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Wormseed was once a growing industry in the county [Eagle Archives]

The economy, jobs creation, and unemployment continue to be in the national and state news these days. Locally, the business and economic climate has changed in the last few years. To be certain, change has been a constant dynamic in the local economy since the beginnings of our county in the 1700s. The one thing that has remained the same in spite of all the changes, is that agriculture continues to be a major industry in Carroll. But one agricultural product many younger readers may not be familiar with that has not withstood the test of time is an ancient medicine known for its distinctive, unpleasant smell — wormseed. "Wormseed is an herb. The flowers are used to...