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Apple Pruning and Grafting Workshop

Presented by the Freeport Historical Society, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Retree Us, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County

Participants will get to graft their own tree and take it home with them. 

Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017.
Time: 9am-12pm.
Location: Pettengill Farm, Freeport, Maine
Fee: $25 per person
Registration: Online


Tractor Safety Course 

Sponsored by: University of Maine Cooperative Extension; Hall Implement, Windham; Wescott & Sons, Gorham; Chad Little Outdoor Power, Brunswick; Beauregard Equipment Inc., Scarborough; Tractor Supply Company, Scarborough; Hammond Tractor Co., Auburn; and the Maine Farm Bureau (Cumberland County Chapter).

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Participants will learn how to handle tractors and equipment safely, how to avoid hazards, and how to minimize the chances of accidents.

Date: Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Time: 6pm-8pm.
Location: (For most sessions) Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray and Hall Implement, Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham.
Syllabus: 2017 Tractor Safety Syllabus (PDF)
Course Manual: Tractor Safety Manual published by Pennsylvania State University.
Fee: $15/youth under 18 or $25/ for adults (Participants must be 14 years of age by May 23rd, 2017.)
Registration: Online

 


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