Our next meeting will be held on February 4, 2015
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Thank you to Wade Kessler, from Pines Distribution, LLC located in New Cumberland, PA, for speaking at our January meeting.

Our next meeting will be held on February 4, 2015, starting at 6:00 PM. We will be meeting at Morgan's American Grill in New Market, MD.

Our speaker will be Angela Burke, Sales and Marketing Manager for Raemelton Farm. Angela will be discussing Raemelton’s journey on the path to sustainable nursery production.

FALCAN is still buying your first beer or glass of wine.
2015 FALCAN & University of Maryland Extension Recertification Seminar

The 2015 FALCAN and University of Maryland Extension Pesticide Conference took place on 1/22/15 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. I believe it was a record crowd at 281 registered. The weather is always a stressful factor but this year it snowed the day before and we had a good weather day for the event. I had many comments on the quality of the speakers and the day went by smoothly. This year the heat and the audio also were flawless at the fairgrounds which caused problems in 2014. Many compliments for the Mountaingate as well!!

I always try to learn something from year to year from this event not only in terms of knowledge but how we as a group can improve the event. I have some ideas for 2016.

Wanted to express Thanks to all that helped (too many to name) on the set up and the tear down. There were many volunteers and it was very quick. Thanks to Kate , Suzanne, and Wanda for running the registration desk and Trish May for bring my go to person for those little annoying items like lights, empty donut trays, extra copies to be made, etc. Chuck Schuster is also a great help on the technical end on the presentations. These contributions all made my day easier and made the overall event go smoothly.

Glad this is over for awhile at least!! I just wish we could do this in August?
FALCAN In The Community

Skip Johnston called me from the Frederick Soup Kitchen and said he wished we could have all witnessed the appreciation expressed for dropping off the extra food from the Mountaingate. They were ever so thankful and we should be glad others were able to benefit from the day as well.
Montgomery County Pesticide Ban

The next public hearing for the Montgomery County pending pesticide ban legislation is set for February 12 , 2015 at 7:30 pm in Rockville. I attended the meeting on January 15th as did many others. It is something all citizens and taxpayers should witness as this is how your tax dollars are being spent. The opposition really needs to pack the room!! It is easy access from Rte 270 and the parking deck is free. I will send more information as I get it.
Property For Sale

Longtime FALCAN member John Bradshaw is looking to sell the property that formerly housed Green Acre Nursery. Located at 6310 Ed Crone Lane, Frederick MD (Off Mt Phillip Road) Six acres zoned “agriculture with special exception for commercial greenhouses and nurseries.” One residence could be constructed on the property. Contact John or Katherine Bradshaw 301-662-1968. There is no realtor involved at this point so call them directly.
Morgan's American Grill is located at:

11717 Old National Pike
New Market, MD  21774

We will be meeting in the private room along the back of the restaurant.

Directions to Morgan's American Grill

Directions from Frederick/Hagerstown

Route 70 east exit 62 marked route 75 to Libertytown and Hyattstown. At stop light turn left.  Proceed to second stop light and turn right. At next traffic light turn right into New Market Shopping Center.  Restaurant is on your left next to the bank.

Directions from Baltimore/DC

Route 70 west exit 62 marked route 75 Libertytown and Hyattstown. At stop light turn right.  Proceed to stop light turn right.  At next traffic light turn right into New Market Shopping Center.  Restaurant is on your left next the bank.
Matthew Clemson

Vice President:
Joe Proskine

Grove Teates

Dan Felice

P.O. BOX 771
Buckeystown, MD 21717-0771
REMINDER:  Your $60 annual dues for your 2015 FALCAN membership can be paid by check. Please make checks out to FALCAN.

If you have suggestions for speakers, please forward them to Dan Felice.
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