News & Workshops

Farm Scoop October 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties Soil Course for Farmers UMaine Extension has developed a five-part series to take an in-depth exploration into physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil; management and enhancement of soil organic matter; options and recommendations for soil amendments; cover cropping, […]

Read more

Farm Scoop September 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties State Sponsors Free Pesticides Disposal It’s not uncommon for new owners of homes or farms in Maine to discover they have inherited hazardous waste in the form of pesticides, with old chemicals such as DDT, lead arsenate, 2,4,5-T and […]

Read more

Farm Scoop August 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties Ever Heard of Aronia? Aronia, also known as black chokecherry (Aronia melanocarpa), is a fruit-bearing shrub native to North America that grows well in Maine. There is increasing interest in Aronia as a food crop, and two Aronia Field […]

Read more

Farm Scoop July 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties New England Farmland Finder Website Unveiled The New England Farmland Finder Web site is a new online service helping farmers and landowners find each other. This farm property clearinghouse is free, simple, up-to-date, and privacy protected. It contains information […]

Read more

Farm Scoop June 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and  Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties Earth Smart — “Farming for the Future”  A Maine Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Certification Program Earth Smart is a Maine agricultural emissions reduction certification program developed by collaborating partners.  Its purpose is to provide a whole farm […]

Read more

Farm Scoop March 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties Maine Hay School Webinar Series A five-session webinar series, the Maine Hay School, began on March 1, 2012. This series of one-hour webinars is designed to instruct beginner and experienced hay producers in Maine about selecting, growing, making, storing, […]

Read more

Farm Scoop February 2012

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties Have You Ever Participated in a Webinar? Like many institutions, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks ways to cut costs and continue to reach citizens with the best service possible. One of these ways is to present information […]

Read more

Farm Scoop December 2011

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference If you grow & sell vegetables or fruits or are thinking about it, you ought to consider attending the New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference in Manchester, NH on December 13-15, 2011. Pick […]

Read more

Farm Scoop October 2011

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties New England Organics Fall Spreading Trial New England Organics (NEO) will offer an opportunity for area farmers and the public to learn more about their products on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Chellis […]

Read more

Farm Scoop September 2011

By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County and Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties Late Blight Alert Dr. Steve Johnson, UMaine Extension Potato Specialist, asks that all growers with suspected late blight (potato, tomato, etc.) get samples to the Plant Insect and Disease Diagnostic Lab so the disease can be confirmed and the […]

Read more