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Cooperative Extension: New Farmers

Living on a Few Acres: Tree and Small Fruit Production


is perfect for anyone who has a couple of existing trees or berry plants or is looking to start a small orchard or patch of their own. The presenters will start you off with the most basic concepts, and before you know it, you will enjoy a fruit harvest from your own acreages or backyard. […]


Webinar – Identity and Identification in Rural Collective Entrepreneurship

UMaine Cooperative Extension Business PUBLIC RESEARCH SEMINAR 6 April 2023 12 noon to 1 pm ET Identity and Identification in Rural Collective Entrepreneurship Randall Westgren McQuinn Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership University of Missouri - Columbia Attendance in-person** and via Zoom available. FMI and to Register ** Light refreshments will be served. Refreshments are sponsored by […]


Recipe to Market: Is It For ME?


This workshop will introduce participants to important topics that an aspiring entrepreneur needs to consider before starting a food business. Topics that will be presented include the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety concerns. When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. […]


Safe Labor Movement Workshops — Berwick

Hackmatack Farm 538 School Street, Berwick, Maine

The Safe Labor Movement Workshop covers BETTER body mechanics and movement patterns in order to decrease injury potential, increase efficiency and extend career longevity.  This is an interactive workshop! To register and for more information, visit the Free Movement Workshops page. For questions, please contact or 207-890-6859.


Writing a Winning Grant Proposal — Lunch and Learn with RAFI

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)'s Farmers of Color Network and American Farmland Trust is sponsoring a webinar to explore which grants are right for you and will provide tools for developing and writing a proposal.  To RSVP, visit the Writing a Winning Grant Proposal page. Join NC Extension Agent Cyndi Knudson and experienced Alabama farmer […]

Biological Control in Winter High Tunnels


High tunnels allow us to extend the vegetable production season, but pest management can be challenging without the help of natural enemies.  Join this discussion with Dr. Laura Ingwell and Dr. Samantha Willden (Purdue University) who have been leading a team of researchers to find the best approaches to biocontrol through the fall and winter. […]

Winter Care for Sheep and Goats


Virtual Live Webinar Join Dr. Colt W. Knight, Associate Extension Professor and State Livestock Specialist at the University of Maine, for a webinar on the winter care of sheep and […]