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August 2019

Respirator Fit Test at Maine Farm Days in Clinton

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Farm Days 2019, Misty Meadows Farm; 308 Hill Rd.
Clinton, 04927 United States
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Join us at Maine Farm Days in Clinton on Thursday, August 22nd to get your respirator fit test done. Under the revised Worker Protection Standards, anyone applying pesticides that require the use of a respirator must complete a respirator fit test annually. Prior to respirator fit testing, each applicant must pass (and maintain a record of) a medical evaluation demonstrating they are physically fit enough to wear a respirator. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Becky Gray at the University of…

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Building Soil Health: No-Till Veg Field Tour

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bumbleroot Organic Farm, 196 Highland Cliff Rd
Windham, ME 04062 United States
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Join UMaine Cooperative Extension and the Bumbleroot Farm crew to learn about techniques for using no-till systems on farms of various scales and production models! This free event will include a tour of the Tarping for Cover Crop Based No-Till Trial Plots at Bumbleroot Organic Farm, demonstrations by the NH Strafford and Rockingham Conservation Districts of their tillage reducing implements available for rental, Snell Family Farm's Zone Tiller, UMaine Extension's BCS walk-behind tractor implements, and discussions of reduced tillage and…

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