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Farm Bureau Updates

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As you may know, Joe Free passed away last December after a long life involved in all things agriculture, including community service, church and the Frederick County Farm Bureau.

As a member of Farm Bureau all of his life, he served in many offices including the presidency. He was responsible for gathering hundreds of members for the organization and eventually was awarded the Maryland Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award for all his efforts.

Recently, the Free Family decided to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Joe to be administered by the Frederick County Farm Bureau and gave a very generous donation to start the fund. This scholarship is to be available to Frederick County Farm Bureau members who are pursuing a degree in any agricultural curriculum.

We know there are many in our Farm Bureau family and beyond who may wish to participate in this memorial to Joe. To do so, all that is necessary is to send a check made payable to Frederick County Farm Bureau and send it to the attention of our Treasurer Larry Howard at PO Box 3340, Frederick, MD 21705. Please note on the check “Free Memorial.” Your contributions will be greatly appreciated and properly acknowledged to the family.

We are grateful for your participation in this very worthwhile initiative.

Learn about Maryland Farm Bureau’s Scholarship programs


We are having a picnic this year! It will be catered and served due to the pandemic. Therefore, it is very important to RSVP. The picnic will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at Mount Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge. The picnic is free to attend.

5pm: Little Farmer & Farmerette contest
6pm: Scholarship presentations
7pm: Food will be served

RSVP by July 12th to Audrey Wolfe 301-788-4958 or email

It’s a priority at Frederick County Farm Bureau to give our next generation the tools they need to succeed, while improving food awareness in our communities.

Miss Maryland Ag Application 2020

Learn about our scholarship programs. Applications are due April 30th.

Click on the image below to see a video of the 2020 Miss Frederick County Farm Bureau Contest. Thank you to Beth Ahalt and family for hosting  a contest for the contestants and their families. 

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