Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – March 2014

Maine Hay Directory & Maine Straw Directory Do you have enough hay to get through the winter?  Do you have hay for sale?  Use the Maine Hay Directory to locate possible hay sources or post the availability of your hay. If you need straw or have straw for sale, use the Maine Straw Directory. York […]

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Farm Scoop – February 2014

Webinar on Availability of Agricultural Grants and Application Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 10:00 a.m.-Noon Hosted by Farm Credit East Northeast producers are invited to participate in a webinar that will provide answers to questions about the grant process. This webinar is hosted by Farm Credit East. This webinar will provide information on grants available to […]

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Farm Scoop — December 2013/January 2014

New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference Dates: December 17–19 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. sessions, plus evening events Location: Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH Cost: $105 for the first member of farm or business; $75 each additional member. Includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and […]

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Farm Scoop — October/November 2013

The MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference Join with other farmers, University of Maine faculty and UMaine Extension educators, and other agricultural professionals to share information and farming experiences on November 2 – 4, 2013. Full details, including registration and scholarship application forms, are available on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) website. For […]

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Farm Scoop — September 2013

Online Form to Report Livestock Losses from Predators The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has partnered with USDA Wildlife Services to offer an online form to record predator attacks and losses of livestock in Maine. USDA Wildlife Services will use the data to plan and implement effective control measures, and farmers and others will be […]

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Farm Scoop — August 2013

New UMaine Extension Publications Ergot of Barley and Other Small Grains, Bulletin #1014 Botrytis Neck Rot in Maine Garlic, Bulletin #1207 Growing Hardneck Garlic in Your Maine Garden, Bulletin #2063 UMaine Extension Small Grains Website & Newsletter Small grains have long played an important role in Maine agriculture, and their value is increasing with new […]

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Farm Scoop — July 2013

York County Farm Network Twilight Sprayer Calibration Clinic The York County Farmers Network will hold a twilight sprayer calibration clinic for airblast and boom sprayers at McDougal Orchards, 201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale, on Tuesday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m. George Hamilton of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will demonstrate new tools for calibrating sprayers and will emphasize the importance of checking […]

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Farm Scoop — June 2013

Pest Management & Your Farm Below are three sources of information that you may find helpful this growing season: 1.  UMaine Extension Pest Management Office, 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473. You may submit disease or insect specimens for identification or diagnosis by sending them directly to the Insect & Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab (directions […]

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Farm Scoop — May 2013

Farm Scoop is produced by Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County; Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties; and Frank Wertheim, Extension Educator, York County New District Foresters There are two new district foresters in southern Maine. Covering Androscoggin, Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties, Shane Duigan is based in Gray. His e-mail address is shane.p.duigan@maine.gov and […]

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Farm Scoop — April 2013

Farm Scoop is produced by Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County; Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties; and Frank Wertheim, Extension Educator, York County Farm Business Book Extension Small Business Specialist, Jim McConnon recommends a 2009 publication from Chelsea Press titled The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook by Richard Wiswall of Vermont. A complete guide […]

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