"FARMER CONNECTOR SERIES"
The Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a series of gatherings in 2013 for farmers to network with one another and participate in discussions led by crop and livestock specialists. Thanks to all who participated and made the Farmer Connector Series such a success!
Check under our "Events" tab for listing of workshops to be held in 2014.
2013 Events in the FARMER CONNECTOR SERIES
January 21, 6-8pm: Forage and Underseeding Discussion with Barenbrug
March 21, 11am-12:30pm: Farmer Lunch and Speaker Topic: "Pesticide Risks 2013: What Are They and How to Avoid Them" with Lebelle Hicks, Board of Pesticides Control. Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snowsled Club, Wiley Rd, Littleton. Cost of lunch is $12. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged! To register, email SASWCD.
1 Pesticide Credit
September 11, : Four Season Forward: Producing Year-Round Crops Using High Tunnels, Low Tunnels and Quickhoops with Clara Coleman of Four Season Farm Consulting from 8:30am to 2:30 pm in Littleton.
October 29: "Innovations in Building Better Soils for Healthy Crops": a free day-long workshop with Ray Archuletta, NRCS Technology Center, NC and Brendon Rockey, high-altitude potato farmer, CO. Ray Archuletta is a conservation agronomist with NRCS and is a dynamic and passionate speaker on soil health. Brendon Rockey is a potato farmer in the Rockey Mountains of Colorado. He farms his specialty and seed potatoes with companion crops and a mixture of 10 cover crops, reducing outside inputs dramatically.
This workshop would not have been possible without the support of local businesses such as:
Daigle Oil; York's of Houlton; Agri-Cal, Inc.; McCain Foods; Highway Tire; Crown Equipment; Casella Organics; Louisiana-Pacific; Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Maine Farmers Exchange; Farm Credit of Maine; Northern Tilth; Lilley Farms