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Upcoming Seminars

  • Place for Pollinators workshop

    Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District is holding an educational event on June 28th, 2019, from 9:00am-12:00pm. This workshop will help guide people through the observation, identification and ecology of pollinators. Other topics such as pollinator habitat needs, environmental stressors, and what property owners can do to create more high value habitat for pollinators will be discussed as well.

    Location: Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME. 

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  • NY Christmas Tree Farmers meeting

    The Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY is pleased to invite members and other interested growers to its 2019 summer meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 11, through Saturday, July 13. Every summer, the members of the organization travel to a different member’s farm to network, share, learn, and catch up with each other after a busy winter season.

    Location: Franke Farms, 3700 Boss Rd. Ext. and 4514 Eddy Ridge Rd., Marion, NY

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  • All About Stockers

    Are you interested in purchasing a group of cattle in the spring, feeding them all summer, and selling them in the fall? Join us July 11 from 6-8pm to learn key points to consider for healthy animals and profitability. Presenters include Jason Detzel, Ulster County Senior Resource Livestock Educator and owner of Diamond Hills Farm, and Mike Baker, the Cornell University Beef Specialist.

    Location: Hudson, NY

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  • Mass Nursery and Landscape Association

    The annual trade show for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape industry will be held Thursday, July 25. This year's conference theme is "Down to Earth."

    Location: Westport, MA

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  • New York Soil Health trainings

    Compaction is an important issue in agriculture affecting soil health and productivity. Compacted soils, which result from heavy tractor and animal use over time, have less water and air flow and are therefore less productive. Identifying compaction is the first step toward remediation. That is why the New York Soil Health trailer will be traveling across the Northeast, participating in pasture walks and other events this summer and fall. Currently scheduled events include July 25-27: Grasstravaganza, Cobleskill, NY; August 6-8: Empire Farm Days, Seneca Falls, NY; August dates TBA: Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY;and September 3-6: Maine Soil Field Days, site TBA.

    Location(s): various

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  • Seedstock Beef Production

    Well known nationwide for their high quality animals, join Phil Trowbridge and family on August 9 from 6-8pm to learn the ins and outs of selling elite genetics, which include heifer calves, cows, bulls, embryo packages, and more. The staff from New York State Agriculture and Markets will also be in attendance to discuss the new regulations on tagging and identification of cattle.

    Location: Ghent, NY

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  • Cow Calf Production and the Freezer Trade

    The Tilley family has transitioned from a dairy to multi-species livestock farm, selling meat directly to consumers at farmer’s markets and retail shops. The farm focuses on grass-fed Red Devon Cattle, as well as poultry and pork production. Steve Hadcock, Beginning Farmer and Market Development Educator and staff from New York State Agriculture and Markets will also be in attendance to discuss the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program.

    Location: Hoosick Falls, NY

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