Category: Educational Events
"FARMER CONNECTOR SERIES"
The Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a series of gatherings through 2013 for farmers to network with one another and participate in discussions led by crop and livestock specialists. Check back for updates to the schedule.
UPCOMING Events in the FARMER CONNECTOR SERIES
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.
The workshop will be held at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum, Route 1, Littleton from 8:30am - 2pm. Pre-registration is ENCOURAGED. Email
to register or if you require special accomodations. Lunch will be provided with donations accepted to help cover costs.
Credits include: 2 Pesticide credits; 2 Nutrient Management credits; and Certified Crop Advisor credits - 2 NM, 2 IPM, 2 SW, 2 CM
This workshop would not be possible without the sponsorship of these Aroostook County businesses:
Daigle Oil Co. Louisiana-Pacific Farm Credit of Maine Northern Tilth Agri-Cal Inc. Lilley Farms Crown Equipment York's of Houlton McCain Foods
Maine Farmers Exchange Highway Tire Casella Organics Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
Past events in the "Farmer Connector Series" include:
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.