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Agriculture - Events & Workshops


 Vegetable IPM Field Tour

Team members from UMaine Extension and Mark Heidman of Maples Springs Farm will be discussing Integrated Pest Management strategies. This tour will focus on identification and control of vegetable insects and diseases.

Date: July 25th
Time: 5:00-7:30
Location: Maple Springs, 808 Maple Ridge Rd, Harrison, ME.
Fee: FREE
RSVP: Email extension.rlreception@maine.edu (RSVP required to attend)


Pasture Management and Rotational Grazing

Lisa Webster of North Star Sheep Farm and Rick Kersbergen of UMaine Extension will discuss and demonstrate rotational pasture management strategies for pasture and animal health.

Date: August 9th
Time: 5pm
Location: North Star Sheep Farm, New Gloucester, ME.
Fee: FREE
RSVP: Email extension.rlreception@maine.edu (RSVP required to attend)


Finishing your Livestock

Learn about finishing beef with grain with Mark Cooper of Cooper’s Heritage Farm and UMaine Extension’s new Livestock Specialist Colt Knight.

Date: August 29th
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Cooper’s Royal Heritage Farm, 81 Chute Rd in Windham, ME.
Fee: FREE
RSVP: Email extension.rlreception@maine.edu (RSVP required to attend)


Soil Health Field Day

Join the UMaine Extension Soil Health team, MOFGA staff, and various seed and equipment dealers at this Soil Health Field Day.

Events include:

  • Touring summer cover crop and cover crop mix demo plots.
  • Demos of implements for cover crop management and cultivation that are designed for improving soil health.
  • Measuring soil health. We will look at methods for testing your soil health and determining what the results tell you.

Date: August 21st, 2017
Time: 5-7:30pm
Location: Bumbleroot Farm, 196 Highland Cliff Rd, Windham, ME
Fee: FREE

Sponsors: Northeast SARE, NESARE Maine Soil Health Team, UMaine Extension, MOFGA, FedCo Seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, and King’s Agriseeds.



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