Calendar of Events
Please check back often for updated information.
Teach a Kid to Fish Event
2016 Conservation Farm Tour
Register now and join us on Saturday, September 10th for a day of fun & learning!
*Travel on a luxury, climate-controlled, passenger coach from Northeast Charter and Tour Co, winner of the 2014 Green Highway award.
*Enjoy homemade goodies, a delicious picnic lunch, & afternoon snack.
*Learn about local farms, ecology, & conservation practices.
Only $45 dollars per person. Includes travel from central location, morning coffee, lunch, & snacks!
Free Renewable Energy Workshop for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses
Join us for a workshop on Monday, September 12th from 3-5 p.m. at the Unity Food Hub to learn how to access USDA Rural Development guaranteed loan or competitive grant funds for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects.
Hops Twilight Meeting
Hops Twilight Meeting: Are you interested in growing hops? There has been lots of talk about the potential for this crop in Maine. Come join us at the Hop Yard in Gorham, Maine on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Grower Ryan Houghton will tour us through the planting and discuss his experience in starting a commercial hops planting. David Handley and Jim Dill from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will also be on hand to discuss growing practices and pest problems. Hold the date! More details are coming soon.
Sincerely, David T. Handley Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist Highmoor Farm Pest Management Office P.O. Box 179 491 College Avenue Monmouth, ME 04259 Orono, ME 04473 207.933.2100 1.800.287.0279
Enrollment period ends for Farm Service Agency's Margin Protection Program
Dairy Producers Can Enroll Today to Protect Milk Production Margins Contact:Mary Anne Coffin, 207-990-9140
Forage Production Sales Closing Date
September 30 is the last day to purchase crop insurance on forage production for the 2017 crop year.
Weaving & Fiber Retreat 2016
Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Pilot, Rainfall Index Deadline
November 15, 2016 is the sales closing date for the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Pilot Insurance Program.
North East Livestock Exposition
NELE is a great event for the whole family!! IBGA Boer Goat show, Poster Contest, Feeder Calf Sale, Wool Pool, Equine Clinics, Rabbit Show, Youth Cook Off, Beef-Sheep-Alpaca Displays, Shows & Sales, Educational Programs, Commercial Trade Show, Boer Goat Consignment Sale. Demonstrations and Exhibits.
Don't forget to sign up for Youth Events.