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Robotic technology information for dairy farmers in Waterville

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WATERVILLE University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an informational meeting about robotic dairy systems from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at Governor's Restaurant, 376 Main St.

The meeting is designed for dairy farmers and industry leaders to learn more about available robotic technology.

Scheduled speakers include Les Pike, owner of Keewaydin Farm in Stowe, Vermont, who has used robotic technology for several years on a farm that was named Vermont's 2015 dairy farm of the year; Kate Fogler of Stonyvale Farm in Exeter, Maine, who will discuss her experiences using robotic calf feeders; and UMaine Extension educator Rick Kersbergen who will discuss robotic technology in Europe.

The $10 fee includes lunch. More information, including registration, is online. For additional information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Kersbergen at (800) 287-1426 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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