Want to learn more about controlling erosion on your wood roads? Need solutions to some of the challenges running your small farm? Advice and tips on woodlot management? Register for the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District in-the-field workshop to hear from experienced presenters – land/woodlot owners, experienced experts, state and federal conservation professionals – about maintaining, protecting, and enhancing habitat, soil health, and water quality. Technical and financial assistance opportunities will be discussed while walking the property. See registration information here .
We are very excited to announce the debut of
our compost project along with our compost
study. On Friday July 16th from 9 am to 3pm
we will be hosting an all-day event at
Staples’ Farms in Parkhurst Siding. Signs
will be posted along the East Presque Isle
Road and on the Johnson Road where the
event will be held. We will be showcasing
our vegetable compost trial and will discuss
the use of different pesticides on rotational
crops. 1 pesticide credit has been applied
for. There is no fee for this event, however,
registration is required. Lunch will be
provided thanks to a grant from Maine DEP
Waste Diversion Program. NRCS, Catholic
Charities Maine, The Good Shephard Food
Bank, Maine DEP, Maine IF&W, and The
Xerces Society will be present to answer
questions and make presentations.
This is one event you won’t want to miss!
Contact Randy Martin, Executive Director
Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District
Presque Isle, ME 04769 (207) 760-4602
Maine Natural Resources Conservation Service held a virtual State Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 8:30 to 11:30 am. As described on the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) webpage, the State Technicial Committee advises NRCS and other U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies, “… on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation. Committees are intended to include members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests. Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist in each State, these Committees are composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers.”
For more information on the meeting, visit the ME NRCS webpage .