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Visit the 4-H Fix today and glory in the achievement!

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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We’ve been singing the praises for the 4-H Fix! Now it’s time for the 4-H Fix to return the favor!  The 4-H Fix will be singing and cheering for 4-H on December 15th. Why not come and join in the chorus! Fa la la la la la la la la!  https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/tag/4-h-fix/

2018 Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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July will be here before you know it, and we are looking for a few good volunteers to join the fantastic current Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee.  Joining this committee gives you the chance to help come up with ideas and plans for one of our biggest statewide events!  If you are interested in joining the Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee, or have general questions/comments/recommendations about the event, please email jessica.brainerd@maine.edu, or call 207.581.3877.

Save the Date for 2018 Maine 4-H Days

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Maine 4-H Days will take place July 20 – 22 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you are interested in helping to plan next year’s event, please contact Jessy Brainerd at jessica.brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877.

Don’t Miss the November 4-H Fix

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Ok, so the 4-H Fix hasn’t won any awards yet, but after November 17th lots of folks will say it is championship reading! That’s when the 4-H Fix will be telling the stories of Maine’s 4-H Champions! Visit the 4-H Fix today and glory in the achievement!  https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/tag/4-h-fix/

Fryeburg Fair Challenge

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Fryeburg Fair has once again presented the Maine 4-H Foundation with a challenge gift of $10,000 if we can raise the matching funds during the fa Maine 4-H agricultural programs have been growing over the past year and more support is needed.  The Maine 4-H Foundation has increased its support to agricultural programs and has recently invested over $66,000 in animal science endowment funds dedicated to ensure the future of agricultural programs.  Today the endowment funds for Agriculture and animal science exceed $110,000!

Every gift counts and you can direct it toward the animal science program of your choice.

Consider a gift to the Fryeburg Fair challenge today.  It is easy to give, email a pledge to Susan Jennings at susan.jennings@maine.edu, or go online at our.umaine.edu/fryeburgchallenge!

4-H Gives: Relief Support for 4-H Programs affected by Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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The gulf coast region of Texas has experienced massive damage and destruction from Hurricane Harvey. In times like these we see the good in countless individuals who wish to lend a hand and comfort those in need.  In response to the disaster on the coast many local 4-H clubs are hosting supply drives where items can be delivered quickly and efficiently to the storm zone.  The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation are facilitating a monetary campaign to directly support 4-H club and county programs in the hurricane zone.  To help, go to: https://texas4hfoundation.org/, click on link at the top right “give now,” complete the online form and type “4HSupportsTexas” in the Gift Designation Box, with your payment information.

Maine Poultry Growers Association, First Annual Conference

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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The MPGA is an association for Maine poultry keepers of all types and for anyone interested in poultry. http://www.mainepoultrygrowers.org/
October 21, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Student Union Room, Alfond Campus, Kennebec Valley Community College, Hinkley, ME.  Register Online at: https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture/events-workshops/, cost is $35.00/person ($25.00 for MPGA Members), lunch is included.  Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners (MOFGA), and Poulin Grain.  Contacts are Jason Lilley, jason.lilley@maine.edu, and Diane Schivera, dianes@mofga.org.

Risk Perception on the Family Farm

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Debra Kantor and Leslie Forstadt are trying to identify farm families to interview for a research project to learn about the safety concerns of beginning farmers (less than 10 years) with children (under the age of 18).  The farmers will be given $75 to compensate for their time.  If you have a family that might be interested or would like additional information contact Debra by email at debra.kantor@maine.edu or call 207.474.9622.

UMaine 4-H Science Saturday: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Chicken

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to join us Saturday, October 28th from 11am-3pm at Witter Farm on the University of Maine campus in Orono to learn how to prepare delicious smoked chicken with our own Dr. Colt Knight! First, we will learn the art of preparing a whole chicken, and learn about how to safely handle raw chicken meat. We will explore how to include chicken as part of a healthy, balanced diet, as well as talk about different ways to season and prepare chicken meat. And finally, we will be enjoying our smoked chicken for lunch.

Space is limited, so register today at the following link: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/home/science-saturday/ by October 20, cost is $10, and includes lunch.

Don’t Miss the October 4-H Fix!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Maybe there should be a club for 4-H Fix readers! There are clubs for 4-H Members, after all!  Visit the 4-H Fix on October 13th and learn all about Maine’s 4-H Clubs! This post might even make you come to order!  Visit the 4-H Fix today and call your meeting to order!  https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/tag/4-h-fix/