Hayfields, pastures focus of UMaine Extension workshops

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop on hayfield and pasture health in nine locations beginning 6–9 p.m. March 25 at the UMaine Extension office in Dover-Foxcroft.

Workshops will continue to be offered around the state until April 15 at the following locations:

  • 9 a.m.–noon March 27, UMaine Extension, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor;
  • 2–5 p.m. March 27, Unity Food Hub, 69 School St., Unity;
  • 9 a.m.–noon April 9, UMaine Extension, Kennedy Center, 15 Oak St., Springvale;
  • 2–5 p.m. April 9, UMaine Extension, 9 Olson Road, South Paris;
  • 9 a.m.–noon April 10, UMaine Extension, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls ;
  • 2–5 p.m. April 10, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth;
  • 9 a.m.–noon April 11, University of Maine Farmington, 224 Main St., Farmington; and
  • Noon–3 p.m. April 15, UMaine Extension, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle.

Extension professor Rick Kersbergen and Extension animal and bioscience specialist Gary Anderson will discuss topics that include improving pasture and hayfield yield and quality, production basics for hay and baleage, and understanding forage quality.

The fee is $10 per farm. Register online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kersbergen, 342.5971; richard.kersbergen@maine.edu.