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2023 UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference

For more information, visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Wild Blueberries website.

To register by phone please call 207.581.3175 or 1.800.287.0274 (in Maine).

If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Mary Michaud at mary.j.michaud@maine.edu or 207.581.3175 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.

Backyard Maple Sugaring Workshop

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Jason Lilley, Assistant Extension Professor and Sustainable Agriculture and Maple Industry Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 or jason.lilley@maine.edu.

This program is sponsored and co-taught by the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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Button Workshop

Let’s button design with 4-H & Homemakers! Together we will learn how to sew on a button and create designs that are colorful and fun. There will be 3 designs to select from Canvas Button, Hoop Button, and String a Snowman Button.

Dates: Sunday, February 5th, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Oxford County Extension Office, 9 Olson Road, South Paris

Ages: Open to ages 8+

Contact you if you need further financial assistance or accommodations.

Please register no later than January 23rd.

We hope you will make plans to join us!

Email tania.collette@maine.edu with questions.
Covid Protocol Reminders
If you are not feeling well OR if you answer yes to any of the questions below you should not attend.
❏ Do you have a cough or a sore throat?
❏ Do you have a fever or do you feel feverish?
❏ Do you have shortness of breath?
❏ Do you have a loss of taste or smell?
❏ Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
❏ Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Sara King at tania.collette@maine.edu or 207.743.6329 or 1.800.287.1482 (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.

The University consistently seeks to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and guidance provided by health authorities. These efforts may include policies and safeguards implemented by the University such as symptom checks, social distancing, use of facial coverings, and isolating and quarantining when required. Despite these efforts, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves. 

Cooking for Crowds, April 11, 2023, Kennebec County

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 Community Education Assistant Debbie Barnett, 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: April 7, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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, April 11, 2023, Online Zoom

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 Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD, in this webinar 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: March 30th, 2023

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 Eavan Sibole 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, April 18, 2023, Somerset County

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 Community Education Assistant Debbie Barnett, 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: April 14, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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, April 19, 2023, Cumberland County

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 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: April 14, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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, April 24, 2023, Online Zoom

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 Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD, in this webinar 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: April 14, 2023

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 Eavan Sibole 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, April 25, 2023, Hancock County

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 Community Education Assistant Laurie Bowen, 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: April 21, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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, April 5, 2023, Penobscot County

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 Community Education Assistant Laurie Bowen, 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: March 31, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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, April 6, 2023, Cumberland County

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 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: April 3, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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, March 28, 2023, Kennebec County

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 Community Education Assistant Debbie Barnett, 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: March 24, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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, March 29, 2023, Cumberland County

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 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 Workshops.

Registration deadline: March 24, 2023.

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 Eavan Sibole 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.

Don’t Fear the Schedule F! Federal Farm Tax Returns Webinar for New and Beginning Farmers

Farm income and expenses are reported to the IRS on a Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. This webinar will address the tax reporting requirements for farmers, including how to identify if you have farm income, when to file your tax return, and common tax deductions available to farmers. We’ll also discuss how the Schedule F is related to your overall tax return and common business reports.

Speaker: Michael Sciabarrasi, Emeritus Extension Specialist, Agricultural Business Management, University of New Hampshire will lead the training.

For more information visit the New Farmers website.

If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Chris Howard, UMaine Extension, christina.howard@maine.edu, or 207.944.6391 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least seven days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Introduction to Food Preservation – Hancock County

Join Laurie Bowen, Food Systems Program Associate for an overview of food preservation techniques, including boiling water bath canning, pressure canning, freezing foods and dehydration with the most current recommendations on safe practices for home food preservation.  There will be time for questions as well.  Participants will receive a packet with UMaine Extension publications including some recipes.

Class will be held at the Hancock County Cooperative Extension Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd., Ellsworth, ME

 If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Sue Baez at sue.baez@maine.edu or 207.667.8212 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.

Jumpstart to Farm Food Safety Project for Maine Residents

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Robson Machado at 207.581.3144 (in Maine) or Mary Choate at 603.787.6944 (in New Hampshire) 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Robson Machado or Mary Choate. Acceptance into the program will be communicated by a personal email from Robson Machado or Mary Choate.

robson.machado@maine.edu 207-581-3144

mary.choate@unh.edu 603-787-6944

Jumpstart to Farm Food Safety Project for New Hampshire Residents

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Robson Machado at 207.581.3144 (in Maine) or Mary Choate at 603.787.6944 (in New Hampshire) 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Robson Machado or Mary Choate. Acceptance into the program will be communicated by a personal email from Extension Educator Robson or Mary.

robson.machado@maine.edu 207-581-3144

mary.choate@unh.edu 603-787-6944

 

Maine 4-H Engineering Club Registration

By signing up for the Virtual Engineering club, you agree to attend meetings on Thursdays from January 26 – March 2, 2023 (snow date March 9th) from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm online via zoom.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jessy Brainerd at jessica.brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877 or 1.800.287.1482 (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.

 

On Demand Gardening Webinars: Composting and Soil Health Bundle

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension presents On Demand Gardening Webinars, which come in bundles of 3 to 4 pre-recorded webinars (60 to 75 minutes each) on a gardening-related topic as well as a list of resources. In our composting and soil health bundle, you’ll learn about the basic principles of composting, the benefits and uses for cover crops in the home garden, when and how to apply manure, and best practices for optimizing soil health.

Program Fee: Offered on a sliding Scale – $0, $15, $30

The following webinars are included in this bundle:

If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at extension.gardening@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 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.


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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
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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