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“So You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course – Penobscot County

A course to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business.

Objectives:

Textbook: Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Aubrey

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Theresa Tilton at 207.942-7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

 

2018 Maine Compost School

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States.

The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators.

For more information visit the website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Mark A. King at 207.592.0455 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

2018 Maple Syrup Grading School, Keene, New Hampshire

October 24 and 25, 2018

The International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School is for maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, state inspectors, and others needing to accurately grade maple syrup or judge maple product entries at fairs and contests. Quality control issues are also addressed. This school provides a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach enables participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence.

Stonewall Farms, IMSI, UMaine, UVM and UNH are co-sponsoring this event.  IMSI, UMaine, UVM and UNH do not imply an endorsement of Stonewall Farm or their products with this event.

For more information visit the Maple Syrup Grading School website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Kathy Hopkins at 207.474.9622 or 800.287.1495 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

 

2019 Maine Compost School

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States.

The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators.

For more information visit the website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Mark A. King at 207.592.0455 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment – 2018 Facilitator Workshop

4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment facilitator workshop will offer 1.5 hours of professional development for 4-H volunteers, after-school and child care providers, teachers, or library staff. Visit 2018 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment for more information.

The workshop will be delivered via distance learning, to sites around the state.  Participate in a 1.5 hour workshop introducing this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment “Code Your World.”

Participation in this workshop is free and open to the public. If you would like to receive a kit of materials to use with your own group, the cost is $10 for enrolled 4-H Volunteers, and $30 for non-enrolled participants. 

Participants will

Participants must complete the full training to receive certificate and materials. Successful completion of the program includes materials for 10 people to complete the 4-H “Code Your World” experiment.

For more information about 4-H or become a volunteer

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Jessy Brainerd at 207.581.3877 or 1.800.287.0274 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

5-Week Beginner Bee School, Wednesdays, October 3 – November 7, 2018, Springvale, Maine

Participants in this 5-week introductory beekeeping course will learn about the:

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over 10 years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes 2 texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association.

Please pre-register by September 19, 2018.  After this date, please call the office at 207-324-2814 to see if any openings are still available.

For more information, visit the UMaine Extension York County Beekeeping Classes Website.

Limited financial assistance is available.  Please contact Elizabeth Clock at 207.324.2814 for more information.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Elizabeth Clock at 207.324.2814 or 800.287.1535 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request; however, all requests will be considered.

Conference Proceedings: 2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit

Cooking for Crowds, October 1, 2018 – Lewiston

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Associate Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD in this workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds, a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, a certificate of attendance, posters, and an Instant Read Thermometer.

This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

For more information, visit Cooking for Crowds 2018 Workshops.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds or credits of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 5 days of the start of the class.  Prior to that time, we will refund your registration fee minus a $5 service fee.   Course and material fees will be refunded in full if a class is canceled.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lynne Hazelton at 207.781-6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Cooking for Crowds, October 24, 2018 – Falmouth

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Associate Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD in this workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds, a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, a certificate of attendance, posters, and an Instant Read Thermometer.

This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

For more information, visit Cooking for Crowds 2018 Workshops.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds or credits of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 5 days of the start of the class.  Prior to that time, we will refund your registration fee minus a $5 service fee.   Course and material fees will be refunded in full if a class is canceled.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lynne Hazelton at 207.781-6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Cooking for Crowds, October 25, 2018 – Falmouth

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Associate Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD in this workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds, a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, a certificate of attendance, posters, and an Instant Read Thermometer.

This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

For more information, visit Cooking for Crowds 2018 Workshops.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds or credits of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 5 days of the start of the class.  Prior to that time, we will refund your registration fee minus a $5 service fee.   Course and material fees will be refunded in full if a class is canceled.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lynne Hazelton at 207.781-6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Cooking for Crowds, October 30, 2018 – Falmouth

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Associate Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD in this workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds, a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, a certificate of attendance, posters, and an Instant Read Thermometer.

This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.

For more information, visit Cooking for Crowds 2018 Workshops.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds or credits of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 5 days of the start of the class.  Prior to that time, we will refund your registration fee minus a $5 service fee.   Course and material fees will be refunded in full if a class is canceled.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lynne Hazelton at 207.781-6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Decision Making for your Farm’s Future

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Bangor: January 8, 2019 (Snow date Jan 11)

For more information visit the Food Safety Training website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Theresa Tilton at theresa.tilton@maine.edu or 207.942.7396 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Lisbon Falls, November 30, 2018 (Snow date Dec 7, 2018)

For more information visit the Food Safety Training website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Theresa Tilton at theresa.tilton@maine.edu or 207.942.7396 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Recipe to Market: Is It For ME? Machias

This workshop will be helpful to a wide range of individuals who are thinking about starting a food business in Maine.  Examples include:

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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Winter Care of Poultry, Dover-Foxcroft

For complete information UMaine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County

For more information or to request an accommodation, contact anette.moulton@maine.edu , 207.564.3301 or 800.287.1491 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course – Aroostook County

A course to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business.

Objectives:

Textbook Included: Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Aubrey

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in these programs, please call Emily Dow at 207.561.8123 or 800.287.1469 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course

“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course – Cumberland County

A course to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business.

Objectives:

Textbook: Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Aubrey

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in these programs, please call Lynne Hazelton at 207.781-6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course – Washington County

A course to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business.

Objectives:

Textbook: Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Aubrey

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in these programs, please call Lynne Hazelton at 207.781-6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course


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UMaine Extension Workshops, Classes, and Events
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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