2013-2014 New England Small Fruit Management Guide
Copies of the 2013-2014 New England Small Fruit Management Guide are available at Highmoor Farm. Cost of the guide is $10.00 plus $2.53 postage for a total of $12.53. Copies of the 2012-2013 New England Vegetable Management Guide with color pictures of the important pests and diseases are also available at Highmoor Farm. Cost of the guide is $25.00 plus $3.43 postage for a total of $28.43.
To order the guides, please send your check made payable to UMaine Cooperative Extension mailed to: Highmoor Farm, P.O. Box 179, Monmouth, Maine 04259, atten. Pam St. Peter. For more information, contact Pam St. Peter or call 207.933.2100.
Members of the Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association (MVSFGA) or the New England Vegetable & Berry Growers Association receive free copies of the guides. For MVSFGA membership information, contact Bill Jordan at 207.799.1040.
Oct 29, 2013 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 pm
Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Route 1, Littleton ME 04730
This free workshop, with agronomist Ray Archuletta and high-altitude Colorado potato farmer Brendon Rockey, is part of the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District ( SASWCD) “Farmer Connector Series”. Discussion will include using cover crops and companion plantings to help reduce reliance on outside inputs.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact Angela Wotton to register or to request a disability accommodation, or call SASWCD 207.532.2087 ext 3. The workshop is made possible by the support of local sponsors. Lunch will be provided with donations accepted to help cover those costs.
Credits include: 2 Pesticide credits; 2 Nutrient Management credits; and Certified Crop Advisor credits – 2 NM, 2 IPM, 2 SW, 2 CM
November 2 – 4, 2013
Point Lookout Resort, 67 Atlantic Hwy, Northport ME 04849
Full conference registration $150/person or $50/person half-days
Limited scholarships available
Registration Deadline October 16, 2013
Join with other farmers, University of Maine faculty and UMaine Extension educators, and other agricultural professionals to share information and farming experiences. Full details, including registration and scholarship application forms, are available on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) website. For further information or questions, please contact Andrew Marshall at MOFGA or call 207.568.4142.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
UMaine Extension Knox-Lincoln office
377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro ME 04572
This educational forum is designed for farmers, municipal officials, and farm supporters. It features keynote speaker John Piotti of Maine Farmland Trust, panel presentations from local experts on estate planning, business planning and creating farm-friendly communities, and an open discussion with participants and panelists. Lunch will be provided to conclude the event. There is no charge to attend.
More information is available on the website where you can register online. Contact Stacy Benjamin at Maine Farmland Trust, or call 207.342.2929, to request a disability accommodation or with any questions.
Sponsors include Georges River Land Trust, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, Midcoast Regional Planning Commission, Medomak Valley Land Trust and Maine Farmland Trust.
Poultry Webinars Upcoming and Archived from eXtension
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- Setting up a community chicken flock (Nov. 14, 2013, 7:00 p.m. EST)
- Establishing regulations for keeping urban poultry flocks (Dec. 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. EST)
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