Farming Magazine - August, 2012

SHOW PREVIEW

Maine Farm Days

August 22-23, Misty Meadows Farm, Clinton

NRCS staff members Amanda Burton and Ken Blazej stand with Oakhurst Dairy's "Oakie" at Maine Farm Days.

Maine Farm Days takes place August 22-23, once again hosted by Misty Meadows Farm on the Hill Road in Clinton, Maine. The event includes activities for both farmers and non-farmers alike, including a range of agribusiness exhibits, equipment dealers, wagon tours, 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.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dale Finseth, Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation Dept., at 207-622-7847, ext. 3; email dale@kcswcd.org; or visit www.mainefarmdays.com.

Schedule

Wednesday, August 22

10 - 11 a.m.

Pest Issues & You - An Interactive Discussion with John Jemison

11:10 - 12:10 a.m.

Fruit & Vegetable Pests Interactive Quiz with Clay Kirby

1 - 2 p.m.

Common Pests of Cranberries in Maine with Charles Armstrong

2:10 - 3:10 p.m.

Insects in Your Woodlot: Good, Bad & Pretty Cute with Colleen Teerling

Thursday, August 23

10 - 11 a.m.

IPM [Integrated Pest Management] Planning & Tools for Farmers to Write an IPM Plan with Kathy Murray

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Cover Crops & No-Till Corn Silage Production with Rick Kersbergen

1 - 2 p.m.

What's New in Pesticide Risks: Toxicity & Exposure with LeBelle Hicks

2:10 - 3:10 p.m.

Pesticide Poisoning: Horror Stories with Richard Brzozowski