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diversifying the farm

Posted: May 11 2011

Our friends at  MOFGA are hosting and/or sponsoring these events.  Diversity your operation with livestock!

May 14: Livestock 101 ­ Basic Livestock Production
9 am to 4 pm held at the American Legion, 21 College Ave. in Waterville.
Sponsored by: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Department of Agriculture and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.
This program to provide basic livestock care information for small-scale livestock producers including the following species: beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, ponies, chickens and other poultry.
Details. <http://umaine.edu/livestock/livestock-101/>
May 20-22: The Northeast Livestock Exposition, Windsor.
MOFGA co-sponsors the event which will offer opportunities for hands-on demonstrations and skill building workshops. Workshops begin Friday and will include topics such as FAMACHA, Organic Livestock Production, Marketing and more.
Details. <http://www.northeastlivestockexpo.com/>
August 16, 2011 Processing Pastured Poultry, Unity
2-5 pm at the Common Ground Education Center
Join Diane Schivera, MOFGA's Livestock Specialist and an elite crew of poultry processing professionals for a workshop about how to process poultry. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters.  We¹ll discuss poultry management, equipment, and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron and a willingness to learn. Course fee is $30 each participant will take home a bird. Register online at:

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