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UMaine Extension Offers Free Virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes anyone who owns or cares for equines to participate in the virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series. Three events, all of which will start at 6 p.m., will be held on the following days: On July 11, Alicia Harlov from the Humble Hoof Rehabilitation Center and podcast will share […]

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UMaine Extension launches new podcast featuring farm experts from home and abroad

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched the Maine Farmcast, a podcast that features weekly conversations with experts from across the country sharing insights and advice for both new and seasoned farmers running operations of any size.  “This is a way to share conversations around the livestock industry that relate to research, production, nutrition, reproduction, […]

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4-H News in Washington County – June 2024

Table of Contents Dates to Remember “Show Your Sparks” at the Washington County Fair – Exhibition Expansion Washington County 4-H Photo Contest 4-H Science Fridays Update Seed Tape Activity at Porter Memorial Library Seedling Sale National Annual Index Survey– Help Needed! Cobscook Currents 4-H Club Oh Yea 4-H Grows True Leaders  Downeast Spring Birding Festival  News from the […]

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Washington County Extension Association recognizes volunteers at annual meeting

University of Maine Cooperative Extension hosted an annual meeting of the Washington County Extension Association (WCEA), featuring a program highlight of 4-H national trips and a volunteer award ceremony recently on the campus of the University of Maine Machias. During the annual meeting of the Washington County Extension Association, members and residents voted on the 2025 budget and a new slate […]

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4-H News in Washington County – May 2024

Table of Contents Dates to Remember Register for 4-H Science Fridays Paper Clover Campaign Annual Washington County 4-H Photo Contest  June Jamboree 4-H Camp and Learning Centers Scholarship Available Washington County Fair T-Shirt Contest Congrats to 4-H’ers who participated in Maine 4-H Public Speaking Tournament Oh Yea 4-H Grows True Leaders Cloverbud 4-H Club Cobscook […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers online informational session for aspiring volunteers in May

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming Maine 4-H volunteers from 6-7 p.m. on May 22 and 29.  “Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey” will provide participants with information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program through four short e-Learning modules. Attendees will also participate […]

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UMaine Extension offers spring webinars on managing farm risk

The Maine Farmer Resource Network, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) will offer a spring webinar series for commercial farmers called “Managing Farm Risk”. These webinars will take place Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m starting April 26, 2024 and running through May 31, 2024. The full agenda […]

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UMaine Extension launches volunteer management micro-credential for beginners

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Volunteer Maine, launched a new online training for individuals getting started in a volunteer management role. Three self-paced courses make up the Introductory Volunteer Management micro-credential. Level 1, which takes about four hours to complete, provides an overview of what a volunteer manager does and explores aspects […]

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