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Last week, MFT and ME DACF co-hosted a webinar on Agricultural Land Reclamation in the 21st Century. The webinar offered guidance and best practices for farmers, landowners, and service providers. Topics included identifying and assessing land suitability for reclamation, environmental and climate considerations, regulatory guidance, reclamation strategies and practices, economic and cost considerations, and post-reclamation management. Speakers included Amanda Beal, ME DACF Commissioner; David Rocque, ME State Soil Scientist; Graham Mallory, Farmer at Pastures of Plenty; Andy Schultz, the Landowner Outreach Forester for ME DACF; and Andrew Marshall, MFT Policy and Research Fellow.
Want to dig deeper? Join us for an Agricultural Land Reclamation Field Walk and Workshop on Wednesday, November 20, 9-11 AM at Pastures of Plenty Farm in Jackson. Join David Rocque, Maine State Soil Scientist, Andrew Marshall, MFT Research Fellow, and farmers Graham and Emily Mallory for a discussion and demonstration of agricultural land reclamation. Over the past 5 years, Graham and Emily have reclaimed 100 acres of woodland from the former Great Farm in Jackson, developing a diversified silvopasture operation and employing management-intensive rotational grazing. Dave Rocque will be armed with his soil auger and his decades of experience assessing and ground-truthing landscapes’ suitability for agriculture.
Questions? Get in touch with Andrew Marshall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missed the webinar or want a refresher? Listen below.