PRESQUE ISLE — The annual Maine Grain Conference will be held 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the University of Maine, Presque Isle Campus Center, 181 Main St.
Topics for this year’s conference, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, include best practices in growing and storing grains, growing and licensing industrial hemp, camera-guided precision cultivation, whole farm grain budgets, foliar and seed diseases, and grain varieties trial results.
Presenters include faculty and staff from UMaine, University of Vermont and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and industry experts from Eastern Grains, Inc. of New Brunswick, Canada, and Lake Shore Farms of Saint David, Maine.
The $30 fee, $45 after Feb. 21, includes snacks and lunch. Registration is required by noon on Feb. 25. Register online. There will be 5.5 certified crop adviser credits and two pesticide credits offered.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for more than 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.