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UMaine Extension offers online produce safety course for Maine growers in April

For Maine farmers who must comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), or who want to hone their food safety skills, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part online Produce Safety Alliance grower training 7:45 a.m.–noon April 14 and 8 a.m.–noon April 15.  The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training provides farm […]

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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 offers virtual food safety training for volunteer cooks in April

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer four options for online food safety training for volunteer cooks starting 9 a.m.–noon April 5. Additional sessions are 1–4 p.m. April 7 or 13, and 5–8 p.m. April 19. “Cooking for Crowds” offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group […]

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Waldo County Extension Association offers virtual rural living workshops in April 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Waldo County Extension Association (WCEA) will offer four online weekly workshops with a rural living theme starting 9–11 a.m. on April 2. Additional dates are April 9, 16 and 23. “Rural Living Month” workshop topics include homestead livestock choices; working with children and teens in the garden; Maine’s […]

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UMaine Extension webinar for northern Maine strawberry growers March 23 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about strawberry production and pest management in northern Maine, from 6–7:30 p.m. on March 23. “Strawberry Production and Pest Management for Northern Maine” will illustrate how best to produce strawberries in northern Maine, including site preparation, variety selection, plant growth, winter protection and pest management. David […]

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UMaine Extension hosts webinar about wildlife damage prevention April 1 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about wildlife damage prevention in home gardens from noon–1:15 p.m. April 1.  “Preventing Wildlife Damage to Home Gardens” will discuss methods to help reduce losses in home gardens from raccoons, deer, rabbits and woodchucks. Adam Vashon, a USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service wildlife biologist, will […]

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UMaine Extension offers weed management webinar March 30

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free webinar about managing weeds in the home landscape from 6–7:30 p.m. March 30. “Weed Management in the Home Landscape and Garden” includes an overview of different types of weeds and how to identify them; weed control focused on cultural methods and mulching; and a discussion about […]

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UMaine Extension offers seed-starting webinar March 25 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about starting seeds indoors from noon–1:15 p.m. on March 25.  “Seed Starting at Home” features best practices for starting vegetable and flower seedlings indoors, such as proper timing, supplies for success and practical tips for managing light, temperature and moisture. Kate Garland, UMaine Extension […]

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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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