November 18th, 2013 10:52 AM
New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference and Trade Show
Tuesday through Thursday, December 17-19, 2013
Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire
The New England Vegetable and Fruit (NEVF) Conference will include more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 100 exhibitors.
The conference is put together with close collaboration between growers and Cooperative Extension from across the region. This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow growers, advisors, researchers, and industry representatives.
For more information and to register, please visit the NEVF Conference website, www.newenglandvfc.org.
August 5th, 2013 1:05 PM
Ellen Mallory, sustainable agriculture extension specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine director of the Northern New England Local Bread Wheat Project, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article “How Skowhegan became Maine’s new bread basket” after the annual Kneading Conference was held in Skowhegan. Mallory spoke about the need for more research and educational resources on what it takes to grow grain in Maine. She also said Skowhegan is becoming an example of how to foster agriculture-based economic development.
June 14th, 2013 10:29 AM
University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Sustainable Agriculture Field Day on June 26, 2013 for farmers, crop advisers and others interested in crop production.
The free event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the 100-acre Rogers Farm on Bennoch Road in Stillwater, Maine, part of UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center. Sustainable Agriculture Field Day will highlight crop options for new grain markets, weed management in organic soybeans and small grains, improved ryegrass varieties, cover crops such as tillage radish to improve soil quality, organic nitrogen sources for small grains and wheat varieties.
Presenters include: Ellen Mallory, UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture specialist; Eric Gallandt, UMaine associate professor of weed ecology and management; Richard Kersbergen, UMaine Extension educator; John Jemison, UMaine Extension soil and water quality specialist; Erin Roche, graduate student in sustainable agriculture; and Tom Molloy, UMaine research associate.
Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. Participants will receive one pesticide certification credit and 2.5 certified crop adviser credits.
For more information or to request disability accommodations, contact Ellen Mallory, 207.581.2942 or John Jemison, 207.581.3241, or TDD 1.800.287.8957.
June 5th, 2013 2:34 PM
June 26 – UMaine Small Grain and Forage Field Day, evening, Rogers Farm, Stillwater, Maine. For more info, click here.
June 27 – UVM Grain Research Tour, 10am to 3pm, Borderview Research Farm, Alburgh, Vermont. For more info, click here.
July 9 – UMaine Organic Food and Feed Grain Field Day and BBQ, evening , UMaine Aroostook Farm, Presque Isle, Maine. For more info, click here.
May 30th, 2013 10:25 AM
The Northern New England Local Bread Wheat Project, a USDA-funded initiative that aims to help farmers increase organic bread wheat production and quality, was the focus of the latest post on the Portland Press Herald blog, “The Root.” Ellen Mallory, a sustainable agriculture specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is one of two project directors and was quoted in the article.
February 20th, 2013 10:01 AM
Commercial production for new small grain markets will be the focus of the annual Maine Grain Conference March 1 in Bangor, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The conference will be held 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m., at the Spectacular Events Center, 395 Griffin Road. Speakers from Maine and Canada will discuss producing food-quality grains, with particular attention to crop rotation, fertility and disease; managing problem weeds in organic small grain crops; local markets and informational resources for small grain-producers; and seed laws and the seed certification process. Preregistration is required by Thursday, Feb. 21. Information on registration and conference fees is available on the conference website. To register by phone, or to request disability accommodations, call Meghan Dill, 207.581.3878.
September 13th, 2012 12:55 PM
Results from the 2012 variety trial reports and a new Seed Sourcing Guide are now available! See Variety Trials.
July 20th, 2012 10:12 AM
Winter grain harvest is upon us. See photos of combining the winter wheat varieties at UMaine Roger’s Farm at 2012 Winter Wheat Harvest. Vermont harvested their trial last week.