4-H News

UMaine Extension 4-H, UMaine aquaculture research staff win national award

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development professional Carla Scocchi is the recipient of the 2021 Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. The award “recognizes an individual or team who exemplifies innovation, accomplishment, and commitment in the design and delivery of a unique […]

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4-H News in Washington County – May 2022

Dates to Remember April 26-May 8: Paper Clover Campaign, Tractor Supply Co., Calais May 15: Deadline for Maine App Challenge May 26: A Year in Nature SPIN Club Virtual Meeting May 26: 4-H for All SPIN Club June 1: 2021 Fryeburg Fair Market Lamb Intent form Due June 11: A Year in Nature SPIN Club […]

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UMaine Extension hosts farm-to-table camp at Rogers Farm in Old Town

University of Maine Cooperative Extension master gardener volunteers, UMaine Extension 4-H staff and Rob Dumas, UMaine food science innovation coordinator and chef, are hosting a farm-to-table summer camp Aug.1–5, 7:45 a.m.–noon, at Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. Registration is required by May 20. “Farm-to-Table Camp at Rogers Farm” is for youth ages 9–12 […]

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4-H in Washington County – April 2022

Dates to Remember April 12-May 17: Tidepool Immersion Discovery + Ecology Workshop Series April 18-19: Maine 4-H Agriculture Symposium April 19 & 22: Wildlife Workshop with WHEP and Maine 4-H April 22 to May 8: Paper Clover Campaign April 23: 2022 Maine 4-H Dairy Judging Contest April 28: 4-H for All SPIN Club May 1: […]

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UMaine Extension offering 4-H Agriculture Symposium

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering an agricultural symposium for Maine teens April 18–19.  The 4-H Agriculture Symposium is an overnight experience for Maine youth ages 14–18. Participants will take part in hands-on learning opportunities, engage with industry professionals on the UMaine and University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor campuses, develop leadership skills and […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H explores Maine’s changing tidepools 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online weekly club for youth ages 13–18 about Maine’s tidepools and how to be citizen scientists, from 4–5 p.m. April 12–May 17. An optional field day will be held April 22, rain date April 21, at Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland. The […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H agricultural leadership program starts March 15 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a six-week session in its agricultural leadership program for Maine teens on Tuesdays, March 15–April 19, 3:30–5 p.m.  The Spring 2022 Agricultural Leadership Ambassador Program will provide Maine youth ages 14–18 online and in-person opportunities to explore career pathways, post-secondary options, current issues in food systems, crop […]

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4-H in Washington County- March 2022

Dates to Remember March 3: Winter Series 4-H SPIN Club: Planting for Spring March 5: Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament, 9:00 a.m. March 5: Washington County 4-H Nature in Focus SPIN Club March 10 – 13:  National Youth Agri-Science Summit  March 12: SNOW DATE for Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament, 9:00 a.m. March […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H food science club starts March 22

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a new five-session online food science club for ages 9–13 meeting weekly 3:30–4:30 p.m. March 22–April 19. Participants in the  “4-H Virtual Food Science Club” will explore food science topics, including leavening agents, egg proteins, dairy fermentation, gluten, and browning in fruits and vegetables with hands-on techniques […]

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Nominations sought for Norman W. Duzen community service award

The Washington County Extension Association seeks nominations for the 2022 Norman W. Duzen Volunteer Award, honoring a Washington County resident whose volunteerism has enhanced the lives of community members.  Norman W. Duzen had a special place in his heart for the people of Washington County and donated many hours of his time to make their lives better. University of Maine Cooperative […]

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