A invasive beetle has been found once again. This beetle has been discovered on the Eastern shore and will bring the entire state into a federal quarantine. The pest needs to be stopped before it spreads, because it is highly destructive. The beetle is a wood boring beetle, and Maryland needs to protect its ash wood trees. The quarantine will stop any moving of hardwood trees in the quarantined areas as a way to prevent infestation. Maryland is hoping to kill the beetles with other bugs that can attack it, but for now to read more on this and learn how to help stop the evil beetles, go to: “http://www.stardem.com/news/environment/article_597b4826-02a6-53fb-871e-e11fbd489fec.html”
The Mid Shore food system is being changed by Neoma Rohman. As a young girl, Neoma suffered from hunger and thus wants to prevent anyone else from ever feeling that way to. She has created a food safety project that is being funded under a one year agreement. Currently, there is little expectation that this funding will not be renewed. If you want to read more about Neoma and her plans with this project, go to: “http://delmarvafarmer.com/publications/the-delmarva-farmer/2377-rohman-shining-bright-light-on-mid-shore-food-system”
The Upper Shore Regional Council has been noticed for its plan to apply for federal funding! To read more about this go to: ” http://conduitstreet.mdcounties.org/2015/06/25/regional-council-developing-plan-for-federal-broadband-and-transportation-grants/ “
The RMC is looking for speakers to its Rural Summit, “Aspire Maryland”. These proposals are due by July 1, 2015. To find out more about this go to: “http://conduitstreet.mdcounties.org/2015/06/25/call-for-speakers-rmcs-2015-rural-summit-aspire-maryland/ “
Students of Kent County in the STEM program were given a job shadowing program that lasted for two weeks. This program allows students to form realistic expectations of their future careers, including a look into day to day responsibilities and educational requirements needed to obtain these careers. These programs are important to the students because it provides a relationship between academic studies and the real world. To read more about this program go to: ” http://m.myeasternshoremd.com/news/kent_county/article_87803290-30fc-5f71-90a5-2905083ba393.html?mode=jqm “
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore have announced that Advance Maryland is now open to Maryland companies. The program wants Maryland companies to apply because this type of program offers strategic information, free, to help them overcome challenges and take advantage of new and better opportunities.
To read more about this program, and to apply, go to:
All Applications are due by July 30th, 2015 and those companies selected will be notified by the end of August.
Maryland’s eastern shore economic development offices have teamed to create a joint marketing strategy! Click on this link to see the new magazine:
The Upper Shore Regional Council supported the effort, and you can see our spot on page 28