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AgrAbility virtual conference for veterans in agriculture begins July 27 

The National AgrAbility Project is hosting a five-session virtual conference for veterans in agriculture from 1–2:30 p.m. on July 27 and Aug. 3, 7, 10 and 24. Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture will feature Maine AgrAbility veteran outreach coordinator Anne Devin on Aug. 10 with “Programming for Veterans in Agriculture: How Maine Does […]

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4-H News in Washington County – July 2021

Dates to Remember July 11-August 6: 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point Programs July 16-August 6: 4-H Fridays on the Farm July 23: Maine State 4-H Horse Clinic for Advanced Riders (12+), Skowhegan Fairgrounds July 24: Maine State 4-H Fun Horse Show, Skowhegan Fairgrounds July 24: Maine 4-H Dog Clinic in Skowhegan July 24 & […]

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UMaine Extension offers pressure canning basics July 22

Savor the flavor of summer all winter long with a University of Maine Cooperative Extension online class about pressure canning basics from 6–7:30 p.m. July 22.  Using fresh green beans, UMaine Extension staff will demonstrate and explain each step of the process to safely preserve garden produce using a pressure canner.  Registration is required; a […]

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UMaine Extension hosts USDA marketing service July 22 in Bangor

Bangor, Maine — Two representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service will discuss price reporting for Maine agricultural commodities from 10 a.m.–noon July 22 at Dysart’s Restaurant, 1110 Broadway, Bangor. The event, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, also will be available live online. Gauging interest from Maine producers for current […]

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Growing houseplants in Maine with UMaine Extension 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has expanded and updated a series of bulletins about growing houseplants in Maine. “Tips for Growing Houseplants in Maine: Caring for Houseplants in Maine” provides guidelines for growing healthy indoor plants even during winter, creating new plants with cuttings, and using artificial light. Diagnosing common problems and controlling insects and […]

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Making, canning strawberry jam with UMaine Extension June 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online class about water bath canning with homemade strawberry jam from 6–7:30 p.m. June 24.   “Water Bath Canning Basics–Making Strawberry Jam” will demonstrate how to turn fresh berries into jams and jellies, and then preserve them to enjoy all year by using a boiling water bath canner.  […]

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Spend Fridays on the farm with UMaine Extension 4-H 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new hands-on summer learning series focused on Maine agriculture for ages 12–18.  Participants in the four-session “4-H Fridays on the Farm” program will take a tour of each participating farm’s operations, gain hands-on experience and learn what different farms across the state contribute to the Maine […]

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Joe Piscadlo

Joe Piscadlo selected as 2021 Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award recipient

The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting virtually, featuring the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award, on Tuesday, June 22, beginning at 6 p.m.   Joe Piscadlo of Lubec will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for his volunteer efforts with the Lubec Community Outreach Center Food Pantry.  This award is presented annually […]

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4-H News in Washington County – June 2021

Dates to Remember June 14: Washington County 4-H Camp in a Box Registration Opens June 14 – August 20: Virtual 4-H Summer Learning Series June 12: In-person Spring 2021 Maine 4-H Dog Clinic, UMaine’s Witter Farm, Old Town June 30: Animal Approval Forms Due July 11-August 6: 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point Programs July […]

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UMaine Extension offers new food preservation webinar series for summer

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a new series of monthly webinars about preserving Maine foods beginning with one scheduled for noon–12:45 p.m June 15.  “Preserving the Maine Harvest” begins with a session about drying, or dehydrating, food as a preservation method. Webinars to follow will focus on boiling water bath canning, pressure canning, […]

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