2021 In-Service Training for Agricultural Service Providers — CCA

Rogers Farm

January 27-28, 2021
Also Lunch & Learn Series; February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11, & 25.
Online via Zoom Link Available at Registration

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This 2-day in-service training for agriculture service providers will focus on crop and forage production, soil quality, precision agriculture, pest management, and more (see the agenda below for details). CEUs and Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits requested.

Due to COVID-19, we decided months ago to do our typical two-day Ag Service Provider training remotely and differently. To improve learning effectiveness, we have broken our training up into two 3-hour events on the 27th and 28th of January (our typical dates), and we have added 7 lunch and learn events at noon on Thursdays in February and March. You can attend any and/or all of these. We have tried to price it such that if you attend all, you can earn 13 credits, and with that option, the per credit cost is the lowest. If you can only attend two or three sessions, you can do that, too. I hope you find this to be a reasonable alternative, and we hope to be back live in 2022 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Speakers can attend any and all sessions at no cost. Thank you for your interest.  —John Jemison

  • January 27 & 28 (Both Days plus all Lunch & Learn) $100
  • January 27 & 28 (Both Days) $60
  • January 27 (Day 1) $40
  • January 28 (Day 2) $40
  • All Lunch & Learn $75
  • Specific Lunch and Learn $20 each

If you need registration assistance, please contact Michele Lodgek at michele.lodgek@maine.edu or 207.949.4057.


DAY 1:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

(Soil and Fertility Management)

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Understanding Saturated Media Extract Soil Testing Procedures:  where used and why  
Bruce Hoskins – UMaine

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Conservation Innovation Grant:  Movement of Nutrients in and out of High Tunnels
Andy Radin – URI

10:00 – 10:15 AM

10:15 – 10:45 AM
Use of Drones to ID Nitrogen Fertility Issues and Variability in Corn
Rich Meinert – Wayne Roper UConn

10:45 – 11:15 AM
Comparison of Conventional Fall Tillage System with Spring Tillage / Cover Crop System on Potato Yield and Soil Health in Maine
Alvin Winslow – Winslow Agricultural Inc.

11:20 – 11:50 AM
Soil Carbon Amendment Interim Practice
Brandon Smith – NRCS

11:50 – 12:20 PM
Soil Health Management Conservation Activity Plan (CAP)
Nick Sirovatka – NRCS

12:20 – 12:30 PM
Wrap up (Provided)

CEU’s Requested Day 1  

  • Crop: 0
  • Soil Fertility: 3.0
  • Soil & Water: 0
  • IPM: 0
  • Professional Development:  0

DAY 2:
Thursday,  January 28, 2021

(Crop Production)

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Developing Solar Corridors on Farms to enhance cover crop adoption
Heather Darby – UVM

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Grass-fed Dairy Program: key findings
Heather Darby – UVM

10:00 – 10:15 AM

10:15 – 11:10 AM
Using the Sensory Analysis of Food Products and Innovative Consumer Research to Guide Farming Practices; A Grass-fed Milk Example
Roy Desrochers – UVM

11:15 – 12:15 PM
Grassland Manure Injector
Kirsten Workman – UVM
Tile Drainage Monitoring and Research
Joshua Faulkner – UVM

CEU’s Requested Day 2

  •  Crop: 2
  •  Soil Fertility: 0
  •  Soil & Water: 0
  • IPM: 0
  • Professional Development: 1

Lunch & Learn Series
Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Thursday: February 4, 2021 –  Nutrient Management
Charlie White – N dynamics in field crops – Nutrient Management Specialist Penn State University

Thursday: February 11, 2021 –  Soil and Water, 1 Credit – Soil and Water conservation (SWC)
Andrew Carpenter and team – Greenhouse gas emissions from organic amendments in crop production fields.

Thursday: February 18, 2021 –  Soil management / Crop management, 1/2 Credit SWC, 1/2 Credit Crop Management (CM)
Bee Khim Chim our new agronomist in Aroostook county will present on “Root length density of cereal grain and legume crops in a diverse crop rotation.”  Leah Puro will discuss “Soil health indicators in feed management.”

Thursday: February 25, 2021 –  Crop Management and Soil Fertility, 1 Credit – Nutrient Management (NM)
How management of manure application timing and cover crops affect soil nitrogen balance, corn yield and quality.
Rick Kersbergen, Caragh Fitgerald and John Jemison – University of Maine and Heather Darby and Sara Ziegler – UVM

Thursday: March 11, 2021 –  Crop Management, 1 Credit – Crop Management (CM)
Hemp production for ME – regulations, disease, and insect management, and varieties likely to function well in 2021 and beyond.  John Jemison and Mary Yurlina

Thursday:  March 18, 2021 –  UMaine Extension Organizational Meeting – no program

Thursday: March 25, 2021 –  Integrated Pest Management – 1 Credit – Integrated Pest Management
Alicyn Smart – Powdery mildew and septoria leaf spot management

Thursday: April 1, 2021 –  Soil and Water – 1 Credit 
Charlie White – C management in soils. Penn State University

Pam Bryer or Megan Patterson – Understanding the basis for pesticide residues or a BPC update for CCA’s:  What you need to know.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call John Jemison at 207.581.3241 or jemison@maine.edu to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.