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Got hayfields and pastures?

Do you have hayfields and pastures that are in need of some attention? Are you feeding your animals good quality forages? Do you want to learn what makes a good hay crop?

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a 3-hour workshop on hayfield and pasture health in nine locations beginning March 25th.

Workshops will continue to be offered around the state until April 15 at the following locations:
  • 6–9 p.m. March 25 at the UMaine Extension office, 165 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft.
  • 9 a.m.–noon March 27, UMaine Extension, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor
  • 2–5 p.m. March 27, Unity Food Hub, 69 School Street, Unity
  • 9 a.m.–noon April 9, UMaine Extension, Kennedy Center, 15 Oak Street, Springvale
  • 2–5 p.m. April 9, UMaine Extension, 9 Olson Road, South Paris
  • 9 a.m.–noon April 10, UMaine Extension, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls
  • 2–5 p.m. April 10, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth
  • 9 a.m.–noon April 11, University of Maine Farmington, 224 Main Street, Farmington
  • Noon–3 p.m. April 15, UMaine Extension, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle
Extension professor Rick Kersbergen, and Extension animal and bioscience specialist Gary Anderson, will discuss topics that include improving pasture and hayfield yield and quality, production basics for hay and baleage, and understanding forage quality.

The fee is $10 per farm.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kersbergen, 207.342.5971; richard.kersbergen@maine.edu.