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Friday, September 21
 

11:00am

History of Excavated Soil Pit on Fair Grounds
Speakers
DT

David Turcotte

Maine Assoc. of Professional Soil Scientists


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Soil Pit

12:00pm

Planning Water, Animals, & Soil on Small Farms
Conservation planning to address the many resource concerns such as soils, water, and animals will be discussed specifically regarding the space constraints found on a small farm.

Speakers
AB

Autumn Birt

Natural Resources Cons. Serv.


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

12:00pm

Long Term Organic Soil & Crop Nutrition
Building fast and slow reserves of minerals, soil and crop foods, beneficial soil biology, guided by crop specific tests, field assays, amendment resources, & references. (can fill 2 hours easily)

Speakers
MF

Mark Fulford

Lookfar Ag Services


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts
 
Saturday, September 22
 

11:00am

History of Excavated Soil Pit on Fair Grounds
Speakers
DT

David Turcotte

Maine Assoc. of Professional Soil Scientists


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Soil Pit

1:00pm

Common Soil Problems in Gardens & Hoop Houses
Troubleshooting common garden soil management problems, how to avoid them, and what to do about them. Will also cover problems perculiar to hoop houses & high tunnels.

Speakers
BH

Bruce Hoskins

Maine Soil Testing Service


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

1:00pm

Options for Bed Preparation: Soil Building with Hand Tools
Speakers
JK

Jack Kertesz

MOFGA Trial Gardens


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

1:00pm

Soil & Compost Science
Speakers
SE

Susan Erich

Plant Soil and Env. Sciences


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

2:00pm

Long Term Organic Soil & Crop Nutrition
Building fast and slow reserves of minerals, soil and crop foods, beneficial soil biology, guided by crop specific tests, field assays, amendment resources, & references. (can fill 2 hours easily)

Speakers
MF

Mark Fulford

Lookfar Ag Services


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts
 
Sunday, September 23
 

9:00am

The Soils of Maine

A summary of the typical attributes of ME Soils, with an emphasis on formation factors (particularly parent material) and agronomic suitabilities.


Speakers
DT

David Turcotte

Maine Assoc. of Professional Soil Scientists


Sunday September 23, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

11:00am

History of Excavated Soil Pit on Fair Grounds
Speakers
DT

David Turcotte

Maine Assoc. of Professional Soil Scientists


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Soil Pit

12:00pm

Composting
Speakers
DC

Dave Colson

Director of Agricultural Services, MOFGA


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area