The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will broadcast a series of five webinars on five consecutive Thursdays starting March 1 on the efficient production of high-quality haymaking and hay sales in Maine.
Since the quality of hay can vary from year to year and from field to field, the objective of the 60-minute webinars is to equip hay-makers with research-based information for selecting, growing, making, storing and marketing the best quality hays or other preserved forages at a profit.
The free webinars, which begin at 7 p.m., are designed for farmers planning to make hay in 2012. Topics for the five sessions include forage quality; improving hayfields; the biology of drying; hay harvest options; and the economics of hay production and marketing.
Instructors: University of Maine Extension educators Rick Kersbergen and Richard Brzozowski and Extension dairy and livestock specialist Gary Anderson
- March 1, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Maine Hay School Part 1
- March 8, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Maine Hay School Part 2
- March 15, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Maine Hay School Part 3
- March 22, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Maine Hay School Part 4
- March 29, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Maine Hay School Part 5
Registration required. All the webinars are free.