The University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center will participate in Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s Open Farm Sunday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
UMaine Applied Dairy Cooperative of Organized Working Students (UMAD COWS) and students with Maine Animal Club (MAC) will be available to answer questions and give tours. Guests can also see the cows, join barnyard activities and sample Cabot cheese.
The Witter Farm, Krebs Organic Dairy Farm in Starks and Pleasantville Farm in Warren are three Maine farms taking part. Throughout New England and upstate New York, 49 of Cabot Creamery’s supplying farms have invited the public to experience family traditions and celebrate “farm to fork” sustainability.
The Witter Center includes Witter Farm and Rogers Farm. Research at Witter Farm, constructed in 1972, supports Maine’s dairy and equine industries. The farm’s herd was the Agri-Mark Top Quality Producer for its region in 1995, 2006 and 2011. To learn more about the Witter Center, visit umaine.edu/wittercenter. To request a disability accommodation, contact Jake Dyer at 207.866.0083.