Agriculture Calendar — April 29

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The 28th annual Maryland Two-Cylinder Club Antique Tractor Show will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Gladhill Tractor Mart, U.S. 340 at Mount Zion Road, Frederick. Admission is free. Activities include antique and garden tractors on display and in a pull, kids’ barrel train rides, hay rides, various vendors, food, live music, tractor games and an afternoon tractor parade. All tractors are welcome. This event is held in conjunction with the Mason Dixon Historical Society truck show on Sunday, as well as Gladhill’s open house. For more information, visit For details on the pull, contact Marshall Gladhill at 301-663-6060. Contact Howard Salan, 443,677-8928, for tractor info, and Jason Green, 301-712-6402, tractor games.

Five Maryland Thoroughbred farms in the state are featured on the Maryland Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. Summer Wind Farm, 14024 New Windsor Road, Union Bridge; and Shamrock Farm, 4926 Woodbine Road, Woodbine are two local farms on the tour. The other three are in Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties. Register for free tickets at each location you plan to visit. For more information and complete list of farms, call 410-252-2100 or visit

The National Wheat Foundation is accepting grower enrollment for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. There are two categories — winter wheat and spring wheat; and two subcategories — dryland and irrigated. The Foundation is accepting entries for winter wheat. Any wheat grower 14 years and older and a member of a state wheat growing association or NAWG is eligible. Eddie Mercer Agri-Services Inc. and Syngenta AgriPro will be offering an incentive to their customers in Maryland who participate in the contest. The two will pay the state winner $1,000 if the entry is Mercer Brand or Syngenta seed. In addition, Eddie Mercer will pay all county winners $200 if they win with a Mercer Brand MBX Wheat. For more information on contest guidelines, deadlines and prizes, visit, or contact Danielle Bauer at the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board: phone 443-262-8491 or email The deadline for winter wheat entries is May 15.

The Maryland Grain Producers Association will offer four $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing an agriculture-related degree or career in 2019. Applicants must be a resident of Maryland and be enrolled or accepted to a four-year institution working toward a bachelor’s, or enrolled or accepted to a two-year institution with an agricultural program. The applicant or the applicants’ immediate family must be involved in the production of grain in Maryland. The selection is based on the student’s agricultural background, family farm involvement, financial need, academic performance, agricultural related studies, career goals, and extracurricular activities. The awards will be presented at the Maryland Commodity Classic at Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park on July 25. Recipients will be notified in advance and are expected to attend. Interested students should return a completed application to be received by May 17. For application and more information, visit

The Johnsville Ruritan Spring Show will be held May 18 and 19 at the club building on Md. 75, Johnsville. An antique tractor pull is 10 a.m. Saturday. Music by Forever Young is at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed at 2 p.m. by the cake and pie auction and 3 p.m. raffle drawing. Kids’ activities include a moon bounce, kiddie pull and a barrel train. Fried chicken platters, sandwiches, fries, pie and cake will be available for purchase.For more information, call 301-662-8951 or msgrossnickle@comcast.

The Mid-Atlantic Crop Advisers are offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to college students pursuing a degree in plant sciences, soil sciences or agronomy in 2019. Applicants must be a resident of or attending a four-year university or two-year program in the Mid-Atlantic region. The awards will be presented Nov. 20 at the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School in Ocean City. Application deadline is June 1. For more information, visit or call Danielle Bauer at 443-262-8491.

The Maryland Dairy Princess Association is seeking candidates for the 2019 Maryland Dairy Princess. Dairy princesses visit fairs, schools, grocery stores and more promoting dairy products and the dairy industry. Candidates must be a resident of Maryland, own at least one dairy animal in a 4-H or FFA project and/or be enrolled for at least two years in a dairy-related project, including dairy foods, dairy judging, dairy bowl and/or dairy leasing programs (not just dairy goats and dairy steers) OR be a daughter of a dairy farmer, dairy farm manager or herdsman or an employee in a dairy-related industry, including a farm store, cooperative, DHIA, feed supplier, veterinarian, milk inspector OR be employed herself as one of the above; and be 16 years old or turn 16 during 2019 and must not reach her 22nd birthday by Dec. 31. Candidates may not hold a county Farm Bureau or dairy breed queen/princess title that would cross over for more than three months. The association is also looking for Dairy Maids to represent Maryland. The Dairy Maid program prepares future princesses and provides promotional opportunities for younger dairy enthusiasts. Eligible young ladies between the ages of 13 and 16 may become a Dairy Maid. Dairy princesses are chosen to represent their county or region, and each county or regional princess goes forward to compete in the Maryland Dairy Princess Contest July 9 to 10 at the Clarion in Frederick. Dairy Maids must be able to attend maid training on July 10. Interested candidates may call 301-349-0750 or e-mail

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Boonsboro Farmers Market. Shafer Park, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 7 through mid-October. Baked goods, seedlings, local meat, produce. 301-471-9816.

Carroll County Farmers Market. Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Drive, Westminster. Market is open through December. 410-848-7748 or

Farmers Market at NCI. NCI-Frederick, Building 549 lobby, Fort Detrick, open to the public. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through October.

Field Fresh Farmers Market. Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Features 30+ vendors. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturdays through Nov. 23 (closed Sept. 14 and 21 for The Great Frederick Fair). 21+ vendors.

Frederick City Market. Parking lot of the old Carmack-Jay’s building, 331 N. Market St., Frederick. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, May 12 through Nov. 24.

Frederick Farmers Market. Wolf’s Furniture parking lot, 1215 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Locally grown, raised and produced.

Frederick Fairgrounds Farmers Market. Frederick Fairgrounds, use Gate #2, Building 12, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Open all year. Call Chuck Staley at 301-748-9592 for more information. SNAP and WIC accepted.

Jefferson Farmers Market, Jefferson Ruritan, 4603 Lander Road, Jefferson, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, rain or shine, opens May 8. New vendors for 2019. 301-473-8330 or the Facebook page.

Middletown Farmers Market. Parking lot of Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St., Middletown. Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. May 2 to Oct. 17. Opening day activities include a bounce house. May 9: Kids can decorate a pot and planter for mom. or 301-524-1035.

Myersville Farmers Market. Municipal parking lot next to Myersville Town Hall/Volunteer Fire Company at 301 Main St., Myersville. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 26. Expanded for 2019 to include fresh fruits and vegetables along with artisan goods and crafts, baked goods, local honey, meats and eggs, and local mead and wines. 301-524-1035 or

New Market Farmers Market. New Market Elementary School, 93 W. Main St., New Market, and the neighboring property at 105 W. Main St., 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 11 and 25, June 15 and 22, July 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 24, Sept. 14 and 28, and Oct. 12 and 26. Local farms, food vendors, wine, artisans, home and garden products, woodcrafters, community organizations. 301-639-1729 or

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