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February 2023

4-H Algae SPIN Club (virtual)

February 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 11, 2023

Free

Who: Youth ages 12-15 When: Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm  Registration ends: February 10, 2023 Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the meetings via Zoom What: The Algae SPIN Club will explore all things algae – why algae is important, how it can be used, harmful algae blooms, and related community action. In this club, youth will have the opportunity to taste algae, create a seaweed lava lamp, and even observe and analyze the growth of…

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4-H Engineering Club (virtual)

February 9 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 2, 2023

Free

Cost: Free, but donations are welcome to offset shipping costs. Ages:  9-18 Dates/Time: Thursdays from January 26 – March 2, 2023 (snow date March 9th) from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Register Now Do you like to build, design, invent, problem-solve, and explore? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! Maine 4-H Engineering Club is a short-term club, for ages 9 and up. Each week will have a new hands-on engineering challenge to work on while making connections with fellow 4-H engineers…

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Recipe to Market: Is it for ME? (virtual)

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35.00

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 business. Instructors will cover topics such as business basics; the specialty food industry and product development; licensing and regulations; and food safety. Products that may be discussed include canned shelf-stable products (jams/jellies/preserves, baked goods, condiments, salsas, sauces, dessert sauces), fermented foods, dry mixes and candies/confections. Instructors for the program include UMaine Extension professor emeritus Louis…

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Northeast Cover Crops Council Annual Conference-Portland, Maine

February 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75 – $100

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 economic and financial opportunities in cover crops, how to diversify cover crop species, cover crops in vegetable production, the role of cover crops in climate…

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4-H Engineering Club (virtual)

February 16 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 2, 2023

Free

Cost: Free, but donations are welcome to offset shipping costs. Ages:  9-18 Dates/Time: Thursdays from January 26 – March 2, 2023 (snow date March 9th) from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Register Now Do you like to build, design, invent, problem-solve, and explore? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! Maine 4-H Engineering Club is a short-term club, for ages 9 and up. Each week will have a new hands-on engineering challenge to work on while making connections with fellow 4-H engineers…

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Discussion: Federal Agricultural-Related Employment Laws (virtual)

February 21 @ 3:00 pm
Free

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an online discussion on Federal Agricultural-Related Employment Laws on February 21 at 3:00 pm. This program is free, however, registration is required to receive the Zoom link information.  Register here. The presentation will be led by Brian Cleasby, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist from the U.S. Department of Labor/Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) Northern New England District Office. WHD is responsible for administering a number of statutes that extend various protections to…

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4-H Algae SPIN Club (virtual)

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 11, 2023

Free

Who: Youth ages 12-15 When: Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm  Registration ends: February 10, 2023 Where: University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the meetings via Zoom What: The Algae SPIN Club will explore all things algae – why algae is important, how it can be used, harmful algae blooms, and related community action. In this club, youth will have the opportunity to taste algae, create a seaweed lava lamp, and even observe and analyze the growth of…

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4-H Engineering Club (virtual)

February 23 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 2, 2023

Free

Cost: Free, but donations are welcome to offset shipping costs. Ages:  9-18 Dates/Time: Thursdays from January 26 – March 2, 2023 (snow date March 9th) from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Register Now Do you like to build, design, invent, problem-solve, and explore? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! Maine 4-H Engineering Club is a short-term club, for ages 9 and up. Each week will have a new hands-on engineering challenge to work on while making connections with fellow 4-H engineers…

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2023 UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street
Bangor, Maine
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Free – $50

Celebrating 125 Years of UMaine Wild Blueberry Research and Extension! February 25, 2023 (Snow Date: February 26, 2023) 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor, Maine (Directions, Google Maps) 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. — Conference 4:00-7:00 p.m. — Wild Blueberry Industry Soiree: A Social Networking Evening with Dinner and Drinks. The Keynote Speaker is Commissioner Amanda Beal of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Format: In-person with breakout rooms, lunch, etc. We were excited to gather, again,…

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March 2023

4-H Engineering Club (virtual)

March 2 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 2, 2023

Free

Cost: Free, but donations are welcome to offset shipping costs. Ages:  9-18 Dates/Time: Thursdays from January 26 – March 2, 2023 (snow date March 9th) from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Register Now Do you like to build, design, invent, problem-solve, and explore? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! Maine 4-H Engineering Club is a short-term club, for ages 9 and up. Each week will have a new hands-on engineering challenge to work on while making connections with fellow 4-H engineers…

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