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Friday, September 21
 

9:30am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Friday September 21, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

9:30am

Oxen & Steer Demonstrations
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am
Large Livestock Demo Area

9:30am

Mowing with a Team
Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 9:30am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

10:00am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

10:00am

Harnessing a Horse
Harnessing Demo

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:00am

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheep Dog Demo

10:00am

Buying a Draft Horse & Harnessing a Team
Speakers
BJ

Bradbury Johnson

ALL Together Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Round Pen

10:00am

Goat Hoof Trimming
Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Barn 3 Livestock Area

10:00am

Horse Hoist & Other Homestead Knots
Knowing what knot to use, and when, can make a critical difference.

Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Raising Heritage Breed Pigs
The pros and cons of raising heritage pigs.

Speakers
MT

Mary Thompson

Bean's Corner Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Pig Pen Located on the edge of the Field Plots south of Agricultural Demonstrations, across from the South Orchard

10:00am

Loosening up Neck & Poll Tension in Horses
Horses tend to hold much of their tension in the neck and poll. I will demonstrate user friendly techniques to relax equine neck and poll tension, as well as general massage techniques.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

11:00am

General Goat Care
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

11:00am

How to Prepare Sheep for Show
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

11:00am

11:00am

Meet the Icelandic Horse, a Versatile Breed

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

11:00am

Raising Poultry in Maine: Health Topics
Speakers
AL

Anne Lichtenwalner

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Trimming the Fjord's Mane
Information about the Fjord breed while performing a trim.

Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

11:00am

Riding Cultivator Demonstration
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

12:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

12:00pm

Care & Use of Mules
Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

12:00pm

Routine Sheep Hoof Trimming & Care
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

12:00pm

Safety Skills for You & Your Horse
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Round Pen

12:00pm

Whole Systems Poultry Husbandry
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011), has been developing his whole-systems poultry husbandry for decades and has been writing about chickens and other fowl for Backyard Poultry since the inception of the magazine in early 2006. He has also... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Calm the Nervous Horse
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Pen

1:00pm

How to Purchase Quality Sheep: What to Look For
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

1:00pm

Q&A: Organic Livestock - Drop by & Ask our Expert
Speakers
DS

Diane Schivera

MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

1:00pm

Raising Backyard Beef
This presentation will cover the basics that small farmers need to know to raise one or two steers on grass. We'll talk about pastures, fencing, purchasing steers, transportation and slaughter information.

Speakers
AB

Andree Bella

Board Landing Farm & Nursery


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Equine Acupressure Demonstration
The benefits of working a horse's bladder meridian are numerous. We'll review basic technique, meridian location, and association points.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

1:30pm

Log Scooting Contest
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

2:00pm

Biochemistry of Inflammation: Optimal Feeding for Animals
In the last few years there has been an explosion of new information about the Biochemistry of inflammation. This new information along with the understanding of digestion and gut flora and fauna can give us insight to what we should be feeding our animals for optimal health. This includes our pets

Speakers
TK

Tim Ketcham

Tim Ketcham LMT IMTC


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

2:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

2:00pm

Driving & Riding the Draft Horse: Special Considerations
Speakers
TW

Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

2:00pm

Fitting the Driving Harness
Speakers
IM

Izzy McKay

Stantial Brook Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round Pen

2:00pm

ID & Management of Pasture Plants
Speakers
RK

Rick Kersbergen

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

2:00pm

Improving Internal Parasite Resistance in Your Flock
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

2:00pm

Selecting Dairy Animals
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

2:30pm

Riding Cultivator Demonstration
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Field Plots

3:00pm

Cows on Parade
Speakers
GM

Glendon Mehuren

Faithful Venture Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

3:00pm

Driving a Pony Wagon
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

3:00pm

Equine Dentistry
Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Pen

3:00pm

Horse Barefoot Trimming
Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

3:00pm

Junior Poultry Showmanship

Open show for Junior Poultry exhibitors - come see the many varieties and the talented kids who know how to raise them!


