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Microscope Workshop

Common internal parasites of sheep, goats and camelids can be detected using fecal flotation methods. Equip yourself with microscopy skills that improve your ability to make sound management decisions.

Where: J. Franklin Witter Center, 160 University Farm Rd, Old Town, Maine

When: Saturday August 9th, 2014. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Workshop fee: $30 per person

Instructors: Jim Weber DVM PhD and Anne Lichtenwalner DVM PhD

For more information and to register visit the Cumberland County program page.

Webinar: Managing for Soil Health on an Organic Farm – A Farmer’s Perspective

When: August 12th, 2014. 2:00 p.m. US/Eastern

Presenter: Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, New York

Participants will gain insight on how soil health can be improved by using diverse crop rotations, cover crops, and selective tillage to improve soil function and reduce pest problems on an organic farm.

For more information on the webinar, and how join, click here.


2014-2015 New England Small Fruit Management Guide

Now Available

Copies of the 2014-2015 New England Vegetable Management Guide, along with the 2014 Northeast Vegetable & Strawberry Pest Identification Guide, are now available and sold as one unit for $25.00 plus $3.65 postage. To order the guides, please send your check made payable to “UMaine Cooperative Extension”  to Pam St. Peter, Highmoor Farm, P.O. Box 179, Monmouth, Maine 04259.

The guide has been extensively revised and updated. We recommend all earlier editions of the guide be discarded, in favor of this latest edition.

For more information, contact Pam St. Peter or call 207.933.2100.

Poultry Webinars Upcoming and Archived from eXtension

View free webinars on small and backyard flocks from eXtension!


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Contact Information

Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Phone: 207-353-5550 or 800-287-1458 (in Maine)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System