A tour of a bison farm is set for Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Waterford. The event is offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. Pixabay image

WATERFORD — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District plans to offer a tour of a bison farm from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Doretta and Ted Colburn, owners of Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch at 630 Valley Road in Waterford, will talk about this former dairy farm turned bison and vegetable operation, according to a news release from the South Paris-based district.

Attendees can learn about the unique needs of raising bison, how the Coburns have incorporated sustainability into their farm, and lessons they’ve learned. Frozen bison meat will be available for purchase on site.

Registration is required; a sliding scale program fee of $15 per family is optional.

Registration and payment information are available online at oxfordcountyswcd.org/workshops.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Chantelle Hay at the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207-744-3111 or [email protected].

 

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