Carroll County Farm Museum President David Brauning spoke about the continuing decline in farming over the last half dozen decades, revealing that in 1959, over 224,805 acres in Carroll served agriculture as compared to only 132,630 acres presently. The Executive Director of the Union Mills Homestead Jane Sewell commented on the future of recreation and the arts. “There is a huge need for a large multi-purpose sports complex for swimming, ice hockey, skating, team sports, track and field, etc. There must be a large indoor facility as well as several artificial turf fields,” Sewell said. The former President of the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Service Association, Dennis Brothers, presented on public safety. Brothers stressed the need for a new jail, regionalized Sheriff precincts, and centralized fire and emergency medical services (EMS).