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Cooperative Extension in Washington County

4-H Farm Animal Care FUNdamentals Workshop Series

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online club for youth ages 9–18 about the basics of farm animal care on Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m., April 24 - May 8, 2024.  The 4-H Farm Animal Care FUNdamentals Workshop Series will introduce the basics of caring for livestock. In this workshop, youth will learn how […]

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Farm Practices for Managing Water Webinar

This webinar will focus on soil health and engineering practices that can help farmers mitigate the negative effects of too much water. Participants will learn an overview of techniques, and important considerations for implementing these practices and will see how a Maine farm has employed some of these methods to fit the scale and goal […]

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Jumping Worm and Browntail Moth Webinar

State Horticulturist Gary Fish will outline how jumping worms have been confirmed in 13 of 16 Maine Counties, how they potentially impact our ecosystem, and provide guidance on how to slow their spread. Brittany Schappach, Maine State Forest Service Entomologist, will discuss the infamous browntail moth and their disruptive presence, from irritating caterpillars to defoliation […]

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Virtual Create Better Health EFNEP Class in May

Free Nutrition and Cooking Classes: Create Better Health Class Topics 1. MyPlate, Knife Skills & Food Safety 2. Nutrition Facts Label & Physical Activity 3. Plan, Shop & Save with a Store Tour 4. Healthy Eating Patterns: Reducing Fat, Sugar, and Salt Location: Online via Zoom Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Dates: May […]

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Virtual Cooking Matters EFNEP Class for WIC & Head Start in May

Free Nutrition and Cooking Class for WIC & Head Start in partnership with Cooking Matters Class Topics 1. Making Recipes Work For You 2. No More Mealtime Madness 3. Money-Saver Alerts 4. The Family Kitchen Location: Online via Zoom Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Dates: Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2024 Who: […]

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Tax Implications for Farm Transitions Webinar

Decisions regarding farm property transfer are critical in estate, retirement, and succession planning. Making the best decisions starts with understanding the different ways of transferring property ownership and the common “tools” used to facilitate farm property transfer. Presenter: Mike Sciabarrasi UNH Extension From 1980 to 2016, Mike Sciabarrasi was an Agricultural Business Management Extension Specialist […]

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Washington County Extension Association Annual Meeting

UMaine Extension Washington County 116 O'Brien Avenue, Machias, ME, United States

10:30 a.m.: Washington County Extension Association Annual Meeting Welcome  Opening remarks by Associate Dean Jason Bolton Business Meeting 2025 Budget New Members Slate of Officers Volunteer Awards University of Maine Volunteer Pen Award Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award  Program Highlight- 4-H National Trips Teens from the Oh Yea! 4-H Grows True Leaders program will […]

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Assessing Risk on Urban and Small Acreage Farms Webinar

Urban agriculture: Did you know it’s happening all over Maine? From quarter-acre flower farms to community orchards to backyard gardens, Mainers are growing large quantities of food in our towns and cities. While urban growers face climate-related challenges, urban agriculture is itself a pathway to climate resiliency. This presentation will detail the state of urban […]

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How to Talk About Money and Why It Matters Webinar

A discussion of all things farm finance – not strictly farm business in nature, specifically personal finances, decision-making, communication, and planning. This session will offer short video interviews with farmers and provide an opportunity for conversation about farms and money. This webinar is for experienced (5 years+) farmers. You’ll hear directly from farmers who have […]

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Virtual Create Better Health EFNEP Class in June

Free Nutrition and Cooking Classes: Create Better Health Class Topics 1. MyPlate, Knife Skills & Food Safety 2. Nutrition Facts Label & Physical Activity 3. Plan, Shop & Save with a Store Tour 4. Healthy Eating Patterns: Reducing Fat, Sugar, and Salt Location: Online via Zoom Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Dates: June […]

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