LEEDS — The Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will host Maine Farm Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20 and 21, at the Barker Farm, 9 Barker Road on Route 106.

On Friday, Aug. 20, the following workshops will offer one credit for each session:

Rick Kersbergen, extension educator, Waldo County, “No-till Corn Production to Reduce Fertilizer and Herbicide Applications”; Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner, extension veterinarian, “Ruminant Parasites: Treatment Considerations”; Kathy Murray, entomologist, Maine Department of Agriculture, “Protecting Yourself and Your Animals from Mosquitoes and Ticks”; Dr. David Handley, extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, “Sweet Corn IPM”; and Dr. Gary Anderson, extension livestock specialist, “Selecting and Using Disinfectants on the Farm.”

On Saturday, Aug. 21, one credit will be offered for the following workshops:

Caragh Fitzgerald, extension educator, Kennebec County, “Weed Walk and Identification Exercise”; Dr. Mark Hutton, extension vegetable specialist, “Pumpkin and Squash Disease Management”; and Richard Brzozowski, extension educator, Cumberland County, “Identifying Garden Insects, an interactive exercise”.

Wagon tours of the farm operation, the Maine Dairy Princess Scholarship Pageant and a learning center for children will be included in the events for Maine Farm Days. Vendors will sell agricultural equipment, products, crafts and prepared food items and there will be a farmers market with locally grown produce.

For more information or for vendor contract applications, go to www.androscogginswcd.net and click on “Maine Farm Days.”


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