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May 2020

Raising Backyard Poultry-Online via Zoom

May 11 @ 5:30 pm
Free

Raising Backyard Poultry In this free program geared towards beginning or prospective backyard and small-scale poultry producers, participants will gain a general understanding of what it takes to raise chickens for meat and egg. This program will be led by Dr. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist. Topics will include poultry breeds, housing, health, and nutrition. We will also highlight various waterers and lighting options along with ideas for your do-it-yourself poultry equipment.

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Guidance for Pick-Your-Own Operations during COVID-19 webinar

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry for a free Zoom twilight meeting to discuss the best management practices for Pick-Your-Own operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will share tips for keeping you, your crew, and your customers safe, while still allowing pick-your-own to happen this year.

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Gardening for Wildlife- Online Short Course-May session FULL

May 13 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Join Horticulture Professional Pamela Hargest and Maine Audubon's Education Director Eric Topper for a four-part online series on how our home landscapes can be more beautiful as well as beneficial to birds and other wildlife. A $10 donation is requested for the series. Registration is required. Zoom information will be supplied after course registration.  

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Weekly Maine Farmer via Zoom

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

Free

7:00-8:00 pm: Weekly Maine Farmer UMaine Extension ZOOM meeting for farmers and others to share what is happening on their farm, what is working well, and what isn’t working well. It can be a chance to chat with others throughout the state, to stay connected in these difficult times. In the past we had FSA, Maine Dept of Labor, MDACF on Seedling Sales, Congresswoman Pingree’s office on the call to answer questions, alternative marketing  and e-commerce options. Just tune in either…

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Gardening for Wildlife- Online Short Course-May session FULL

May 20 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Join Horticulture Professional Pamela Hargest and Maine Audubon's Education Director Eric Topper for a four-part online series on how our home landscapes can be more beautiful as well as beneficial to birds and other wildlife. A $10 donation is requested for the series. Registration is required. Zoom information will be supplied after course registration.  

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Invasive Plant Ecology and Identification

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Join us for this webinar and discussion during National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Instructor Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry will help you learn to recognize invasive plants, learn why they are harmful, and how they spread. All attendees will be eligible to receive a copy of the Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

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Invasive Plant Management

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for this webinar and discussion during National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Instructor Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry will cover key steps in managing invasive plants including assessment, prioritization, control, disposal, and monitoring. All attendees will be eligible to receive a copy of the Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

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Weekly Maine Farmer via Zoom

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

Free

7:00-8:00 pm: Weekly Maine Farmer UMaine Extension ZOOM meeting for farmers and others to share what is happening on their farm, what is working well, and what isn’t working well. It can be a chance to chat with others throughout the state, to stay connected in these difficult times. In the past we had FSA, Maine Dept of Labor, MDACF on Seedling Sales, Congresswoman Pingree’s office on the call to answer questions, alternative marketing  and e-commerce options. Just tune in either…

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Gardening for Wildlife- Online Short Course-May session FULL

May 27 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

Join Horticulture Professional Pamela Hargest and Maine Audubon's Education Director Eric Topper for a four-part online series on how our home landscapes can be more beautiful as well as beneficial to birds and other wildlife. A $10 donation is requested for the series. Registration is required. Zoom information will be supplied after course registration.  

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Weekly Maine Farmer via Zoom

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

Free

7:00-8:00 pm: Weekly Maine Farmer UMaine Extension ZOOM meeting for farmers and others to share what is happening on their farm, what is working well, and what isn’t working well. It can be a chance to chat with others throughout the state, to stay connected in these difficult times. In the past we had FSA, Maine Dept of Labor, MDACF on Seedling Sales, Congresswoman Pingree’s office on the call to answer questions, alternative marketing  and e-commerce options. Just tune in either…

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