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UMaine Extension offers sheep shearing school on May 25 and 26

Belgrade, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a sheep shearing school on May 25 and 26 at Sunrise Farm and North Belgrade Community Center, 508 Smithfield Rd in Belgrade. The two-day workshop is aimed at individuals interested in learning to shear sheep on the producer or professional level. Topics covered during […]

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Members of the Cobscook Currents 4-H club who recently participated in county and state public speaking tournaments were, left to right, Soren D., Ruth B., Theo M., and Ira D. All four youth earned blue ribbons at the county tournament.

4-H public speaking program allows local youth to share their sparks

Orono, Maine — Recently four youth from the Cobscook Currents 4-H club in Washington County participated in the state Public Speaking Tournament at the University of Maine in Orono after qualifying at the county level. Through the public speaking program youth work with 4-H volunteers, club leaders, parents and peers to develop a demonstrative or […]

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UMaine Extension offers on-farm workshop on vegetable and hay production

Penobscot, Maine — The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm visit on May 21, 2024 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at King Hill Farm, 29 Faerie Kingdom Rd., Penobscot. Farmer/owner Paul Schultz will share methods of harvesting and storing vegetables and discuss the farm’s hay production. […]

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Extension offers disease and weed management workshop for Christmas tree growers

Cornville, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an Integrated Disease and Weed Management in Christmas Tree Production course on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 3 – 6:30 p.m. at Quinn’s Tree Farm, 290 West Ridge Road in Cornville. Participants will learn how to apply crop protectants using backpack sprayers safely and efficiently. […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers online informational session for aspiring volunteers in May

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming Maine 4-H volunteers from 6-7 p.m. on May 22 and 29.  “Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey” will provide participants with information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program through four short e-Learning modules. Attendees […]

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UMaine Extension offers sheep and goat school for new farmers May 11

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is partnering with Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Animal Health Team and the Wolfe’s Neck Center to offer a Sheep and Goat School for new farmers on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. The full agenda is […]

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Crowley to receive Extension community service award at annual meeting

Machias, Maine — The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting, featuring the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award, on Saturday, May 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the county Extension office located at the O’Brien House on the campus of University of Maine Machias. Christopher Crowley of Beals Island will receive the […]

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Washington County Extension invites public to annual meeting on May 11

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting an annual meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Washington County office, 116 O’Brien Avenue on the campus of the University of Maine Machias. Rain location is Kilburn Commons cafeteria. The free, public event includes the annual meeting of the […]

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UMaine Extension offers spring webinars on managing farm risk

Orono, Maine — The Maine Farmer Resource Network, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) will offer a spring webinar series for commercial farmers called “Managing Farm Risk”. These webinars will take place Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m starting April 26, 2024 and running through May 31, 2024. […]

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