News & Workshops

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 9/11/2015

“Spotted wing drosophila trap captures have been increasing in most locations over the past two weeks.” Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the Spotted Wing Drosophila Update for September 11, 2015, where you can subscribe to blog updates.

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Aquaculture facilities now included in USDA loan program

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Storage Facilities Loan program has been extended to include aquaculture, thanks to efforts by the Maine Farm Service Agency, the Maine Aquaculture Association and the Maine Sea Grant Program at the University of Maine. “This program can provide financing on favorable terms for things such as construction costs and […]

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UMaine Extension to host Pollinator Field Day Sept. 12

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a Pollinator Field Day to celebrate the often overlooked local heroes that make Maine’s unique landscape grow, as well as the native plants they rely on. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, those interested in promoting bee-friendly gardens and learning more about how native […]

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Farm Scoop March 2013

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County; Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties; and Frank Wertheim, Extension Educator, York County York County Farmers Network Breakfast March 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale ME (downstairs in the Nasson Heritage Room) Enjoy a free, catered breakfast gathering for York […]

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Farm Scoop February 2013

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties Farm Service Agency Announces Important Program Updates The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the […]

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Farm Scoop December 2012/January 2013

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties 23rd Annual Maine Beef Conference December 1, 2012, the Maine Beef Conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor. The focus will be on marketing with keynote speaker Dr. Jim Ochterski from Cornell. Dr Ochterski will […]

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Farm Scoop November 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Beef Conference The 23rd Annual Maine Beef Conference, “Becoming a More Successful Marketer,” is being held December 1st, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor, Maine.  The conference is being hosted by the Maine Beef Producers Association, Maine Grass Farmers […]

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