Youth from across Maine join an online session last summer with Extension Professor and Livestock Specialist Colt Knight to learn all about pigs.

UMaine Extension 4-H offers online club on farm animal care

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online club for youth ages 9–18 about the basics of farm animal care on Wednesdays, 4 – 5 p.m., April 24 – May 8, 2024. The 4-H Farm Animal Care FUNdamentals Workshop Series will introduce the basics of caring for livestock. In this […]

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Students attend a tractor safety course and examine a part of the tractor with the instructor

UMaine Extension offering farm tractor safety courses in April and May

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer in-person farm tractor safety classes in Gorham, Sidney and Presque Isle, starting April 8. Classes in each location meet for multiple days. Courses will be held at Shaw Cherry Hill Farm in Gorham; Kramer Tractor in Sidney; and MSAD #1 Presque Isle High School. […]

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Extension offers workshops for Mainers with backyard chicken flocks

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host multiple 2-hour workshops for backyard poultry producers throughout April in Bangor, Ellsworth, Falmouth and Oxford. The first workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 19, 10 a.m.-Noon at the Penobscot County Extension Office, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor. The series, titled Feathered Homestead: A Comprehensive Guide to […]

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Volunteer community scientists practice making phenological observations of common plants during a training session co-hosted by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

UMaine Extension and Sea Grant to host citizen science trainings in April and May

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant will host a series of in-person workshops for individuals interested in participating in the Signs of the Seasons citizen science project. The first training is scheduled for Thursday, April 4 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Stimpson’s Point in Brunswick. Additional workshops will […]

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Garden Tool Care and Maintenance Workshop at Tidewater Farm scheduled for April 10

Falmouth, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a Garden Tool Maintenance Workshop on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, 200 Presumpscot Point Road, Falmouth. Proper tool care is an important step for enhancing the longevity and safety of garden tools. In this workshop, we’ll demonstrate […]

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