• “Got Livestock, Need Hay?” University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers the webinar for livestock owners at 10 a.m and again at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9. Professor Rick Kersbergen will share information for livestock owners on assessing how much feed is needed and if enough is on hand, and strategies if a shortage seems likely. Extension crop insurance education program manager Chris Howard will share information specific to livestock producers. Register on the event webpage. The session will be recorded for later viewing. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Donna Coffin, 262-7726;
  • 80th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show, scheduled for Tuesday to Saturday, January 19-23, will be completely online and feature a mixture of live and pre-recorded presentations and forums on agricultural and forestry issues, sessions for ag producer groups, exhibitor showcases, and networking opportunities. The schedule will be a mix of day, evening, and weekend offerings. A digital library of content and information will remain fully accessible during and following the ATS for individuals who cannot join live sessions. Learn more at