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Pressure Gauge Testing

September 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laurie Bowen, Community Education Assistant (Food System Aide) with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will be at the Piscataquis Extension Office to test Presto Gauges. You can drop your gauges off at the office any time before or on September 4th. Check dial gauges for accuracy […]

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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Guidance to Protect Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Health – Lessons Learned to Date and Preparing for Upcoming Harvests

Presented by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry and the Maine Mobile Health Program. Co-Hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tuesday August 18, 2020 – 6 – 7 pm Eastern Time The State’s Interim Guidance for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers was issued in late June to help Maine’s agricultural community prepare for […]

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We’re Still Bringing You One Tomato in 2020

          The Piscataquis County UMaine Extension is excited about folks growing One Tomato! This will be our seventh year distributing tomato seedling and tips for growing them at various events and locations around Piscataquis County. According to Donna Coffin, UMaine Cooperative Extension, “If you’ve got a sunny spot and a bag […]

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Food Preservation Webinar Series

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is launching a food preservation webinar series Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. The weekly series continues through Oct. 27. Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 […]

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Soil Test Kits

Its that time of year when you want to test your soil and are wondering if and how it can be done this year. We have the soil sample kits available at the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office in Dover-Foxcroft. They can be found in the black mailbox outside our front door. If you are unable […]

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COVID-19 AND FOOD SAFETY FAQ

You may have questions on food safety and COVID-19, we have 2 informational flyers from NC State University below. Grocery shopping flyer Takeout flyer CDC, FDA, and USDA are not aware of any reports at this time that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging. Current evidence shows the biggest risk of […]

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Fourth Friday Plant Clinic

Got Questions About Gardening? UMaine Extension provides free research-based gardening advice to home gardeners through our Piscataquis County Office Help Desk and now through our Fourth Friday Community Plant Clinics. We use our experience, training, excellent library and online resources, to help you identify and solve issues with plants, plant diseases, weeds, good and bad […]

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4-H Food, Fun, and Fitness

  Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness 4-H SPIN Club Thursdays March 5 – April 9, 2020, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Come be active and prepare some healthy food at the Guilford Memorial Library! Youth in grades 3, 4, and 5 will learn healthy eating and activity habits. Each week youth will play active games […]

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Sew Much Fun 4-H Quilting Class

February 18, 19, and 21, 2020 from 9 – 11 a.m. 165 E Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 4-H leaders Barbara Lockwood and Sally Downing will teach youth ages 9-18 years old the basics of quilting. Participants will make a pillowcase and if time permits a small project such as phone case, coasters, or placemat. Pre-registration […]

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Help Welcome Our New 4-H Community Education Assistant

Sheila Norman, 4-H Youth Development Professional, is pleased to announce that Emily Mott has accepted the position of 4-H Community Education Assistant at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis & Penobscot County, effective December 2, 2019. Emily will be working to support 4-H clubs, groups, and activities as a part of the UMaine Cooperative […]

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