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2019 Maine Grain Conference March 1

Event organizer: Ellen Mallory
Event Date & Time: March 1, 2019 8:30 am until March 1, 2019 5:00 pm

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.

For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ellen Mallory, 581-2942, ellen.mallory@maine.edu. Information also is online.

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.

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 62 countries. It currently enrolls 11,404 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. 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 umaine.edu.