J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center

Witter Wonderland to feature pony rides, crafts, music

Members of the campus community and public are invited to attend Witter Wonderland, a barn-wide holiday event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the University of Maine’s Witter Farm. Guests are encouraged to dress in holiday attire to meet the farm’s horses, cows and sheep. The event will kick off with a performance […]

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Trick or Trot at Witter Farm Oct. 26

The University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team invites the campus community and public to the annual Trick or Trot from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at UMaine’s Witter Farm in Old Town. This year, students from the Maine Animal Club and the Ewe-Maine Icelandic Sheep Club also will be involved. The event will include […]

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Hutton named associate dean for research

Mark Hutton has been named associate dean for research in the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Hutton joined the UMaine community in 2001, where he has held a joint appointment as an associate professor in the School of Food […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances J.F. Witter Center’s livestock tour, field day

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine news release announcing the University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching & Research Center will host a livestock tour and field day 1–6 p.m. July 12 at 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. Tours will include the center’s horse and dairy facilities, and pastured sheep and poultry flocks. […]

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Rogers Farm site of new foodscaping garden, weekly open houses

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) will offer weekly open house sessions 5:30–6:30 p.m. beginning June 6 at Rogers Farm in Old Town. The UMaine Extension Penobscot County MGV Demonstration Garden — which features 34 different theme gardens, including the new foodscaping garden — is open to the public during daylight hours. […]

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UMaine Holstein ranks among cream of the crop

The Holstein Association USA announced this month that a member of the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center’s dairy herd ranks among the top 10,000 registered Holsteins in the country for Total Performance Index (CTPI). With more than 22 million registered Holsteins in the United States, the distinction places UM Robust Rosmerta in the top […]

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What’s black and white and cute all over?

The newest addition at the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center! Dynamite the dairy cow gave birth during the middle of a lab last week, presenting an unexpected hands-on learning opportunity for the students!

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Harvest fall fun at Witter Farm with Cabot Creamery

The University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center will host Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s Open Farm Sunday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Members of the public are welcome to visit the farm for a family-friendly afternoon of free cheese, apples, games, and live bluegrass music. UMaine Applied Dairy Cooperative of Organized Working […]

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