Howard County Executive Ken Ulman's hands and shoes will probably look a little dirtier than usual Tuesday when he trades jobs with one local farmer as part of the ninth-annual Farm-City Celebration.
At the same time, Nora Crist, of Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City, will be standing in for Ulman as "County Executive" on Tuesday morning, learning about some of the day-to-day tasks faced by the local government in Ellicott City.
Ulman will help run the beef, swine, sheep, poultry and produce operations at Clark's Elioak Farm, which sells produce and features the Enchanted Forest walking trail.
Ulman and Crist will talk about their experiences at a luncheon at Clark's Elioak Farm and Ulman is expected to announce a new agricultural grant fund, according to a county press release.
The Howard County Farm-City Celebration features numerous events throughout the week, including farmers markets, informational sessions and plenty of family activities meant to "bridge the gap between urban citizens and agriculture," according to the the county' s farm heritage website.