Aldermere’s Annual Beef Basics Weekend, July 28 – 29

New to farming, or interested in intensifying your farm business? Aldermere will be hosting their annual Beef Basics Weekend July 28th & 29th. Workshops are for seasoned farmers, new farmers or anyone thinking about getting involved with agriculture:

Aldermere’s Annual Beef Basics Weekend
Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave, Rockport, ME
Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2012

This year, participants can pick from two different two-day tracks; Fitting & Showmanship (which also includes cattle selection, feed programs and at home prep suggestions) and a AI Course.

There are also two one-day sessions. Brought back by demand, Aldermere is bringing you their traditional Beef Basics program on Saturday. It is a one-day session geared to new farmers or farmers who are interested in strengthening their beef program. Some of the topics will include handling and administering medications correctly, feeding programs, meat processing, record keeping, cattle selection, disease and illnesses. With a small group individual Q&A sessions will be encouraged.

On Sunday, Aldermere farm is partnering with Aaron Hoshide from the School of Economics at the University of Maine at Orono with a hands on Budgeting session. Each participant will be able to develop a balance sheet and budget from a farm research based excel budget template Aaron and his team have create. This is an incredible opportunity for farmers at many different levels.

Aldermere Farm, a landmark of midcoast Maine, is one of the world’s premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle. The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast. The Trust maintains Aldermere as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture.

Click the link below to see a full listing and for a registration form. Please contact Heidi Baker at 207-975-4415 or for more information.

Registration Form 2012.pdf

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