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UMaine Extension winter care of livestock series starts Dec. 7

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer four in-person workshops about winter care of livestock from noon–2 p.m. every other Tuesday starting Dec. 7 at the UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Remaining classes are Dec. 21, Jan. 4 and Jan. 18.

The series begins with winter care of small ruminants, including best practices for meeting water, feed and shelter needs for sheep and goats. Other workshops will cover winter care of poultry, swine and beef cattle. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension assistant professor and statewide livestock specialist, will lead each workshop

The $15 fee for Dec. 7 includes a light lunch; remaining dates are on a $0–$10 sliding scale fee. Registration is required by Dec. 1. Register on the program webpage. Enrollment is limited to 20 seats per session. Face coverings and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms are required, regardless of vaccination status. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.781.6099; rebecca.gray@maine.edu.

UMaine, UNH Extensions offer winter garden design webinar Dec. 6

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about winter garden design from 6–7:15 p.m. on Dec 6
Northern New England Fibershed Affiliate

Creation of a Northern New England Fibershed Affiliate. Fibershed is a nonprofit organization based out of California started by Rebecca Burgess to develop regional fiber systems that build soil & protect the health of our biosphere.
Click here for more information

Add Your Farm to this New Online Marketing List

Many farms across Maine have added alternative ways customers can obtain farm products to accommodate for social distancing in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Maine farmers are updating this new database in an effort to increase public access to their farm products during this time. You can view the website and map here.

To have your farm added or to update directory information:
Many thanks to Allison Lakin of East Forty Farm and Dairy for initiating this important resource.
Sheep in the NEWS! Scrapie Program Related Activities

MSBA is an educational, non-profit organization in Maine, dedicated to discussing mutual issues in the sheep industry, exchanging ideas, and working with the intent of aiding sheep producers and the sheep industry.
The MSBA has been involved with a variety of projects, including providing information and educational opportunities to producers and the public.
These opportunities include The MSBA Shepherds' and Shearing Schools, booths at Agricultural shows, as well as sheep and wool festivals. The MSBA supports sales of raw and spun fleeces and value added products from its members, and supports 4-H programs by helping to obtain needed equipment at reduced prices.

As a member of the MSBA you will ...
  • Receive The Producer - the MSBA newsletter (published 4 times a year).
  • Be entitled to participate in the annual cooperative Wool Pool sale of fleece.
  • Have marketing and political representation at state, regional and national levels.
  • Meet a great bunch of people who love to share information about their animals and about breeding, management, and marketing techniques.
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