Maine Grain Conference slated for March 1 at UMPI

The annual Maine Grain Conference will be held 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. March 1 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Topics for this year’s conference, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, include best practices in growing and storing grains, growing and licensing industrial hemp, camera-guided precision cultivation, whole farm grain budgets, foliar and seed diseases, and grain varieties trial results. Presenters include faculty and staff from UMaine, University of Vermont and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and industry experts from Eastern Grains, Inc. of New Brunswick, Canada, and Lake Shore Farms of Saint David, Maine.

The $30 fee, $45 after Feb. 21, includes snacks and lunch. Online registration is required by noon Feb. 25. There will be 5.5 certified crop adviser credits and two pesticide credits offered.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ellen Mallory, 581.2942; More information also is online.