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Got Hayfields and Pastures? March 25, 2019 6-9 p.m.

Got hayfields and pastures? So, you have hayfields and pastures that are in need of some attention? Are you feeding your animals good quality forages? Do you want to learn what makes a good hay crop? This 3-hour workshop is for you! Join Rick Kersbergen and Gary Anderson, from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension […]

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Job Posting: 4-H Youth Development Professional – Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year 4-H Youth Development Professional to begin work June 1, 2019, and work out of the UMaine Extension Penobscot County Office in Bangor, Maine. This position will provide educational leadership for 4-H Youth Development in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties.  4-H is a non-formal, experiential education […]

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Pork 101: Beginners Guide to Keeping Pigs, March 22, 2019

Dr. Colt Knight will present Pork 101: Beginners Guide to Keeping Pigs. This program is for folks who are planning to get a couple pigs this spring to raise through the summer and harvest in the fall as well as folks who are planning to get a sow to raise their own piglets. The program […]

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Home & Small-Scale Greenhouse Program on March 21, 2019

Today more and more homeowners and beginning small-scale farmers are growing bedding plants, vegetable transplants, and house plants in greenhouses. The structures are usually small in size but can be as large as a small commercial grower’s greenhouse. March 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon Piscataquis County Extension Office 165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME […]

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Sew Much Fun-Quilting 4-H Club on February 19, 20 and 21, 2019

Come join the fun on February 19, 20, and 21, 2019 from 1 – 3 p.m. each day. This will be at the Piscataquis County Extension office, 165 East Main St. Dover-Foxcroft. 4-H leaders Barbara Lockwood and Sally Downing will be teaching youth 9-18 years old, the basics of quilting. Participants will make a small […]

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Free Nutrition and Cooking Classes

Free Nutrition and Cooking Classes Contact us to schedule a date and location! Pre-registration is required. 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. In this program you will learn to: Cook new […]

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will offer the second annual Cattlemen’s College Nov. 30–Dec. 1, 2018

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will offer the second annual Cattlemen’s College Nov. 30–Dec. 1 in Charleston and Orono. The event begins with a live, low-stress stockmanship demonstration, 2–4 p.m. Nov. 30, at Maple Lane Farms, 224 Upper Charleston Road in Charleston, followed by a barbecue dinner at 5 […]

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Beginning Sheep Program on November 15, 2018

The University of Maine will be hosting Sheep 101, a new sheep farmers workshop, on November 15, 2018, in Piscataquis County at the Extension Office in Dover-Foxcroft.  This free workshop is designed to educate new sheep farmers or anyone wanting to learn more about sheep breed selection, husbandry, health, nutrition, reproduction, housing, and handling. Dr. Colt […]

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