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Agricultural Programs - 2015 Maine Grain Conference

2015 Maine Grain Conference

Will be held in February or March of 2015

Information will be available starting in December


For a copy of the agenda for the 2014 Maine Grain Conference, see below or (PDF) 2014 Maine Grain Workshop Agenda


 2014 Maine Grain Conference Agenda
March 15, 2014

8:30 – 9:00am REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome and Announcements  Ellen Mallory,
UMaine Cooperative Extension
9:00 – 9:45am What’s Going On with Grains in Maine?
Learn about Maine’s grain markets, processors, and growers
9:45 – 12:00pm Rotations for Organic Grains, Including Following SodAlternativeGrain Options and Production Considerations (spelt, emmer,  einkorn, rye, …)Growing Grains for Seed

The Martens are recognized as regional experts in all aspects of organic grain production. They farm 1,400 acres of corn, wheat, barley, oats, and legumes, operate a feed mill and sell organic crop seed and food grade grains.
Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens: Lakeview Organic Grains, Penn Yan, NY
12:00 – 1:00pm LUNCH – (Display tables, networking, try out grain moisture meters and cleaner)
1:00 – 2:00pm Protecting Quality – Harvesting, Drying, Cleaning, and Storing Grains Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens
2:00 – 3:00pm Grain Equipment for All Sizes
Dorn grows a variety of small grains for food and feed on his 250 acre family farm, is a member of the Great Bay Grain Coop that shares equipment and expertise, the Executive Director of GreenStart, a non-profit fostering resilient energy and food systems in NH, and a co-founder of Farm Hack, an online open source community for farming equipment and practices.
Dorn Cox: Tuckaway Farm, Lee, NH 
3:00 – 3:15pm BREAK
3:15 – 4:00pm Open Questions and Discussion
Here’s your chance to tap the expertise in the room. Come prepared with your questions.
Facilitated by Ellen Mallory
4:00 – 5:00pm   UMaine Grain Research Updates:- Wheat Varieties and Winter Planting Dates- Soil Inoculants and On-Farm Testing- Best Practices for Rotating Wheat and Sod - Ellen Mallory- Aaron Englander- Erin Roche
5:00pm ADJOURN

Questions regarding the workshop, contact Ellen Mallory at or 207.581.2949.

 If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Ellen Mallory at 207.581.2949 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 of days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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