Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – July 2015

Livestock First Aid and Safety Livestock First Aid and Safety on Friday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. This webinar will focus on basic first aid techniques for use with livestock and working animals. Click here to log-in as a guest and participate in the free live event. The webinar will also be recorded for later viewing. […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2015

FSA County Committees Are you a beginning or small-scale farmer? Are you producing for organic or local markets? Do you work for an organization that represents any of these producer types? Please join a call on Monday, June 29th at 3:oo p.m. Eastern to learn about the process, timeline and criteria for nomination to the […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2015

USDA Packages Disaster Protection with Loans to Benefit Specialty Crop and Diversified Producers Free basic coverage and discounted premiums available for new and underserved loan applicants (Casper, WY) – May 28, 2015 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Gregor Goertz, today announced that producers who apply for FSA […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2015

FREE Webinar – Avian Influenza: Reducing Risks for the Northeast Join Cooperative Extension for an informative webinar: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7 to 8 p.m. Hosts: UMCE and the Maine Poultry Growers Association Join via computer at https://meet.maine.edu/avianinfluenza/. Please test your computer beforehand. USDA Offers Farm Loans for Targeted Underserved Groups (Bangor, ME, April 28, […]

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Farm Scoop – November 2014

Free Trial for Ag Software Farmbrite is a small farm management and records software that helps small farms keep organized and running smoothly. Web and mobile enabled features help users keep better records, plan & optimize crop production, track income and expenses, manage animal husbandry, organize and plan farm schedules, track important contacts and more. Try a free 30 […]

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Farm Scoop – October 2014

Webinar — Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm During this webinar, a team of researchers at Penn State University will discuss the use of cover crop “cocktails” or mixtures to achieve weed suppression, nitrogen scavenging, nitrogen provisioning, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. Results from a study of winter cover crops […]

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Farm Scoop – September 2014

2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium Electronic registration and payment via credit card for the 2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium is now available. You may register up to 2 people online from the same farm and pay with a credit card. If you wish to register more people, please register by mail and send […]

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Farm Scoop – August

Microscope Workshop for Farmers Common internal parasites of sheep, goats, and camelids can be detected using fecal flotation methods. Equip yourself with microscopy skills that improve your ability to make sound management decisions. Where: J. Franklin Witter Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town, Maine When: Saturday August 9th, 2014. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Workshop fee: […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2014

Is Endophyte a Concern for Maine Livestock Producers? This spring a few beef producers contacted UMaine Extension concerned that Endophyte infected fescue or perennial ryegrass may be adversely affecting their pregnant cattle. In other states Endophyte (fungus) infected pastures can cause abortions and/or poor weight gains in cattle and other livestock that graze these grasses. […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2014

Farm & Homestead Day – June 14 Farm & Homestead Day, a free event, offers hands-on and interactive sessions on farming and homesteading skills. It will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center on Crosby Brook Road in Unity. More information can be […]

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