Save the Date: Maine Grain Conference to be Held on March 23, 2016


2016 Maine Grain Conference
Wednesday, March 23, 2016Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, Maine

This year’s Maine Grain Conference theme is post harvest handling, with three guest speakers sharing their expertise and experience in this important area of grain production.

  • Eric Thériault of Eastern Grains, Inc. in Drummond, New Brunswick is a seed producer, primarily of oats, barley, soybeans, and wheat, as well as forage seeds. Eric, through his years of experience in grain production, also currently markets and advises on grain handling equipment, including silos, augers, elevators, cleaners, and dryers.
  • Loïc Dewavrin of Les Fermes Lonpres grows and processes a diverse mix of crops on their 1500-acre organic farm in Les Cèdres, Quebec. In addition to their oil press business they have recently added a roller mill to produce white flour.
  • Kenneth Hellevang of North Dakota State University is an agricultural engineer specializing in post harvest handling.

In addition we will learn about cover cropping options in grains and hear results from field pea, malting barley, and winter grain nitrogen management trials.

Save March 23 on your calendar and look for upcoming registration information!