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

3:00pm

Preparing for Birth in Sheep: Birth, Aftercare, & the First 24 Hrs
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

3:00pm

Raising Sheep & Goats Organically
Speakers
DS

Diane Schivera

MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

3:00pm

Reaper Binder Demonstration on Buckwheat
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Field Plots

3:00pm

Reaper Binder Demonstration on Oats
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
North Field Plots

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

4:00pm

Draft Goats: Raising, Training, Outfitting
Training and equipment resources to demonstration for work (pulling) and driving.

Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

5:00pm

How to Swat a Bug: Biological Control
Down-to-earth pest control methods - a whimsical look at swatting techniques, trap design, & insect behavior.

Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.
 
Saturday, September 22
 

9:00am

Plowing Demonstrations

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

9:30am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

9:30am

Oxen & Steer Demonstrations
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am
Large Livestock Demo Area

10:00am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

10:00am

Harnessing a Horse
Harnessing Demo

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:00am

Biochemistry of Inflammation: Optimal Feeding for Animals
In the last few years there has been an explosion of new information about the Biochemistry of inflammation. This new information along with understanding of digestion and gut flora and fauna can give us insight into what we should be feeding our animals for optimal health. This includes our pets.

Speakers
TK

Tim Ketcham

Tim Ketcham LMT IMTC


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

10:00am

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheep Dog Demo

10:00am

Goat Hoof Trimming
Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Barn 3 Livestock Area

10:00am

Harnessing a Draft Team
Speakers
JP

John Plowden

Plowden Horse Logging


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Round Pen

10:00am

Holistic Ways to Raise Your Companions
A general talk on holistically raising companion animals. This will include diet, vaccinations, homeopathic and other complimentary remedies to have on hand for emergencies.

Speakers
JH

Judith Herman

Animal Wellness Ctr.


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Integrating farm education as a method of farm diversification
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Raising Heritage Breed Pigs
The pros and cons of raising heritage pigs.

Speakers
MT

Mary Thompson

Bean's Corner Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Pig Pen Located on the edge of the Field Plots south of Agricultural Demonstrations, across from the South Orchard

10:00am

Donkey & Mule Show
Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 1:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

10:00am

Loosening up Neck & Poll Tension in Horses
Horses tend to hold much of their tension in the neck and poll. I will demonstrate user friendly techniques to relax equine neck and poll tension, as well as general massage techniques.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:00am

Reaper Binder Demonstration Continues
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
North Field Plots

10:00am

Reaper Binder Demonstration Continues
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

11:00am

Organic Health Care for Ruminant Animals

Methods to take care of your ruminants health organically.


Speakers
HK

Hue Karreman

CROPP Coop/Organic Valley


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Basic Horselogging: Is Your Horse Ready?
Speakers
TW

Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Round Pen

11:00am

General Goat Care
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

11:00am

How to Purchase Quality Sheep: What to Look For
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

11:00am

Raising Poultry in Maine: Health Topics
Speakers
AL

Anne Lichtenwalner

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Tender, Delicious Grassfed Beef, from Farm to Plate
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes

Sap Bush Hollow Farm
Blending story telling, farm humor, and an uncanny knack for stirring up trouble, Shannon examines the history of consumerism in America, how it played out in the household, the effects it has had on our food system and culture, and how we can recover our households, our communities... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Four Abreast Mule Hitch
Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

11:00am

Riding Cultivator Demonstration
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

11:00am

Witness Draft Power Versatility
Speakers
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

12:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

12:00pm

Dairy Goats for Mutual Profit & Joy
The nature of the goat; how to live with them for mutual profit and joy.

Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

12:00pm

Training Your Horse When You Have No Time
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Round Pen

12:00pm

Whole Systems Poultry Husbandry
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011), has been developing his whole-systems poultry husbandry for decades and has been writing about chickens and other fowl for Backyard Poultry since the inception of the magazine in early 2006. He has also... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Calm the Nervous Horse
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Pen

1:00pm

Preparing for Birth in Sheep: Birth, Aftercare, & the First 24 Hrs
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

1:00pm

Protocol for Eliminating Sheep & Goat Foot Rot
Speakers
DB

Dick Brzozowski

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Q&A: Organic Livestock - Drop by & Ask our Expert
Speakers
DS

