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Lunch and Learn Preserve Refrigerator Pickles, June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021, at 12:00-12:30 p.m. 165 E Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME Asparagus, ramps, parsnips, radishes, and pea pods are some of the first spring vegetables to appear, and what better way to take advantage of these harbingers of spring than to make quick refrigerator pickles!  There will be a demonstration on how to make […]

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Pressure Gauge for Canner

Pressure Gauge Testing June 17, 2021

  June 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 2 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 June 17th. Check dial gauges […]

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UMaine Tick Surveillance Program Annual Report – 2020

             Photos by Griffin Dill  UMaine Tick Surveillance Program 2020 Annual Report The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab conducts surveillance of ticks and tick-borne pathogens to track their distribution, detect trends or changes in tick activity, and identify areas of risk for tick-borne disease in Maine. In 2019, […]

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Rats and Other Vermin Control on the Farm

Tuesday, February 23 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM via Zoom Register Online Here Participants will receive the Zoom link upon registration. The session will be recorded. Pesticide Credits: 2 hours (applied for).                                               […]

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

With the recent transition to virtual programming, we are now able to offer EFNEP to limited income parents and youth in Piscataquis County. University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is free to income-eligible adults with children and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start. Are […]

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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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