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UMaine Extension offers apple tree grafting workshop in Wilton

Wilton, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an apple tree grafting workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 11 at 105 Cemetery Road in Wilton, Maine. The workshop is open to all apple growers and provides valuable information on grafting techniques for optimal tree growth. The workshop will be led by UMaine […]

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UMaine Extension launches volunteer management micro-credential for beginners

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Volunteer Maine, launched a new online training for individuals getting started in a volunteer management role. Three self-paced courses make up the Introductory Volunteer Management micro-credential. Level 1, which takes about four hours to complete, provides an overview of what a volunteer manager does […]

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UMaine Extension offers ServSafe® Food Protection Manager courses and exams

Falmouth and Bangor, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering multiple full day, in-person ServSafe® Food Protection Manager courses in the spring and fall. The course is held in-person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Bangor on May 13 and Falmouth on June 11. […]

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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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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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Chickens

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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