Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – December 2018

Opportunities to earn Pesticide Recertification Credits: 78th Annual Agricultural Trades Show Augusta Civic Center, January 15-17 This three day event offers many opportunities to earn pesticide recertification credits. Click here to view the sessions offering credits (PDF). Calibration Pollinators Plant diseases Emerging invasive insects and so much more! There will also be a Core Training […]

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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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Farm Scoop – August 2018

“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course A course to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business. This multi-session course is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable business. Successful completion of this course […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2018

Sustainability Flash Poll Greetings farmers! As we are approaching the mid-summer frenetic pace of abundant weeds, busy markets, and keeping employee (and self) morale invigorated, New Entry, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Cornell Small Farms Program are working to collect input on your experience managing stress on the farm and maintaining “social sustainability”, in hopes of beginning conversations that […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2018

Join us for a FREE webinar on how to build an effective team for your farm! Join TASTE NY, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and Dr. Richard Stup, of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University Ag Labor Management as we discuss how to build effective teams for farms and food-based […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2018

New Soil Health Case Study about Piper Farms The Maine Soil Health Dairy team has a new case study, Piper Farms Saves Big with a Center Pivot about this farm’s innovative irrigation technique which in turn has some soil health benefits. New Dairy Improvement Fund Loan Program Announced – Investments in Maine Dairy Cow Farms and Enterprises  The […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2018

USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Maine Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director SED David R. Lavway reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. During fiscal year 2017 […]

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Farm Scoop – March 2018

Keeping small ruminants healthy with UMaine Extension Keeping sheep, goats, alpacas and other small ruminants healthy is the focus of an April 14 workshop from 1–3 p.m. at the Foxcroft Veterinary Clinic, 1441 Dexter Road, Dover-Foxcroft. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, topics include what is considered normal for specific animals, including nutrition, vaccination schedules, deworming, foot care and […]

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Farm Scoop – February 2018

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Maine The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Maine growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage on most spring-planted crops for the 2018 crop year is March 15. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing policies also have until March 15 to do […]

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