ORONO, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension manages a statewide online hay directory for buyers and sellers of hay, straw and silage. Sellers can list their products with details including location and type. Buyers can search for sources by county and the specific product needed. The website also offers information about sampling, quality testing and harvesting quality hay products.
Also available for free download is a newly updated UMaine Extension publication, Farmer Skill and Knowledge Checklist for Hay and Haylage Makers in Maine.
For more information about the online hay directory or other forage questions, contact Rick Kersbergen, 207.342.5971; firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.
About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 62 countries. It currently enrolls 11,404 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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