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March 2017
$95

Intermediate Bee School, Springvale

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 29, 2017
Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springville, ME 04083 United States
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This 5-week intermediate beekeeping course will cover in depth advanced topics, including honey bee communication, foraging and botany, problems of the hive, mating and rearing queens, and hive manipulations. The course is taught by a Master Beekeeper with over nine years’ experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in southern Maine. This course is for five consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 1 and ending March 29, 2017.

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$50

So You Want to Farm in Maine?

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 30, 2017
Farm Service Agency (FSA), 306 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. Topics include evaluating farm enterprises, developing a business plan, assessing soil and other resources, record keeping and market research. This course is approved for FSA Borrower Training — educational training in financial and farm management concepts associated with commercial farming — and is required as a condition of eligibility for new loans for all FSA borrowers of both direct and guaranteed loans.

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$95

5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 9, 2017
Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springville, ME 04083 United States
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This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with over nine years’ experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in southern Maine. Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who for over nine years has taught beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to…

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$60

5-Week Beginner Bee School, Machias

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 16, 2017
Science Building, University of Maine at Machias
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in Downeast Maine. Registration fee includes The Bee-Sentials Field Guide by Lawrence J. Conner with Robert Muir. This course is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting Thursday, Feb. 16 and ending Thursday, March 16, 2017.

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$100

5-Week Beginner Beekeeping Class, Falmouth

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 30, 2017
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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This is a great opportunity for new beekeepers, prior to their first year of bees, or it can be a great refresher course for beekeepers just now going into their first winter, and even those with a couple of years of experience who want to refresh their skills and knowledge. This Beginner Bee course consists of 5 sessions and will be taught by two Master Beekeepers, Peter Richardson and Jack Hildreth. This course is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting Thursday,…

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$15

Cooking for Crowds — Pittsfield

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sebasticook Healthcare Facility, 167 Leighton St.
Pittsfield, ME 04967 United States
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Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Associate Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD in this workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for…

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$15

Buying Local Meat

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nokomis High School, Williams Rd.
Newport, ME 04953 United States
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Buying meat directly from local farmers is a way to support the local agriculture community, but it can be confusing, according to Donna Coffin, Extension Professor. At this program you will learn about the different words used to describe how animals are raised and how meat is sold from local farms — natural, grass-fed, organic, dry-aged, pasture raised, free range, humane and prime. Also, how much meat to expect when you buy a side or quarter, where you can purchase directly…

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$85

1-Day Sanitation Course

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hitchner Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In this 1-day program you will learn the essentials of food processing sanitation. Topics covered include good manufacturing practices (GMPs), sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOP), choosing the correct sanitizers and cleaners, pest management programs, record keeping, and implementing SSOPs in your facility/kitchen.

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$25

Upgrading Your Cropping Systems with Precision Agriculture

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Best Western, 375 Main Street
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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A workshop designed for farmers interested in improving their crop planting and management. This workshop will focus on developing crop rotations, improved soil sampling, and new planting and management technologies. Speakers will include UMaine Extension educator Rick Kersbergen, Lauchlin Titus of Ag Matters and Chris Creek of Precision Planting.

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$95

Intermediate Bee School, Springvale

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 29, 2017
Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springville, ME 04083 United States
+ Google Map

This 5-week intermediate beekeeping course will cover in depth advanced topics, including honey bee communication, foraging and botany, problems of the hive, mating and rearing queens, and hive manipulations. The course is taught by a Master Beekeeper with over nine years’ experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in southern Maine. This course is for five consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 1 and ending March 29, 2017.

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$85

2-Day Meat and Poultry HACCP Course

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 9 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 10, 2017
Hitchner Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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In this 2-day course you will learn the fundamentals of Meat and Poultry HACCP. The course provides participants with hands-on experience in developing a HACCP Plan. We welcome not only Meat and Poultry processors, but also any other food processors seeking HACCP certification and knowledge. This course is a International HACCP Alliance Accredited course. Snow dates: March 17–18.

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$50

So You Want to Farm in Maine?

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 30, 2017
Farm Service Agency (FSA), 306 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
+ Google Map

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. Topics include evaluating farm enterprises, developing a business plan, assessing soil and other resources, record keeping and market research. This course is approved for FSA Borrower Training — educational training in financial and farm management concepts associated with commercial farming — and is required as a condition of eligibility for new loans for all FSA borrowers of both direct and guaranteed loans.

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$95

5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 9, 2017
Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springville, ME 04083 United States
+ Google Map

This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with over nine years’ experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in southern Maine. Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who for over nine years has taught beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to…

Find out more »
$60

5-Week Beginner Bee School, Machias

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 16, 2017
Science Building, University of Maine at Machias
Machias, ME 04654 United States
+ Google Map

This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in Downeast Maine. Registration fee includes The Bee-Sentials Field Guide by Lawrence J. Conner with Robert Muir. This course is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting Thursday, Feb. 16 and ending Thursday, March 16, 2017.

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$100

5-Week Beginner Beekeeping Class, Falmouth

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 30, 2017
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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This is a great opportunity for new beekeepers, prior to their first year of bees, or it can be a great refresher course for beekeepers just now going into their first winter, and even those with a couple of years of experience who want to refresh their skills and knowledge. This Beginner Bee course consists of 5 sessions and will be taught by two Master Beekeepers, Peter Richardson and Jack Hildreth. This course is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting Thursday,…

Find out more »
$85

2-Day Meat and Poultry HACCP Course

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 9 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 10, 2017
Hitchner Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
+ Google Map

In this 2-day course you will learn the fundamentals of Meat and Poultry HACCP. The course provides participants with hands-on experience in developing a HACCP Plan. We welcome not only Meat and Poultry processors, but also any other food processors seeking HACCP certification and knowledge. This course is a International HACCP Alliance Accredited course. Snow dates: March 17–18.

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$45

Maine Vegetable and Fruit School

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Seasons Event and Conference Center, 155 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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This day-long school is offered for Maine farmers on two dates at two locations: March 14 in Portland or March 15 in Bangor. The agenda and registration form are posted on the Highmoor Farm website.

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$15

Buying Local Meat

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bucksport High School, 102 Broadway
Bucksport, ME 04416 United States
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Buying meat directly from local farmers is a way to support the local agriculture community, but it can be confusing, according to Donna Coffin, Extension Professor. At this program you will learn about the different words used to describe how animals are raised and how meat is sold from local farms — natural, grass-fed, organic, dry-aged, pasture raised, free range, humane and prime. Also, how much meat to expect when you buy a side or quarter, where you can purchase directly…

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$45

Maine Vegetable and Fruit School

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bangor Motor Inn Conference Center, 701 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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This day-long school is offered for Maine farmers on two dates at two locations: March 14 in Portland or March 15 in Bangor. The agenda and registration form are posted on the Highmoor Farm website.

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$95

Intermediate Bee School, Springvale

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 29, 2017
Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springville, ME 04083 United States
+ Google Map

This 5-week intermediate beekeeping course will cover in depth advanced topics, including honey bee communication, foraging and botany, problems of the hive, mating and rearing queens, and hive manipulations. The course is taught by a Master Beekeeper with over nine years’ experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in southern Maine. This course is for five consecutive Wednesdays, starting March 1 and ending March 29, 2017.

Find out more »
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