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Cooperators Dinner

 

This is an annual event that is hosted by MSCD and held in a participating cooperator facility to honor cooperators for their good stewardship and conservation practices. 

The program focuses on recognizing the cooperators in the county who have made a commitment to conservation.  Supervisors  present a variety of awards, including Cooperator of the Year, Contribution to Agriculture, and Young Farmer Award.  The MSCD also highlights some of the year’s accomplishments, and the programs available to landowners interested in protecting their soil and water resources.

2022 Cooperators Dinner
Hosted by: Windridge Vineyard  in Darnestown, MD

September 19, 2022

Guests enjoyed a guided tour of Windridge Vineyards fields and grounds, guided by Robert Butz and staff; wine tasting sponsored by Corteva/ Pioneer Seed and a fantastic meal catered by Simply Fresh.  The night finished with our awards ceremony where we honored our Cooperator of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and presented Board Supervisor, Robert Butz, with a Supervisor of the Year award, which was awarded at the MASCD meeting in August. 

2022 Cooperator of the Year

Misty Gleann

Teacher of the Year

Lissa Vincent

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Willard logo

Marchwicki

Excavating Co.

Seneca Ayr

Farm

Laytonsville Turf

Farm, LLC

And thank you to our 2022 Conservation  Supporters!

Bill Jamison

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J. David Mullinix & Sons

Wine tasting was sponsored by Corteva/ Pioneer Seed. 

Special thanks to Windridge Vineyard  for hosting!

2021 Cooperators Dinner
Hosted by: Butler's Orchard in Germantown, MD

September 15, 2021

Guests enjoyed a tractor tour of Butler's Orchard's fields and grounds, guided by Wade Butler and Ben Butler; a demonstration of pumpkin chunkin' by staff; commemorations of the MSCD's 75th year, including reading from historic meeting minutes by John Zawitoski; Conservation Award
presentations; and a fantastic meal catered by Simply Fresh.

Senator Chris Van Hollen recognized the MSCD's 75th anniversary (2020) with a citation from his office. County Executive Marc Elrich and Special Assistant Dale Tibbitts also joined the MSCD to commemorate our 75th year.

2021 Cooperator of the Year

Delaney Gladhill

Contribution to Agriculture Award

Ben Allnutt of Homestead Farm

Recognition of District Supervisors for Years of Service

Wade Butler, Pam Saul, and Robert Stabler

Recognition of District Employees for Years of Service

J. Harne and Paul Meyer

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

Marchwicki

Excavating Co.

Laytonsville Turf

Farm, LLC

And thank you to our 2021 Conservation  Supporters!

Bill Jamison

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J. David Mullinix & Sons

Special thanks to Butler's Orchard  for hosting!

2019 Cooperators Dinner
Hosted by: Brooke Grove Farm in Olney, MD

September 11, 2019

Guests enjoyed a screening of the locally-produced video "Conservation Kids," a Green STEM documentary; a walking tour of Brooke Grove Farm’s conservation efforts; Conservation Award
presentations; and a great meal, all within the bucolic setting of Brook Grove Farm.

2019 Cooperator of the Year

Windridge Farm, LLC

Contribution to Agriculture Award

Dr. Charles Mess

Outstanding Employee and Customer Service

J. Harne

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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Marchwicki

Excavating Co.

Laytonsville Turf

Farm, LLC

Willard logo

And thank you to our 2019 Conservation  Supporters!

Gladhill Brothers Tractor logo

Montgomery County

Weed Control

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Air View

Farm

Bill Jamison

Pioneer Seed

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Special thanks to Brooke Grove Farm  for hosting and to Lewis Orchards for providing fruits and vegetables!

2018 Cooperators Dinner
Hosted by: William F. Willard Farms in Poolesville, MD

2018 Cooperator of the Year

Dr. Lucy Tidd

2018 Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Anthony Righter

Conservation and Education Award

Lisa Righter

Thank you to Hans Schmidt from the Maryland Department of Agriculture for joining us to give a special presentation on WIP III goals.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Farm & Equine Business Services logo

Marchwicki

Excavating Co.

Laytonsville Turf

Farm, LLC

Willard logo

Sunny Ridge Farm

And thank you to our 2018 Conservation  Supporters!

Gladhill Brothers Tractor logo

Montgomery County

Weed Control

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Special thanks to William F. Willard Farms  for hosting!

2017 Cooperators Dinner
Hosted by: Waredaca Brewing Company

2017 Cooperator of the Year

Eleanor Leak

2017 Equine Conservation Award

Dr. Charles Mess

Mrs. Carolyn Lechlider also accepted an American Flag flown over the capitol in honor of her late husband, George, a long time member of the MSCD Board.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Farm & Equine Business Services logo

Marchwicki

Excavating Co.

Laytonsville Turf

Farm, LLC

Willard logo

And thank you to our 2017 Conservation  Supporters!

Newsom Seed logo

Air View Farm

Gladhill Brothers Tractor logo

Montgomery County

Weed Control

Special thanks to Waredaca Brewing and Waredaca Equine for hosting!

Waredaca Brewing Company logo
Waredaca logo
2016 Cooperators Dinner
Hosted by: Bethesda– Chevy Chase Chapter Izaak Walton League of America

2016 Cooperator of the Year

Lauren Greenberger

2016 Volunteer of the Year

Chuck Schuster, UMD Extension Agent

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Marchwicki

Excavating Co.

Farm & Equine Business Services logo
Willard logo

And thank you to our 2016 Conservation  Supporters!

Air View Farm - William E. Barnes Homestead Farm

Stoney Castle Farm

Windridge Farm, LLC

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