University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop on hayfield and pasture management this spring around the state.
Rick Kersbergen, UMaine Extension educator in Waldo County, will lead the “Got Hayfields?” workshops, which focuses on how to best manage hayfields and pastures to produce high-quality feed for livestock. Topics include weed control, managing soil fertility, hay and pasture renovation techniques, grazing management and basics of forage quality.
Workshops will be held at the following dates, times and locations:
• March 25, 6:30–8:30 p.m., UMaine Extension, 992 Waterville Rd., Waldo
• April 3, 6–8 p.m., Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St., West Farmington
• April 10, 7–9 p.m., UMaine Extension, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor
• April 24, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Vassalboro Grange, Rte. 32, East Vassalboro
• April 30, 2–4 p.m., UMaine Extension, 57 Houlton Rd., Presque Isle
• May 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m., UMaine Extension, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls
• June 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Noon Family Sheep Farm, 78 Sunset Rd., Springvale
Preregistration is requested. To register, or to request a disability accommodation, call 800.287.1426, or visit umaine.edu/waldo/programs/events/got-hayfields.