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Agriculture - Events & Workshops

Introduction to Farm Equipment: Safety, Operation, and Basic Maintenance (Collaboration with MOFGA)

Join farmer Seth Kroeck, MOFGA staff members, and UMaine Extension Professional Jason Lilley for an introduction to basic farm equipment anatomy, safe operation, and maintenance. We’ll cover tractor operation and safety; attaching, adjusting, and operating farm implements; and basic preventative lubrication and maintenance.

Date: May 24th
Time: 5pm
Location: Crystal Springs Farm, Brunswick, ME.
RSVP: Email (RSVP required to attend)

Irrigation and Drought Management 

Join John and Ramona Snell of Snell Family Farm and Trevor Hardy of Brookdale Fruit Farm to discuss methods and tools for developing an irrigation system that will get your crop through the dry times.

Date: June 12th
Time: 5pm
Location: Snell Family Farm, 1000 River Rd, Buxton, ME.
RSVP: Email (RSVP required to attend)

 Mechanical Weed Management (Collaboration with MOFGA)

Weed control is a primary challenge in organic farming systems. This workshop will offer ecological and cultural approaches to weed management with UMaine Extension Professional Jason Lilley, University of Maine Professor Eric Gallandt, MOFGA staff members and farmer expertise from Carl Johanson. Potluck to follow.

Date: June 27th
Time: 5pm
Location: Goranson Farm, 250 River Rd, Dresden, ME.
RSVP: Email (RSVP required to attend)

 No-Till Vegetable Production

Cultivation is hard on your soils. Join Bill Spiller of Spiller Farm, and Jason Lilley and Mark Hutton of UMaine Extension to discuss benefits and drawback to no-till management for your vegetable crops.

Date: July 12th
Time: 5pm
Location: Spiller Farm, 85 Spiller Farm Ln, Wells, ME.
RSVP: Email (RSVP required to attend)

 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.
RSVP: Email (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.
RSVP: Email (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: TBA
Time: TBA 
Location: TBA
RSVP: Email (RSVP required to attend)

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Contact Information

Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)E-mail:
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Orono, Maine 04469
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