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December 2021

AASCD Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Districts were organized and created by federal law in 1937 in response to devastating soil erosion conditions that existed in the United States during the late 1920s and 1930s. In 1929, the United States Congress appropriated about $160,000 for erosion control experiments. The work of research centers established with these funds expanded as the economic disaster of the Dust Bowl in the Midwest became a cause for national concern. The Soil Erosion Service (SES) of the U.S. Department of the…

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Christmas Day

December 24

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on December 24th in recognition of Christmas Day. Christmas is celebrated on December 25 and is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis…

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January 2022

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2022

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on January 1st in recognition of New Year's Day. Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the Gregorian calendar, and continue into the early hours of January 1 (New Year’s Day). Common traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year’s foods, making resolutions for the new…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2022

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on January 17th in recognition of Martin Luther King's Birthday. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the entire nation pauses in remembrance of a civil rights hero. At least, that’s the point of the federal holiday that takes place on the third Monday of each January. MLK Day was designed to honor the activist and minister assassinated in 1968, whose accomplishments have continued to inspire generations of Americans.

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February 2022

2022 Southern Maryland Vegetable & Fruit Production Meeting

February 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Baden Volunteer Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD 20613 United States
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Southern MD Vegetable & Fruit Production Meeting Make plans to attend the Southern Maryland Vegetable and Fruit Production Meeting on February 10, 2022 at the Baden Volunteer Fire Department. This meeting will provide Private Applicator Recertification & Nutrient Applicator Voucher Recertification. Speakers will provide IPM updates and present on a broad range of production topics. Also at this meeting sponsors will showcase their products and services, and state vegetable organization leaders will be present to recruit and answer your questions.…

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President’s Birthday

February 21, 2022

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on February 21st in recognition of President's Day. Presidents' Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents' Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of…

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April 2022

Good Friday

April 15, 2022

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on April 15th in recognition of Good Friday. The most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God, and whose life and teachings are the foundation of Christianity. After the last supper, Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, put on trial, sentenced to death. He was then tied and nailed by the wrists and feet to a large…

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May 2022

Memorial Day

May 30, 2022

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on May 30th in recognition of Memorial Day. While the first commemorative Memorial Day events weren’t held in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen in battle dates back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans held annual days of remembrance for loved ones (including soldiers) each year, festooning their graves with flowers and holding public festivals and feasts in their honor. In Athens, public…

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