UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching & Research Center will host a livestock tour and field day July 12, 1–6 p.m., 160 University Farm Road, Old Town.

Tours include the center’s horse and dairy facilities, and pastured sheep and poultry flocks. Each tour lasts one hour and includes demonstrations and a question-and-answer session. UMaine School of Food and Agriculture researchers and graduate students, and Witter Center staff, will be leading the tours and discussions.

Scheduled tour leaders include UMaine animal and bioscience specialist Gary Anderson; UMaine associate professors and veterinarians Robert Causey and James Weber; UMaine Extension assistant professor and state livestock specialist Colt Knight; UMaine associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences, and Extension dairy specialist Dave Marcinkowski; Witter Center staff Joshua Hatley and Elizabeth McLaughlin; and graduate students Melissa Hawks and Anastasia Russo.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Joshua Hatley at  207-581-2793 or

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