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FAMACHA training

FAMACHA training will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 17th at Sam Miller’s farm located at 405 Houlton Road, Fort Fairfield. Diane Schivera from Maine Organic Farmer’s Gardeners Association will be our trainer. Price for the FAMACHA cards will be $15-$20 (Sorry not sure of the cost at this time) Training will take approximately […]

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UMaine Extension Aroostook Field Day 2018

August 8, 2018 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Aroostook Research Farm 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, Maine This FREE event is open to all agriculture producers (potato growers, grain growers, dairy people, etc.)   Your registration will help us in arranging the food for all participants and attendees. Register online Organizers: Lakesh Sharma, Assistant Extension Professor, […]

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Backyard Chickens 101

Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM – 12 noon WTA Hansen Memorial LIbrary, Mars Hill Join Linda Trickey to learn what you need to know in order to maintain a happy and healthy flock of chickens in your own backyard. Different Breeds, Types of Housing, Health, and Nutrition Options will all be discussed.

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Preparing Your Garden for the Growing Season

Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon WTA Hansen Memorial Library, Mars Hill Join Linda Trickey to learn how to make the most of your garden for the upcoming growing season. What makes soil healthy and how to maintain the vital mycorrhizomes that interconnect with bacteria, nutrients, and rootlets to nourish your garden […]

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Northern Maine Sheep Producers

Annual Sheep & Goat Health Seminar Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM UMaine Extension Presque Isle office 57 Houlton Rd, Presque Isle, Maine 8:30 AM: Registration 8:45 AM: Reproduction Essentials, Dr. Jim Weber, UMaine, Assessing Breeding Soundness, Preparation, Flushing & Culling 10:00 AM: Break — Coffee & Donuts 10:15 AM: Farm Recordkeeping […]

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Food Preservation Workshop

Houlton Regional Hospital 20 Hartford Street, Houlton, Maine October 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden fruits and vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning, freezing, and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning. […]

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Field Day at MSAD #1 School Farm, July 26, 2017

UMaine Extension Field Day July 26, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM MSAD #1 School Farm, 340 State Street, Presque Isle, Maine University of Maine Cooperative Extension is pleased to invite the public to a Field Day on July 26, 2017, at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the MSAD #1 School Farm, 340 State […]

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Food Preservation Workshops Being Offered in Aroostook County

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden fruits and vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning, freezing, and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. Cost: $25.00 per person […]

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Northern Maine Sheep Producers

Annual Sheep & Goat Health Seminar Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Presque Isle Extension Office 57 Houlton Rd, RT 1 Presque Isle Seminar and lunch are free and open to the public. To help insure an accurate lunch count, please call Emily Dow 532.6548 or emily.dow@maine.edu. RSVP before May 7. For […]

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Soil and Agronomy Workshop

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: University of Maine Presque Isle Campus Center, 181 Main St., Presque Isle Cost: $20 U.S. / $25 Canadian Online Registration is closed. If you have questions, please contact Lakesh Sharma at 207.498.0316 or lakesh.sharma@maine.edu Who should attend: Farmers, industry representatives, students, and faculty. Pesticide credits […]

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