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October 2020

Storing Maine Grains and Repackaging Bulk Items: Food Preservation Webinar Series

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and includes a discussion and demonstration of research-based preserving methods like canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting. Participants will receive Zoom information after registering. Date: October 13, 2020 Topic: Storing Maine Grains and Repackaging Bulk Items Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Price: $5 suggested donation (optional) To register: sign up online 

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4-H Volunteer Sessions for Fall

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Free

With the start of the new 4-H year just around the corner, Maine 4-H is excited to offer some virtual learning opportunities for 4-H volunteers! Whether you are a club volunteer who has worked with a group of youth for a number of years, or a newly enrolled volunteer trying to decide how you can get involved, the Maine 4-H program has something for you. Register to join us for one, two or all three virtual sessions to learn how…

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Virtual “Walk-In” Nutrition Tips for Parents & Caregivers

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 21, 2020

Free

Interested in learning about virtual nutrition education opportunities? Have a specific nutrition or cooking topic you would like to learn more about? Join Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Community Education Assistant, Rita Stephenson, on Wednesdays, beginning September 23, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Zoom! Complete the registration form and you will be sent information to access Zoom. You do not need to attend the whole hour.  Join in and leave when it’s convenient for you.

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Educational Update for the Agricultural Industry – Online Zoom Course

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

A one-hour Zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 7 to 8 pm, consisting of two half-hour presentations. The two topics are: Navigating the Label Regulatory Requirements for Soil Fumigation (by Keith Brown of the MBPC), and Dickeya in the Maine Potato Industry (by Steve Johnson, University of Maine Cooperative Extension). One MBPC recertification credit has been approved for this meeting. In order to receive the MBPC credit, a 15-question test will have to be passed with a score of at…

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Small Food Processor Preparedness Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – regulatory compliance, document development, business continuity webinar

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$20

If you are a small-scale food producer, there is required documentation you will need to complete to be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The requirements include documentation of your size exemption as a “qualified facility” and various food safety programs. This workshop is intended for small (< $1 million in sales/year) food entrepreneurs and small food businesses, farm market managers, and directors of shared-use kitchens. This webinar is an opportunity for processors to develop their food safety plans and records with…

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Pressure Canning Meats: Food Preservation Webinar Series

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and includes a discussion and demonstration of research-based preserving methods like canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting. Participants will receive Zoom information after registering. Date: October 20, 2020 Topic: Pressure Canning Meats Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Price: $5 suggested donation (optional) To register: sign up online 

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Virtual “Walk-In” Nutrition Tips for Parents & Caregivers

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 21, 2020

Free

Interested in learning about virtual nutrition education opportunities? Have a specific nutrition or cooking topic you would like to learn more about? Join Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Community Education Assistant, Rita Stephenson, on Wednesdays, beginning September 23, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Zoom! Complete the registration form and you will be sent information to access Zoom. You do not need to attend the whole hour.  Join in and leave when it’s convenient for you.

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Maine Hunger Dialogue

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join students and staff from colleges across Maine via Zoom to: Explore best practices for campuses to address student food insecurity and responses during Covid-19 Learn the results of a state-wide Maine college student food and housing insecurity survey Learn of food preservation resources and techniques Apply for $500 Food Insecurity Mini-Grants to build action-oriented programs on your campus Registration Required Results of a Maine college student food and housing insecurity research analysis will be the primary focus of a…

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Preserving Cranberries: Food Preservation Webinar Series

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and includes a discussion and demonstration of research-based preserving methods like canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting. Participants will receive Zoom information after registering. Date: October 27, 2020 Topic: Preserving Cranberries Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Price: $5 suggested donation (optional) To register: sign up online

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Virtual Coffee Break: 4-Week Series for Parents and Caregivers of Young Children

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Thursdays: October 29, November 5, 12, and 19, 2020 9:00 – 10:00 AM Free on Zoom Bring your coffee or tea and join us at 9:00 AM with host Alicia Greenlaw for a coffee break. Whether you stay for 20 minutes or 60, this time will be an opportunity to connect with other parents from across Maine to ask questions and focus on timely topics. Registration is required – Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event. If…

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