Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – August 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 Soil Health Field Day 5:00 – 7:30 at Bumbleroot Farm, 196 Highland Cliff Rd. Windham. We will be touring various summer cover crops and cover crops mixes, discussing and demonstrating cover crop management practices and implements, and discussing soil health measurements, including methods for testing and determining results. Agenda: 5:00 Welcome and Introductions 5:10 Bumbleroot Farm Tour […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2017

August 1, 2017 – Androscoggin County Producers FSA County Committee Nominations Due The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for Maine, Sherry Hamel today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. County committees are […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2017

The Highmoor Farm Field Day – July 26, 2017 The Highmoor Farm Field Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. More information is posted on our website: https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/blog/2017/06/20/highmoor-farm-field-day-july-26-2017/. Registration fee is $25.00 and includes lunch. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Please register by July 17 to […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture Make Sure Your Farm Counts! NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every five years as well as other agricultural surveys. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. The Information you provide is kept confidential by law and will not be disclosed to any […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture Make Sure Your Farm Counts! NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every five years as well as other agricultural surveys. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. The Information you provide is kept confidential by law and will not be disclosed to any […]

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Farm Scoop – March 2017

Free Renewable Energy Workshop Tuesday, April 11, 2017 GPCOG is hosting a Free Renewable Energy Workshop for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses. They will have information on how to access USDA Rural Development guaranteed loan or competitive grant funds for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects. They […]

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Farm Scoop – February 2017

Survey: Farmers and “Intermediated Markets” A new study, funded by USDA, and led by Syracuse University, New York University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) seeks to examine local and regional agricultural production and intermediated markets. The study will examine the opportunities and risks of four main marketing opportunities […]

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Farm Scoop – January 2017

SNAP for Direct Marketing Farmers and Farmers Markets — FREE Webinars USDA has continued funding through May 2017 to assist direct marketing farmers and farmers markets join the SNAP program by providing free equipment to qualified farmers and farmers markets. The National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) has created MarketLink, an online solution […]

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Farm Scoop – December 2016

USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers USDA Maine Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, SED Donovan E. Todd, III , reminds producers that FSA offers targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to assist underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. USDA defines underserved applicants as a […]

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Farm Scoop – November 2016

2016 Maine Food Network Gathering Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Reception to follow. Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono This is the must-attend event for people working and engaged in Maine’s local food sectors. Here’s a preview of the day: Learn ways to increase consumer interest in local Maine food Discover resources […]

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