SOUTH PARIS, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a tour of a bison farm September 28, 2022, 1 – 3 pm.
Join Doretta and Ted Colburn, owners of Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch in Waterford, to learn about this former dairy farm turned bison and vegetable operation. Learn about the unique needs of raising bison, how they have incorporated sustainability into their farm, and lessons they’ve learned. Frozen bison meat will be available for purchase on site.
Registration is required and a sliding scale program fee of $15 per family is optional. Registration and payment information available on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Chantelle Hay at the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District: 207.744.3111; firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred).
Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District:
The mission of the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership, learning and technical knowledge in the management and conservation of agriculture and natural resources by integrating and disseminating local, state and federal resources.
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, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state’s only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,561 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension