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Second annual Cattlemen’s College starts Nov. 30

Event organizer: Melissa Babcock
Event Date & Time: November 30, 2018 2:00 pm until November 30, 2018 4:00 pm

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will offer the second annual Cattlemen’s College Nov. 30-Dec. 1, in Charleston and Orono.

The event begins with a live, low-stress stockmanship demonstration, 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Maple Lane Farms, 224 Upper Charleston Road in Charleston, followed by a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m. in Garland. The Orono session begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in UMaine’s Wells Conference Center. Topics include pasture and grass-fed nutrition, low-stress cattle handling, and beef import and export markets.

The keynote speaker will be Dean Fish, certified trainer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Presenters include Anne Lichtenwalner, UMaine Extension veterinarian and director of the UMaine Animal Health Lab; and Cindy Kilgore, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry livestock specialist.

The $25 fee for MBPA members/$35 nonmembers includes lunch; barbecue is $20. Register online. For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Babcock, 581-2788; Information also is available online.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.
About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master’s degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit