For Sale: 2014 BBI-Liberty Pull Type Lime Spreader
10 Ton Capacity. 20" bar chain sweep, tandem axle with high floatation tires. Fans driven by 540 PTO. Lime spreader has never had commercial fertilizer or chicken litter ran through it. Asking $18,000 or best offer. Contact ASCD office at 240-609-3493 or email ASCD Secretary, Mona Lee for more information.
2022 Allegany County Envirothon
Allegany County's Envirothon was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Rocky Gap campgrounds. Eight local high schools competed in Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and 5th Issue stations. This years 5th Issue is Waste to Resources.
Allegany High School Teams: The Tulip Poplars, The Flower Rangers, The Hellgrammites
Fort Hill High School Teams: Tree Huggers, Howard's Hero's
Mountain Ridge Team: The Beetles
Bishop Walsh Teams: 1 and 2 1st Place Soils
Allegany's The Flower Rangers scored highest in Soils with 67 points, followed closely by Mountain Ridge The Beetles with 65 points. BW's Team 1 scored in third place with 47 points.
Overall, 1st place went to Allegany's The Flower Rangers. 2nd place was awarded to Mountain Ridge, The Beetles, and 3rd place went to Allegany's Helgrammites. The Flower Rangers will represent Allegany County at the State event on June 22nd at the University of Maryland Clarksville Research Farm in Ellicott City, MD. The National Event is scheduled the week of July 24 - 30, 2022 in Oxford, OH.
Do you need a permit?
The Maryland Department of Agriculture has revised and updated its Farmer's Guide to Environmental Permits. The Guide serves as a quick reference to help farmers, businesses and individuals comply with Maryland's environmental regulations. It includes state authorizations issued by the Maryland Departments of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources. A commonly needed federal approval, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 permit, is also included. The newly revised Farmer's Guide to Environmental Permits is available here.