February 2016

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District
107 Park St
Farmington ME 04938

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On behalf of the FCSWCD Board of Supervisors, I would like to invite you to attend our 68th Annual Meeting on Friday, April 8th, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the WG Mallett School.

The evening will begin with a social gathering and light refreshments and include a silent auction and a presentation by Rick Kersbergen from Cooperative Extension on the fascinating use of robots on farms and how the farm dynamics have and are changing.

We are looking forward to presenting awards to 2 very deserving individuals: Rob Taylor, Spruce Mountain Gifted and Talented program teacher, and State Representative, Russell Black, for their conservation work, as well as honoring the District's and NRCS Earth Team Volunteers and resource help and the.

The silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run until 6:20 p.m. Auction items may be picked up and paid for 7:15-7:30 p.m. (no early check-outs) or at the end of the evening. Awards will be handed out to our Cooperator of the year, Russell Black of Wilton and the conservation educator of the year, Rob Taylor of Jay as well as the dedicated volunteers who help make our Conservation District and NRCS programs a success every year.

We look forward to seeing you for a great night out on Friday, April 8th.


Rosetta White
Executive Director


We are proud to once again bring you a live auction on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the W G Mallett School off Middle Street in Farmington. Doors will open at 5:15 for registration and viewing. Jeff Harris will start the auction at 6 p.m. Anyone who registers for a bid number by March 3rd will have a chance to win a gift basket of donated items. An up-to-date list of auction items may be picked up March 2nd or 3rd at 107 Park Street, Farmington.

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The mission of Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District is to address the voluntary conservation of natural resources for all citizens by providing technical assistance and educational programming.



Henry Hardy, Chairperson 778-6446 -- Pam Harnden, Vice Chair 645-2568 -- Patty Cormier, Treasurer 592-2238 -- L. Herbert York, Secretary 778-383 --
Bruce Tracy, Member at Large 778-4506

Associate Supervisors

Linton Robinson 645-4622 -- Robert Leso 778-2000 -- Archie (Bill) Berry 778-3621 -- Ellie Hopkins 645-3846 -- Thayden Farrington 645-2427 -- Frank Forster 652-2920 --
Scot Bubier 431-4266

FCSWCD Employees 778-4279

Rosetta Thompson, District Executive Director -- Kathleen Randall, Education Funding Coordinator/Trainee -- Maria Musto, Office Assistant/ABLE Trainee
Natural Resources Conservation Service 778-4767
Amanda Burton, District Conservationist ext. 105 -- Jade Gianforte, Soil Conservationist ext. 108 -- Paul Hersey, ACES (nutrient Mgt. plans) ext. 112

Conservation Districtís Annual Meeting Silent Auction and Robotics Presentation

Friday, April 8, 2016
5:30 p.m.
WG Mallett School

5:30 - 6:20 Light refreshments - silent auction - social gathering.
Visit our display on Forest Pests (invasive insects) and help yourself to handouts and materials
6:20 Welcome & Introductions By Henry Hardy, Chairperson
6:30 District & Earth Team Volunteer Award presentation
6:40 Cooperator of the Year: Russell Black, Wilton, Maine
6:50 Special MACD Award for Rep. Russell Black - by Tom Gordon
7:00 Conservation Educator of the Year: Rob Taylor - Spruce Mtn School- Jay
7:15 Announce auction high bidders Pick up & pay for auction items
7:15 - 7:30 or at the end of the evening -- 50/50 Drawing announced
7:30 Walter Whitcomb, Commissioner -- Dept of Ag, Conservation & Forestry Updates: What is new/changing in Maine in 2016
7:40 NRCS State Representative Updates: Whatís new/changing in 2016 w/i USDA
7:50 State Senator and Representatives:
8:00 Special presentation by Rick Kersbergen -- "Robotic milking it the potential future of the family farm or just another cash cow..."
Join Extension Professor, Rick Kersbergen, from the University of Maine as he talks about robotic technology and his experiences with farms from the Netherlands where nearly half the farms in that country use robots to milk cows and feed calves.

Visit our display on Forest Pests (invasive insects) and help yourself to handouts and materials!

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