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UMaine Extension hosts wild blueberry conference Feb. 25

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host its annual wild blueberry conference on Feb. 25 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. An industry soiree will follow the conference from 4–7 p.m. with value-added vendors, dinner and keynote speaker Amanda Beal, commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. […]

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4-H News in Washington County – February 2023

Dates to Remember February 24: Deadline- 4-H Equity Challenge February 25: ESE Dairy Intent Forms Due February 25: Maine 4-H Dairy Quizbowl in Augusta March 4: Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament March 5: Snow Date-Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament March 7-April 11: Algae SPIN Club March 7-April 18: Maine 4-H Ag Ambassador Program […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Recipe to Market’ workshop online

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m.–noon on Feb. 15.  Recipe to Market is a multidisciplinary program intended to introduce participants to key topics that an aspiring entrepreneur needs to consider before starting a food […]

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4-H leadership program helps teens explore agriculture careers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering its Agriculture Leadership Ambassador program from March 7–April 18. The program, open to all teens ages 14–18, will focus on understanding the Maine food system, exploring careers and building advocacy skills.  As formal agricultural programs at local high schools disappear, students lack opportunities to learn about critical […]

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Northeast Cover Crops annual conference will be held in Portland this February

The Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC) annual conference will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine. The meeting is open to farmers, students, Extension agents, crop consultants and other agricultural professionals.  This event will feature presentations covering topics related to cover crops. Discussions will include the […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H introduces youth to engineering concepts 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is accepting registrations for a special interest club where youth ages 9-18 can explore basic engineering concepts. This online club will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 26–March 2 from 4–5:15 p.m. Required registration closes Jan. 17.   The 4-H Engineering Club will introduce basic engineering skills by exploring a different […]

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Washington County Extension 4-H seeks youth for public speaking tournament 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is seeking youth between the ages of 5 and 18 to participate in the Washington County 4-H public speaking tournament on March 4, beginning at 10 a.m., at the University of Maine Machias.   Youth ages 9-18 who participate in the tournament, and receive the required score, will be invited to the state tournament in Orono on […]

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4-H News in Washington County – January 2023

Dates to Remember January 12 & 19: Starting Your 4-H Volunteer Journey Volunteer Training January 16: Office Closed January 17: Registration Deadline for Maine 4-H Engineering Virtual Club January 21: 4-H Public Speaking Workshop, Bangor January 25: 4-H Volunteer Training: Growing Life Skills Through Animal Science January 28: 4-H Public Speaking Workshop, Edmunds Consolidated School […]

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