FAIRFIELD — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer its annual sheep and goat seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave.

Topics will include market research, social media use, product pricing, diversifying marketing strategies, enhancing customer service and creating a brand for specific products.

Scheduled instructors are UMaine Extension specialist Jim McConnon, UMaine Extension associate professor Tori Jackson, and animal and veterinary sciences professor James Weber. Robert Herr, owner of Nix Besser Livestock in Pennsylvania, will discuss what to consider when buying market animals as well as what his clients seek.

Cost is $35 per person, $30 before Nov. 1, which includes lunch and materials. For more information, call 781-6099.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension

As a trusted resource for 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.


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