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Events - Aroostook Organic Grain Twilight Meeting and BBQ

Organic Grain Twilight Meeting and BBQ

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
UMaine Cooperative Extension Office
57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle

Free – but pre-registration is required for the meal – Pre-register by July 5th

To pre-register, call or email Meghan Dill – (207) 581-3878 –

Co-sponsored by UMaine Extension, Organic Valley, and Maine Organic Milling (MOM)

Please join us and learn about:

  • Markets for organic feed and food grains
  • Crop options and production basics for organic grain markets – field peas, barley, wheat, soybeans, oats, spelt, triticale
  • Managing weeds in organic small grains, field peas, and soybeans
  • Underseeding clovers, ryegrasses, and mixes in barley for green manure or forage
  • Organic grain production examples from PEI

Speakers include:

John Chartier, MOFGA & Organic Valley Eric Gallandt, UMaine Weed Ecologist
Mark Kopecky, Agronomist, Organic Valley/CROPP Ellen Mallory, UMaine Extension Specialist
Tom Molloy, UMaine Research Associate Andrew Plant, UMaine Extension Educator

BBQ will follow the field tour.  Provided by Organic Valley/CROPP.

2 Certified Crop Advisor credits and 1 Pesticide credits will be offered .

For questions regarding the field day, contact Ellen Mallory at or (207) 581-2942.

If you are a person with a disability and will need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Ellen Mallory at 207-581-2941 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be accepted.

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