Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – July 2019

Poultry Processing Workshop July 25, 2019 Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Fee: $75; $60 for MOFGA members. Join an elite crew of poultry processing professionals for a workshop about how to process poultry. Registration Information on the Poultry Processing Workshop. Why Farmers Markets Need Great Merchandising […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2019

Invasive Forest Pests July 29, 2019 Monday, 9a.m. to 12p.m. University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine Attendance is free to all who wish to attend. Program brochure for more information. Please contact the SWCD at 207-241-5377 or at info@androscogginswcd.org with any questions or to reserve a spot. Learn about the history […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2019

USDA presents Summer Soil Health Meetings for female landowners Free meetings scheduled July 9-11, 2019, in Central Maine BANGOR (May 29, 2019) – With nearly half of our nation’s farmland currently owned or co-owned by women, their input in the resource conservation process is vital! Women who own or manage farmland in Maine are invited to […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2019

Shared-Use Farm Equipment (SUFE) Program Through this service, MOFGA provides an opportunity for farmers to borrow farm equipment at a reasonable cost. Farmers can join for an annual enrollment fee of $100, giving them access to the following equipment: SEEDBED CULTIVATOR 2-SHANK SUBSOILER PLASTIC MULCH LAYER CUSTOM RIDGE TILLER CUSTOM STRIP TILLER 3D PRINTER How […]

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Farm Scoop – March 2019

Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018 Margin Protection Program Retroactive Enrollment Begins March 25 WASHINGTON, March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up […]

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Farm Scoop – February 2019

Open Farm Day Open Farm Day Participants Register Today for Open Farm Day! Are you a Maine farm who wants to help the public learn more about your farm’s role in agriculture? Are you able to host visitors to your farm Sunday, July 28, 2019?  We invite you to be a host for the 30th […]

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Farm Scoop – January 2019

Reminder/Last call for early registration… 2019 Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show: Navigating Change – Strategies for Success Apply by Tomorrow & Attend for FREE! Harvest New England is pleased to offer scholarships to qualified producers from New England to attend Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show, February 27 and […]

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Farm Scoop – December 2018

Farm Labor Sessions at Maine’s Agricultural Trades Show Have you experienced challenges finding good labor on your farm? If this is the case, you are not alone. Join the Farm Labor Link Network, MOFGA, University of Cooperative Extension, the Maine Department of Labor, legal experts, and fellow farmers for back to back sessions to explore options and share […]

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Farm Scoop – November 2018

Winter Greens Production Three-Day Short Course at UVM Scholarships still available! See below for details. Did you know it is possible to maintain green, nutritious, delicious vegetable production throughout the cold, northern winters of Vermont? Come learn how to use Passive Solar Greenhouses to grow cold hearty greens 365 days per year. In our three-day, […]

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Farm Scoop – October 2018

Webinar: Dairy Revenue Protection Program Webinar offered on new dairy revenue protection program Contact: Erin Roche, 207.949.2940, erin.roche@maine.edu Orono, Maine—University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free webinar about Dairy Revenue Protection, a new program of the USDA Risk Management Agency, on Oct. 30 from 12 noon–1 p.m. The webinar provides a program overview […]

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