Local 4-H Programs Featured in “The Eastern Gazette”

4-H programs explore archery, careers, civic engagement and more By Sheila D. Grant, Eastern Gazette Staff Reporter DOVER-FOXCROFT – Like many programs, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H programs experienced a lull during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that people are able to meet in person again, new leadership is emerging and new programs are […]

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Winter Care of Backyard Poultry, Oct. 14, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine UPDATE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED AT THIS TIME You have chickens. Winter is coming. How are you going to keep your hens comfortable and productive all winter long? Prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers will learn of what it […]

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Lunch and Learn Preserve Apples, September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021, at 1:30-2:00 p.m. 165 E Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME It’s that time of year to enjoy those wonderful Maine apples.  Please join us at 1:30 p.m. for a demonstration on dehydrating apples.  This is a great way to preserve the harvest that you may not have considered before.  We will review the […]

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Lunch and Learn Preserve Green Beans, July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021, at 12:00-12:30 p.m. 165 E Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME We will soon be harvesting those delicious green beans, a favorite summertime vegetable.  Please join us at noontime for a demonstration on freezing green beans.  We will also discuss safe and tested recipes on how to can your green beans with a pressure […]

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Ag Survey Results Panel Discussion

July 21, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM Via Zoom Register Online Survey results will be shared on the Maine Covid-19 Farmer Survey conducted by the Maine Farm Resource Network in April, May, and September of last year. How the Covid-19 Impact and Market Access Affected Maine Farmers conducted by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Maine Farmland […]

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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 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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