Maine Farm Days

Maine Farm Days 2016

Wednesday and Thursday   August 24th & 25th

It is only a couple weeks away. Make your plans to attend….

ME FARM DAYS 2016 brochure

Come and join us at Maine Farm Days

Here is a brief schedule for the two days. This lists the workshops and training options as well as some of the competitions. Every vendor and demonstration has additional activities.

2016 Maine Farm Days
“What’s Happening”

WEDNESDAY

Sheep herding demo        –                  3 times during the day
4-H Working Steer Show                     10 am
Pesticide Credits                                   10am-3pm

  • Comparing Pests, Soils & Yield* 10 am
  • Annuals for Weed Mngmnt         11:10 am
  • Cover Crops in Corn Silage Sys   1 pm
  • Spotting Wing Drosophila             2:10 pm

NRCS Rainfall Simulator demo           11 am
Cover crops for corn silage                 1 pm
Pie Contest judging                             1 pm
Forage Contest                                    sample deadline @ noon

** all day each day – self-guided tour of cover crop trials.

THURSDAY

Sheep Herding Demo       –                               3 times during the day
Summer annual crops & nutrient mngmnt   10 am
Horse Twitching                                                11 am
Pesticide Credits   10am – 3 pm

  • Insect ID                               10 am
  • Ticks & Mosquitoes             11:10 am
  • Rodent Control                     1 pm
  • Invasive Forest Pests          2:10 pm

NRCS Rainfall Simulator demo                     11:15 am
Milking Contest                                               noon
Cover Crops-Nutrient Management              1 pm
Poster Contest Winner                                   3 pm

** all day each day – self-guided tour of cover crop trials.

…and do NOT forget the Conservation Wagon Tours happening throughout the day.


**The new vendor contract is available below.
**Vendors and others have an opportunity to advertise in the MFDays brochure.

Once again it will be at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton.   We have left links to last year’s information so you can get a sense of what MFDays were  like.

Wagon tour

Wagon tour

 

–The new 2016 vendor contract  is posted here.
Exhibit contract 2016 and other vendor request

Please call if you have any questions.  Dale @  622-7847 x3

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The brochure is noted above. The workshop schedule is now available.

There are  “Pesticide Credits” available through the UMaine Cooperative Extension Service if you need those. The workshops will cover issues of

  • Pest and Weed Identification,
  • Plant Diseases,
  • Forage Quality,
  • Integrated Pest Management,
  • Pesticide Storage

Maine Farm Days at Misty Meadows in Clinton.

For those of you who use Facebook, you may want to follow the news about the Maine Farm Days event through that system of communications. Check it out.

 

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Admission is free and open to the public.

The event includes activities for both farmers and non-farmers alike.  Including a range of agribusiness exhibits’, equipment dealers, wagon tours [ wagon tours are designed  shorter and more “kid friendly”], children’s learning center, craft tent, farmers market and educational speakers and presentations. It is an extravaganza of animals, farm information, interesting people, equipment, food and entertaining displays.

More information check this website in the coming days or ‘friend’ Maine Farm Days on facebook.

For more information on the 2016 Maine Farm Days contact:

Dale Finseth
Kennebec County SWCD
21 Enterprise Dr. Suite #1
Augusta, ME 04330
207-622-7847 ext. 3
or e-mail at   Dale@kcswcd.org