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July 2019

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

July 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Meeting

December 16, 2019 @ 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Hancock County Extension Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Refreshments @ 8:15 a.m.

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January 2020

Downeast Agriculture Conference – Machias January 18, 2020

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Lee/Pellon Center, 90 Main St
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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(Snow date January 25, 2020) Register online Downeast Agriculture Conference Agenda (click here) Both land and sea based production will be included. The full agenda will be available online soon! Our goals for this event are to: Bring agricultural education and resources to Hancock and Washington counties. Connect farmers with other farmers, stakeholders, and organizations. Would you like to have a table at this event and/or contribute a donation? Email: lily.calderwood@maine.edu This being the first year, we would like everyone to…

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February 2020

UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference-Bangor, February 22, 2020

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hollywood Slots Casino Hotel, 427 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
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(Snow date February 29, 2020) Register Online Registration Fee: Contribute what you can. Pesticide Applicator Credits: 3 Register early, space is limited to 200. 2020 Conference Agenda (click here) Would you like to be a sponsor of this event? Email lily.calderwood@maine.edu for details.

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March 2020

CANCELLED–NH Wild Blueberry Grower and Producer Meeting

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tumble Cafe, 21 Meadow Street
Sandbornville, NH United States
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Growers and landowners are invited to join us in a discussion and listening session on the future of the wild blueberry crop in New Hampshire. Marketing, value added products, crop diversification and preparing for a warming climate will be a focus. Emphasis on maintaining viability and profitability.

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Meeting

April 2 @ 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Hancock County Extension Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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CANCELLED

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