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                                                                                                Date: June 24, 2011

Subject: ECS – Pasture Training Sessions on July 12-14, 2011

Action Due: July 5, 2011

Purpose. To inform NRCS employees of the Pasture Training Sessions on July 12-14, 2011.

Expiration Date. July 30, 2011

There will be Pasture Training Sessions for NRCS field staffs at the appropriate three Service Center locations listed below. The morning sessions will begin at 9:00 am, will be classroom style and held at the Service Center’s conference rooms. The afternoon sessions will be held on various farm locations and seating is limited. Therefore, employees will be expected to attend the session closet to their service center. If there is a need to attend a different session, or a non-field office employee wishes to attend, please contact Alice Begin by July 5, 2011.

The afternoon sessions are open to the public. Please dress appropriately for field conditions and lunch will not be provided. There may be room available in the morning sessions for one or two interested producers. To ensure adequate seating for NRCS employees, interested producers may inquire about registration subject to available seating with Alice Begin after July 5, 2011.

The Agenda is attached.


July 12, 2011 (Tuesday ) and Sebago Lake Ranch
Scarborough Service Center
306 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, Maine 04074-9774

Sebago Lake Ranch – Ben Hartwell, Owner
27 Harding Bridge Road
Gorham, Maine

(Attendees: Lewiston, Scarborough, Farmington, South Paris and Augusta Service Center staffs)

July 13, 2011 (Wednesday) and Clovercrest Farm
Bangor Service Center
1423 Broadway
Bangor, Maine 04401

Clovercrest Farm – Steve Morrison, Owner
159 Atkinson Road
Charleston, Maine

(Attendees: Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft, Skowhegan, Belfast, and Machias Service Center staffs)

July 14, 2011 (Thursday) and Chase Organic Dairy Farm
Presque Isle Service Center
735 Main Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Chase Organic Dairy Farm – Vaughn Chase, Owner
Creasey Ridge Road
Mapleton, Maine

(Attendees: Presque Isle, Fort Kent, and Houlton Service Center field staffs)

Contact.  If you have any questions or need to register, please contact Alice Begin, Resource Conservationist at 207-990-9568 or email

/s/  Juan C. Hernandez

State Conservationist

Attachment  - Agenda (.pdf)