News & Workshops

Maine Farmers Polled About Crop Damage Due to Drought

A drought survey developed by University of Maine Cooperative Extension food system program administrator Richard Brzozowski, and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) agricultural services director Dave Colson, shows more than half of the 579 farmers who responded have experienced crop damage or loss due to the dry conditions this growing season. The Maine […]

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‘Growing Maine’ orchard video released for apple season

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has released the latest installment of “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families. The third video tells the story of Patty and Gary Treworgy and their children on their second-generation orchard and family farm. Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant had a rough start […]

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Growers Twilight Meeting on September 21, 2016

GROWERS TWILIGHT MEETING AT HIGHMOOR FARM Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202, Monmouth, Maine 04259 Farm Telephone 207.933.2100 Cost:  Free No registration is required. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association will hold a Twilight Meeting at Highmoor […]

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More ‘Preserving the Harvest’ workshops offered around state

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering hands-on “Preserving the Harvest” workshops throughout the summer and fall in locations around the state. Upcoming workshops include: Boiling Water Bath Canning and Freezing 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland; $26 Canning Tomatoes and Salsa 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, UMaine […]

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Horse pasture management seminar at Witter Center

Maintaining horse pastures is the focus of a half-day seminar for horse owners and caretakers on Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.–noon at the University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. Topics include improving the nutritional quality of horse pastures, innovative grazing strategies, weed control, managing heavy-use areas, […]

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Rogers Farm to host Fall Field Day Sept. 10

 University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will celebrate the growing season with a field day from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The field day will feature workshops, activities, live bluegrass music and homemade food. Workshop topics include growing garlic, dividing peonies and […]

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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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UMaine Extension 4-H seeks volunteers for Union Fair

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H seeks volunteers to teach children about the importance of farming at the 4-H Farm-to-Fair interactive exhibit at the Union Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20–27. Volunteers will be given an orientation about the exhibit, which includes farming facts to share during the three-hour shift. To sign […]

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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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UMaine Cooperative Extension publications offer tips to preserve produce

In August, fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking and many home gardening enthusiasts may be thinking about preserving the harvest. Gardeners who plan to can or freeze their crop surplus are encouraged to get up-to-date information. UMaine Extension publishes information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables. […]

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