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August 2021

Crops Twilight Barbecue & Ice Cream Social

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You are invited to a Field Crops Research Twilight, Barbecue and Ice Cream Social at the Central Maryland Research & Education Center, 2005 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. A barbecue dinner will be served at 4:00 pm followed by homemade ice cream prior to the evening tour. University of Maryland Extension Educators and Specialist will showcase their field crop, vegetable and fruit research plots. The event is free but a…

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AASCD Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 18 @ 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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September 2021

Labor Day

September 6

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on September 6th in recognition of Labor Day. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, street parades and athletic events.

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AASCD Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 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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October 2021

AASCD Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 20 @ 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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November 2021

Veteran’s Day

November 11

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on November 11th in recognition of Veteran's Day. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during…

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AASCD Board of Supervisors Meeting

November 17 @ 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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Thanksgiving

November 25

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on November 25th in recognition of Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2021 occurs on Thursday, November 25. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863,…

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Thanksgiving Friday

November 26

The Soil Conservation Office will be closed on November 26th in recognition of Thanksgiving Friday. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2021 occurs on Thursday, November 25. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863,…

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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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