Diane Schivera

MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

1:00pm

Teaching Donkeys to Drive
Speakers
CW

Claire Wallace

Haffas Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

1:00pm

Using Mules on the Farm
Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

1:00pm

Why Geese?
Speakers
HH

Henry Hamilton

Maine Fun Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Equine Acupressure Demonstration
The benefits of working a horse's bladder meridian are numerous. We'll review basic technique, meridian location, and association points.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

1:30pm

Log Scooting Contest
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

1:30pm

2:00pm

Basic Ground Driving
Speakers
IM

Izzy McKay

Stantial Brook Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round Pen

2:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

2:00pm

Healthy Mouth, Happy Horse
Understanding the benefits of regular dental checkups, and discussion of common issues.

Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

2:00pm

Improving Internal Parasite Resistance in Your Flock
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

2:00pm

Riding the Draft Horse
Speakers
TW

Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

2:00pm

Selecting Dairy Animals
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

3:00pm

Cows on Parade
Speakers
GM

Glendon Mehuren

Faithful Venture Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

3:00pm

Feeding the Poultry Flock Entirely from Home Resources
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011), has been developing his whole-systems poultry husbandry for decades and has been writing about chickens and other fowl for Backyard Poultry since the inception of the magazine in early 2006. He has also... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

3:00pm

Raising Rabbits Organically
How to raise rabbits organically in accordance with the National Organic Plan rules. Feed, pasture, housing, identification.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

3:00pm

Sheep Hoof Trimming & Care
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

3:00pm

Small Anaerobic Digesters for Small Dairy Farms
Overview of the newer small anaerobic digesters now available for farms with livestock.

Speakers
FH

Frank Heller

Katahdin Energy Works


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

3:00pm

Teaching Your Riding Horse to Drive
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

3:00pm

Trimming the Draft Horse Hoof
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Pen

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

4:00pm

Driving 4 Draft Horses Abreast: Demonstration
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece
JP

John Plowden

Plowden Horse Logging


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Round Pen

4:00pm

Driving 4 Draft Horses Abreast: Demonstration

Starts at the Round Pen, where the horse will be harnessed up. Then the team moves over to the Show Ring.


Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece
JP

John Plowden

Plowden Horse Logging


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Round Pen

4:00pm

Farming with Coyotes & Other Carnivores
This is a time for our farmers to come together and share their experiences with carnivores... questions, concerns, solutions. Presenter will offer the participants valuable information that farmers need to know about the ecology of coyotes, as well as discussing protective animal husbandry.

Speakers
GV

Geri Vistein

Conservation Biologist


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

5:00pm

Raising Goats 101
How to successfully raise goats and keep them happy and healthy

Speakers
JS

Janice Spaulding

Stony Knolls Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.
 
Sunday, September 23
 

9:00am

Draft Horse Show
Speakers
FD

Farmers Draft Horse Mule and Pony Club

Farmers Draft Horse Mule and Pony Club
In 1988, Stan Merrill and  Bill Winslow (the founding fathers of the club), held the first meeting in an upstairs room at the local fire station in Harrison, Maine.  Directors were chosen and meetings held to plan events that grew and grew.  The public would stop and watch... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 9:00am - 4:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

9:00am

9:30am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Sunday September 23, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

9:30am

Oxen & Steer Demonstrations
Speakers

Sunday September 23, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am
Large Livestock Demo Area

10:00am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

10:00am

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheep Dog Demo

10:00am

Goat Hoof Trimming
Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Barn 3 Livestock Area

10:00am

Goose Producer Roundtable
Speakers
SA

Sonia Acevedo

Hide And Go Peep Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Goose Producer Roundtable
Speakers
NB

Nate Brimmer

Jed Collective


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Goose Producer Roundtable
Speakers
SH

Shana Hanson

3 Streams Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Horse Logging Basics
Speakers
BJ

Bradbury Johnson

ALL Together Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Round Pen

10:00am

Horse Logging Basics
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Round Pen

10:00am

Improving Internal Parasite Resistance in Your Flock
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

10:00am

Plants Poisonous to Livestock
Speakers
BM

Beth McEvoy

Maine Dept. Ag.


