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June 2019

CANCELLED! Sprayer Calibration and Whole Farm IPM @ Union Hammond Tractor, Union, ME

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Union Hammond Tractor, 1987 Heald Hwy
Union, ME United States
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Due to the heavy rain in the forecast, the UMaine Extension sprayer calibration program scheduled for Thursday, June 13, at Hammond Tractor in Union is CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience. --Caragh Fitzgerald, Lily Calderwood, and Mark Hutchinson  

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Sprayer Calibration and Disease IPM @ Blueberry Hill Farm, Jonesboro, ME

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blueberry Hill Farm, 1643 US-1
Jonesboro, ME United States
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Important for both organic and conventional growers of fruit and vegetables. Expertise: Lily Calderwood, Caragh Fitzgerald, Josh Stubbs, Seanna Annis UMaine Extension and Blueberry Hill Farm staff including Caragh Fitzgerald, Lily Calderwood and Josh Stubbs will walk the group through proper sprayer calibration and demonstration. Then Seanna Annis will talk about Disease IPM as time allows. This workshop is applicable to both organic and conventional growers of fruit and vegetables. Pesticide credits: 2

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Fresh Pack Storage & Insect IPM Field Walk @ Dan-a-Dew Farm, Blue Hill, ME

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dan-a-Dew Farm, 1145 Pleasant Street
Blue Hill, ME United States
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Presenters: Danner Curtis, Lily Calderwood, Frank Drummond and Judy Collins We will hear from the farmer, Danner Curtis, about his process for harvesting and processing fresh pack wild blueberries. This will be followed by a field walk with Frank Drummond, Judy Collins, and Lily Calderwood where blueberry maggot fly and spotted wing drosophila management is discussed. Pesticide credits: 1

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July 2019

Organic Field Workshop (including food safety & processing) Field’s Blueberries, Dresden, ME

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fields Blueberries, 565 Blinn Hill Road
Dresden, ME United States
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Expertise: Seanna Annis, Frank Drummond, Lily Calderwood, Chris Howard Ashley and Jesse Fields will introduce their farm. Then we will do a field walk stopping to discuss wild blueberry insect pests (Frank Drummond), weeds (Lily Calderwood), and diseases (Seanna Annis). Then we will hear about the Fields' commercial kitchen and an update on food safety regulations from UMaine Extension and DCAF staff (Robson Machado and Leah Cook). Pesticide credits: 1

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Food Safety on the Farm + Value-added Products @ Worcester’s Blueberries, Ornville Twp, ME

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Worcester’s Blueberries, 356 Lyford Road
Orneville, ME United States
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Expertise: Lee and Everett Worcester, Lily Calderwood, Chris Howard, Dept. of Ag staff Lee and Everett Worcester will explain their process for harvesting and storing wild blueberries before distribution, their experiences with GAP certification, and value-added product production. UMaine Extension and DACF staff including Lily Calderwood, Chris Howard and Leah Cook will be there to share information about the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

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Annual Blueberry Hill Farm Field Day @ Blueberry Hill Farm, Jonesboro, ME

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Blueberry Hill Farm, 1643 US-1
Jonesboro, ME United States
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Pesticide credits: TBD (at least 2) In the morning, we will take a rain or shine field tour of the farm stopping to highlight current research projects. Lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, there will be two or three topic specific breakout sessions to choose from.

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September 2019

Western Maine Wild Blueberry Growers Meeting

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brad LaRoche, 47 Cook Road
Otisfield, ME 04270 United States
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Free

Are you a wild blueberry grower in Western Maine? Come join us for a research and Extension update. Dr. Lily Calderwood, the new wild blueberry specialist, would love to meet you. Pesticide Credit: 1

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October 2019

Downeast Natural Heritage Area (NHA) Summit

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, 04693 United States
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NHA Meeting Notes taken 10.09.2019 @ Schoodic Institute Interested participants should RSVP to Catherine Lookabaugh 1:00 pm – Introduction and Welcome: Sarah Strickland 1:05 pm – Charles Rudelitch: “Why are we here today?” 1:15 pm – NHA presentation: Peter Samuel - NHA Northeast Region Program Manager 1:45 pm – “How the Physical Downeast Landscape Influences Our Communities’ Way of Life” -Dr. Joseph Kelley, University of Maine – Orono 2:15 pm – Refreshment Break 2:30 pm – Breakout Groups: What is…

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Recipe to Market: Is it for ME?

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hancock County Extension Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
Free

This half-day workshop will introduce participants to important topics that an aspiring entrepreneur needs to consider before starting a food business. Topics that will be presented include: opportunities and challenges of being a food entrepreneur, the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety concerns. Pre-registration is required for this free workshop:   Register on-line This workshop will be helpful to a wide range of individuals who are thinking about starting…

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November 2019

CANCELLED-Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Meeting

November 12 @ 8:15 am
Hancock County Extension Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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CANCELLED

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