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Canceled: Maine Vegetable and Fruit School in Augusta

March 29, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

UMaine Cooperative Extension regrets to announce that this event has been canceled.

This day-long school is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $45

Register Online:

8:30 a.m. – Registration

9 a.m. – Legislative Update, Julie Ann Smith, Executive Director of Maine Farm Bureau

9:30 a.m. – Winter Injury in Berry Crops, Dr. David Handley, UMaine Cooperative Extension

10 a.m. – Ticks and Tick Diseases: Health Implications for Farmers, Griffin Dill, UMaine Cooperative Extension

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Maine Farmer Resilience Program: The Ups and Downs of Stress, Dr. Leslie Forstadt, UMaine Cooperative Extension

11:15 a.m. – Cover Crops and Under Seeding Benefits of Diversified Farms, Jason Lilley, UMaine Cooperative Extension

11:45 a.m. – Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Focus on Cauliflower: Growing for Quality, Dr. Mark Hutton, UMaine Cooperative Extension

1 p.m. – Invasive Plants: Impacts on Maine Farms, Gary Fish, State Horticulturist, Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry

1:30 p.m. – Berry Variety Review, Dr. David Handley, UMaine Cooperative Extension

2:15 p.m. – Break

2:30 p.m. – Maine New Farmer Project: Could You be Involved?, Christina Howard, UMaine Cooperative Extension

3 p.m. – Weed Management Strategies For Diversified Farms, Dr. Peyton Ginakes, UMaine Cooperative Extension

3:30 p.m. – Wrap-up and Evaluations

If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact Stephanie Wright at or call 207.933.2100 by March 20, 2023. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements; however, all requests will be considered.


March 29, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Elks Lodge #964
397 Civic Center Drive
Augusta, ME United States


Stephanie Wright