Introducing Mighty Mini Microbe!
She is the main character in the Natural Resource Conservation Service's soon-to-be-released, science-based adventure tale and coloring book for elementary students – “Mighty Mini Microbe’s Tale: The Underground Adventures of Soil’s Superheroes.” Stay tuned!
Do you know someone who is outstanding in Conservation and deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for Conservationist/Cooperator of the Year! Nominations for 2017 are now closed. The 2018 deadline to be announced.
Fall certification for the 2017 - 2018 Cover Crop Program is now closed. We will see you again in the Spring!
The Harford Soil Conservation District, which includes staff of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, will be moving to a new location at 3525 Conowingo Road in Street, Maryland. This move is tentatively scheduled for mid December, 2017.
Along with a new address we will also be getting a new phone number and extensions for staff members. Check back with this website and our Facebook page for the latest updates.
PLEASE NOTE: USDA staff (NRCS and FSA) will remain at the 2205 Commerce Road, Suite C, Forest Hill address until further notice. This WILL affect all programs and your interaction with our District. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this transition. If you have any questions, please contact our current office at (410) 838-6181, Ext. 3 or leave us a message on the “CONTACT US” page.
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 2017
February 8, 2017 - Spring 2017 Fertilizer Dates and Rules for Small Grains and Commodity Crops Announced...CLICK HERE
December 26, 2016 - Manure spreading on farms will be extended a month in 2017... CLICK HERE
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Approved Minutes - October 2017
(Minutes from prior months are available in our office)
Our Current Agenda - December 2017
The Harford Soil Conservation District abides by the MD Open Meetings Act. The Board of Supervisors meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
FSA Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections :
The 2017 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections began on November 6, when ballots were mailed to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is December 4, 2017.
County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws.
To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm may also be eligible to vote. Eligible voters in local administrative area 3, who do not receive a ballot can obtain one from their local USDA Service Center. Area 3 is Route 136 east to Cecil County, and North to York County, PA. The area includes Darlington, Havre de Grace and Aberdeen. December 4, 2017, is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must also be postmarked no later than December 4. Newly elected committee members will take office January 1, 2018.
The candidates in this year’s election are: Thomas L. Adams III and J. Robert Tibbs Jr.
More information on county committees, such as the new 2017 Fact Sheet, can be found on the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or at a local USDA Service Center.
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