Michel Elben is the agriculture/general assignment reporter for the Carroll County Times. Prior to the Times, Michel was a reporter for American Farm Publications. She is a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Communication Arts.
Hampstead bakery creates cakes for Baltimore Ravens' wins
Fourth-generation 4-H'er Eli Barber, 9, anxiously watched as his mini-rocket was launched in the grassy area of the Carroll County Agriculture Center. He smiled proudly as he witnessed it successfully fly through the air during the annual 4-H rocket competition Saturday morning. "I was nervous before it launched off. But when I saw it take off, I was really excited," Eli said. "This is his first year doing everything in 4-H," added Eli's father, Kyle Barber, of Silver Run.
The Carroll County Venturing Crew 202 Envirothon team will represent Maryland at the North American Envirothon from Sunday, July 23 to Saturday, July 29 at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg. More than 40 teams from the United States, Canada and China are expected to compete.
Lamb produced by Evermore Farm in Westminster will be an ingredient in the grilled Persian-style kofta barbecue with tomato shirazi and mujaddara salads offered during Gov. Larry Hogan's annual invitation-only Buy Local Cookout on Thursday, July 20. According to a Maryland Department of Agriculture news release, 21 recipes were selected based on availability of ingredients, geographic representation, maximum use of local ingredients and creativity.
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Selecting a term
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