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No-till drill seeding by Larry Ward in Thorndike, Maine.

2016 Maine Soil Health Workshop

Friday, December 9, 2016 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM Spectacular Event Center 395 Griffin Rd, Bangor, ME Healthy soil is fundamental to growing health crops. In this day-long workshop, farmers, educators, and technical advisors will learn about ways to measure, protect, and build soil health. Speakers include Extension educators, crop advisors, and farmers, who will […]

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Public Invited to Farm Field Day in Presque Isle

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a farm field day 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at UMaine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle. Participants will meet at U.S. Agricultural Research Service, 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle. Field day topics will include grain trials, potato breeding, and the variety trial program, and crop rotation for […]

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University of Maine Aroostook Research Farm Field Day

Rescheduled to August 23, 2016 Presque Isle, Maine Due to predicted bad weather on August 22, this event has been rescheduled to August 23, 2016. Sorry for any inconvenience. Meet at 3:00 PM at the ARS-USDA building near Percy’s Auto (driving directions) Registration: 3:00 to 3:15 PM. This event is free. Introduction and welcome: Dr. […]

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Rusted Rooster Farm Grain Walk

3:30 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2016 Rusted Rooster Farm Parkman, Maine Sean and Sandra O’Donnell invite anyone interested in grain production on a walking tour of their grain fields followed by snacks and discussion. They are growing a wide variety of cereal grains (wheat, oats, barley, flint corn, and millet) and legumes (field peas, soybeans, […]

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Small Grain, Cover Crop, and Alternative Crop Twilight Meeting at Aroostook Farm

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00- 8:00 PM UMaine Aroostook Research Farm Meet at the UMaine Extension Presque Isle Office, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle. Please join us to learn about malt barley varieties, disease census of Maine small grains, cover cropping, managing grain protein, alternative crops, and crop insurance and Farm Service Agency programs. Speakers include: […]

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UMaine Sustainable Ag Field Day

Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Tour at Rogers Farm June 30

A Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Tour is scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at University of Maine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. Registration starts at 4 p.m. The field day will focus on research results and sustainable farming practices of small grains, potatoes, vegetable weed control, and risk management for […]

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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 […]

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Mallory Receives USDA Grant for Potato and Grain Research in Chile

Ellen Mallory, University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and associate professor of sustainable agriculture, was awarded $11,902 grant for food research from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project is supported by the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and is titled, “Investigating Diversity as a Climate Resilience Strategy for Potato and […]

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

SAVE THE DATE! 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 […]

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Create delicious local gifts with UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on making gifts with local foods from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Participants will make spiced cranberry-pear jam, cranberry rice pilaf mix and cranberry granola, featuring local cranberries and Maine grains. Participants […]

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