Thursday, September 06, 2012
Eagle Archive: Kinzy found rocky soil, but planted a fertile seed in Cooperative Extension
Labels: 4H, Ag, Ag Carroll Co Ext Service, Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, History 1910s, People Ford Tom
By Kevin Dayhoff, September 1, 2012 http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0902-20120901,0,1065554.story
Much has changed in Westminster and Carroll County since Grover Kinzy, the first Maryland Cooperative Extension agent, came to town on Nov. 10, 1916 — in part, as a response to the economic chaos in the agriculture community resulting from the market repercussions of World War I.
Kinzy's office was in the Times Building, across the street from the old Westminster fire hall on Main Street in Westminster. One of the first things Kinzy did was help start local 4-H clubs.
According to the definitive history book on agriculture in Carroll County — "Legacy of the Land" by Carol Lee — it wasn't an easy task for Kinzy… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0902-20120901,0,1065554.story
… Tom Ford, the county agriculture adviser-consultant in the Carroll County office of the Cooperative Extension Service, wrote on Sept. 19, 1992… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0902-20120901,0,1065554.story
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