Second annual Cattlemen’s College starts Nov. 30

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will offer the second annual Cattlemen’s College Nov. 30–Dec. 1 in Charleston and Orono.

The event begins with a live, low-stress stockmanship demonstration, 2–4 p.m. Nov. 30, at Maple Lane Farms, 224 Upper Charleston Road in Charleston, followed by a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. in Garland. The Orono session begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 1 in UMaine’s Wells Conference Center. Topics include pasture and grass-fed nutrition, low-stress cattle handling, and beef import and export markets.

The keynote speaker will be Dean Fish, certified trainer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Presenters include Anne Lichtenwalner, UMaine Extension veterinarian and director of the UMaine Animal Health Lab; and Cindy Kilgore, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry livestock specialist.

The $25 fee for MBPA members/$35 nonmembers includes lunch; barbecue is $20. Registration is online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Babcock, 581.2788; melissa.libby1@maine.edu. More information also is available online.