UMaine Extension adds ‘Swine 101’ seminar dates, locations in August

To meet demand in Hancock and Washington counties, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has added two sessions of the free seminar “Swine 101: Raising Pastured Pork.”

The sessions, both from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, UMaine Extension Washington County, 28 Center St., Machias; and Wednesday, Aug. 14, UMaine Extension Hancock County, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth.

Colt Knight, UMaine Extension assistant professor and state livestock specialist, will talk about breed selection, reproductive information, nutrition, fencing, housing and meat yield. A smoked pork meal will be provided.  

To register and for more information, visit the Swine 101 website To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Knight, 207.581.2953;

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.