Post-harvest Handling Theme of Grain Conference at NMCC

Registration is open for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s annual Maine Grain Conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Northern Maine Community College, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle.

Post-harvest handling is the theme of the conference designed for farmers, crop advisers and others involved in the agricultural community. Scheduled speakers include Eric Thériault, grain-producer with Eastern Grains, Inc. in Drummond, New Brunswick; Loïc Dewavrin, miller and owner of a 1,500-acre organic farm outside Quebec; and Kenneth Hellevang, agricultural engineer with North Dakota State University.

Additional topics include cover crops and soil health, storage practices, crop insurance and research trial results. Participants will receive 2.0 pesticide recertification credits and 3.5 Certified Crop Adviser credits.

Pre-registration is required by March 18. Cost is $25 if registered by March 14; $35 after. The fee includes lunch and a snack. Registration is online. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Tom Molloy, 581.3213,