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Raising Heritage Breed Pigs
The pros and cons of raising heritage pigs.

Speakers
MT

Mary Thompson

Bean's Corner Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Pig Pen Located on the edge of the Field Plots south of Agricultural Demonstrations, across from the South Orchard

10:00am

Loosening up Neck & Poll Tension in Horses
Horses tend to hold much of their tension in the neck and poll. I will demonstrate user friendly techniques to relax equine neck and poll tension, as well as general massage techniques.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:00am

Witness Draft Power Versatility
Speakers
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm
Field Plots

11:00am

Cow Signals - what to look for, what does it mean, and how can it be corrected

Methods to take care of your ruminant's health organically.


Speakers
HK

Hue Karreman

CROPP Coop/Organic Valley


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Backyard Chickens 101
Speakers
SO

Stacey & Olivia Collins

Backyard Harvest


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Biochemistry of Inflammation: Optimal Feeding for Animals
In the last few years there has been an explosion of new information about the Biochemistry of inflammation. This new information along with the understanding of digestion and gut flora and fauna can give us insight to what we should be feeding our animals for optimal health. This includes our pets

Speakers
TK

Tim Ketcham

Tim Ketcham LMT IMTC


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

11:00am

General Goat Care
Speakers

Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

11:00am

Raising & Training Oxen >

From bottle-feeding to full size, learn the practicalities of feed training, breed temperments, vaccinations and care


Speakers
RG

Renee Grover

Barstow Farms


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

11:00am

What is Your Horse Telling You? Learn Body Language
Speakers
TW

Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Round Pen

11:00am

4-in-Hand Mule Hitch
Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Sunday September 23, 2012 11:00am - 5:00pm
Field Plots

12:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

12:00pm

Calm the Nervous Horse
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Round Pen

12:00pm

Dairy Goats for Mutual Profit & Joy
The nature of the goat; how to live with them for mutual profit and joy.

Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

12:00pm

History of Mules
From their origin in the United States, to helping build America.

Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

12:00pm

Whole Systems Poultry Husbandry
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011), has been developing his whole-systems poultry husbandry for decades and has been writing about chickens and other fowl for Backyard Poultry since the inception of the magazine in early 2006. He has also... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Choosing the Right Goat for You
Speakers
JS

Janice Spaulding

Stony Knolls Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Driving a Pony Cart
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

1:00pm

Equine Dentistry
Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Pen

1:00pm

Q&A: Organic Livestock - Drop by & Ask our Expert
Speakers
DS

Diane Schivera

MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

1:00pm

Sheep Hoof Trimming & Care
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

1:00pm

Building a Poultry Hoop House Demonstration
Speakers
GB

Gary Balducci

Wishing Well Acres


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Equine Acupressure Demonstration
The benefits of working a horse's bladder meridian are numerous. We'll review basic technique, meridian location, and association points.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Sunday September 23, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

1:30pm

Log Scooting Contest
Speakers

Sunday September 23, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

2:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

2:00pm

Brainstorming Horse Problem Scenarios
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

2:00pm

Building Communication with Your Horse
Speakers
TW

Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round Pen

2:00pm

Healthy Mouth, Happy Horse
Understanding the benefits of regular dental checkups, and discussion of common issues.

Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

2:00pm

Selecting Dairy Animals
Speakers

Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

2:00pm

Planting a Cover Crop
Speakers
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Field Plots

3:00pm

Cows on Parade
Speakers
GM

Glendon Mehuren

Faithful Venture Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

3:00pm

Making Money with Your Goats
The economy of goat products - from compost to meat - and how you can profit

Speakers
JS

Janice Spaulding

Stony Knolls Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

3:00pm

Modifying Breastcollar Harness for Pairs
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Pen

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Sunday September 23, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers

Sunday September 23, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

4:00pm

Draft Goats
Raising, training, and outfitting goats for draft. Goats can easily be trained to pull carts and implements for doing farm chores, i.e. haul wood, garden harvest, to being a practical mode of transportation for children and exhibitions.

Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Sunday September 23, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.