Chair: Elizabeth Shriver  •  FCYoungFarmers@hotmail.com •  https://www.facebook.com/frederickcountyyoungfarmers/ 
Women’s Committee Chair: Nola (Cookie) Ramsburg • 240-446-4544    nbramsburg@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Kelsey Maslen  •  kmaslen@mafc.com
MD Farm Bureau Representative: Emily Snyder  • 240-405-4365    esnyder@mdfarmbureau.com

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Miss Frederick County Farm Bureau, Amanda Farmer!


Pictured left to right: Katie Albaugh (FCFB Miss Coordinator), Jordan Cencula (Miss FCFB Runner Up), Amanda Farmer (Miss FCFB 2017), Megan Millison (Miss FCFB 2016 and Miss Maryland Ag)

 

Frederick County Farm Safety Camp 

The 22nd annual Frederick County Farm Safety Camp was held July 6-8, 2017 at Camp Round Meadows.  The 55 campers in attendance enjoyed activities that included Beekeeping, Wildlife Safety, Fishing Safety, Horse Dentistry, Snake Safety and Food Safety.  Miss Maryland Agriculture, Megan Millison presented on helmet safety.  Safety on the farm is always an interesting conversation with campers.  This year, possible accidents were demonstrated with foam people.  The farming accidents showcased this year included PTO, Manure Spreader and Snow Blower.  Mark you calendar for next year! The 2018 Safety camp will be held June 28-July 1, 2018.

 

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BOARD MEMBERS

Rene Grossnickle  240-566-8749
Daniel Nowell  301-639-3827
Eric Aellen 240-793-8059
Lisa Gaver 301-305-2800
Tod Salisbury 301-371-5918
Tom Mullineaux 410-409-7538
Paul Stull 301-898-9345
Larry Riggs 301-606-3508
Denny Remsburg 240-675-6378
Greg Clabaugh 240-315-5329
Mark Yates 301-748-7494
Robert Black 240-409-7491
Past President: Charles Brault 301-271-3167

AGRICULTURE EDUCATION PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Through hard work, strong support and dedication, the agriculture community is receiving a greater voice with the Frederick County Board of Education (BOE) Ag education program. As many of you know, the ag community received quite a wake‐up call in the spring of 2008, when the BOE cut the funding to build an ag mechanics and woodworking building at the Oakdale High School. This raised significant concern within the farm and agri‐business community not READ MORE

FARM BUREAU REWARD PROGRAM

In the event of a crime on your property, a $1000 reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.

 

FREDERICK COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP (Non-Agricultural Curriculum Major)

A Frederick County Farm Bureau Scholarship has been established for Frederick County youth majoring in a non-agricultural area of study. This scholarship is sponsored by Frederick County Farm Bureau. READ MORE

 

FREDERICK COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP (Agricultural Curriculum Major)

Frederick County Farm Bureau Scholarships have been established for Frederick County youth majoring in an agricultural area of study. These scholarships are sponsored by Frederick County Farm Bureau, Frederick County Farm Bureau Women, and Frederick County Young Farmers. READ MORE

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