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November 2017

1st Annual Maine Cattlemen’s College

November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 8:00am

Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Maine Cattlemen’s College will provide up-to-date information to Maine beef cattle producers and allow Maine beef cattle producers an opportunity to meet leaders in the industry and fellow producers to share ideas and innovations. All proceeds to benefit Maine Beef Producers Association Scholarship Fund. Who should attend: Beef cattle producers and farmers interested in keeping beef animals. Nov. 17, 6 p.m.: Prime Rib Dinner: 35$ per person Nov. 18, Cattlemen’s College: 25$ for Member of MBPA/MOFGA or 35$ for…

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Pricing Your Products and Services, Ellsworth

November 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Free

A half-day workshop designed to help small business owners develop profitable pricing strategies for their products and services.

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Staying Safe: Protecting Your Small Business from Cyber Threats (Ellsworth)

November 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Free

This free workshop will present participants with an overview of the types of real-life risks and emerging threats small business owners face every day. The workshop will focus on how business owners can protect their business and its customers with easy-to-implement security recommendations. Registration is required. Click for more information or to enroll here.

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Farm Excel™ Training

November 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 6, 2017 at 4:30pm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Free

Excel™ can be a very powerful program to help farmers track expenses and income as well as recording and analyzing crop and livestock enterprises. This course is for farmers who have limited experience with Excel and want to be able to use more of its capabilities. Nov. 29 — Demonstration and practice using Excel for farm recordkeeping. Using basic and advanced commands and formulas. Dec. 6 — UMaine Farm Account Book Template – introduction to all the sections and how to use them for…

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December 2017

Staying Safe: Protecting Your Small Business from Cyber Threats

December 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Free

This free workshop will present participants with an overview of the types of real-life risks and emerging threats small businesses owners face every day. The workshop will focus on how business owners can protect their business and its customers with easy-to-implement security recommendations.

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Farm Excel™ Training

December 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 6, 2017 at 4:30pm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Free

Excel™ can be a very powerful program to help farmers track expenses and income as well as recording and analyzing crop and livestock enterprises. This course is for farmers who have limited experience with Excel and want to be able to use more of its capabilities. Nov. 29 — Demonstration and practice using Excel for farm recordkeeping. Using basic and advanced commands and formulas. Dec. 6 — UMaine Farm Account Book Template – introduction to all the sections and how to use them for…

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Hunger Banquet

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Estabrooke Hall Ballroom, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free - $10.00

The University of Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Life, in collaboration with the Student Heritage Alliance Council (SHAC) and the Bodwell Center, will host the annual Hunger Banquet on Dec. 8. The event will take place from 5–6:30 p.m. in Estabrooke Ballroom on the UMaine campus. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in Maine and other parts of the world. Non-perishable food will be collected to donate to the Black Bear Exchange Food…

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New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference

December 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until December 14, 2017

Radisson Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101 United States
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The NEVF Conference will include more than 30 educational sessions over three days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various grower topics. Farmer-to-Farmer meetings throughout the conference will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on specific issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 120 exhibitors.

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New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference

December 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until December 14, 2017

Radisson Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101 United States
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The NEVF Conference will include more than 30 educational sessions over three days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various grower topics. Farmer-to-Farmer meetings throughout the conference will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on specific issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 120 exhibitors.

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New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference

December 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until December 14, 2017

Radisson Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101 United States
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The NEVF Conference will include more than 30 educational sessions over three days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various grower topics. Farmer-to-Farmer meetings throughout the conference will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on specific issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 120 exhibitors.

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Recipe to Market: Is it for Me? (Dover Foxcroft)

December 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Washington County Office, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
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A half day introductory workshop that will explore what's involved in starting a specialty food business. Free to Piscataquis County residents; $10 to all others.

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January 2018

5-Week Beginner Bee School (Falmouth)

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$100

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 five sessions and will be taught by two master beekeepers, Peter Richardson and Jack Hildreth. The fee covers the cost of the textbook (The…

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Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills Level 1 (Southern Maine)

January 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on February 1, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on February 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

Sanford City Hall, 919 Main Street
Sanford, ME 04073 United States
$125

Facilitation skills are not routinely learned and practiced. If you have ever been in a role that you wished you had more skills or practice for, then Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1 is for you.  Thursdays, January 4, 18, February 1, 15 and March 1, 2018. Back up snow dates on March 8 and 15.  

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Respirator Fit Test (Augusta)

January 8 @ 12:00 pm

Under the revised Worker Protection Standards, anyone applying pesticides that require the use of a respirator, must complete (and maintain a record of) a respirator fit test. Respirator fit tests must be completed with the same make, model, size, and style of respirator that will be used in the field. Prior to respirator fit testing, each applicator must pass (and maintain a record of) a medical evaluation demonstrating they are physically fit enough to wear a respirator. Join Cooperative Extension…

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Panel Discussion: Farming in New Weather Reality

January 9 @ 1:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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Free

The session will open with a panel of experienced Maine crop and livestock farmers who will discuss how changes in weather patterns have affected their operation, how they have adjusted, and needs for coping better in the future. Ellen Mallory, a University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture associate professor and UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture specialist, will moderate the session. All farmers are encouraged to share their own experiences, strategies, and needs during an open discussion. Service providers and…

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5-Week Beginner Bee School (Falmouth)

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$100

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 five sessions and will be taught by two master beekeepers, Peter Richardson and Jack Hildreth. The fee covers the cost of the textbook (The…

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Introduction to Growing Grapes in Maine

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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$25

This school will be offered for those who are interested in small scale grape production as a commercial enterprise. The agenda and registration information are posted on the Highmoor Farm website. Space is limited, so preregistration by January 5, 2018 is strongly encouraged. To register, check this website in mid-December for a link to online registration, or contact Pam St. Peter at 207.933.2100 or pamela.stpeter@maine.edu.

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Beekeeping: Honey Bee Diseases — Intermediate Level (Falmouth)

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 23, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$40

This five hour class will cover the major pest and disease threats to honey bee colonies and their management. Focusing on non-chemical and IPM strategies, students will learn the best management practices for all of the major threats to colony health in Maine. The fee covers the cost of the textbook, Honeybee Diseases and Pests, Third Edition. This class will be held on two consecutive Tuesdays, starting Jan. 16, 2018 and ending Jan. 23, 2018.

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33rd Annual Maine Potato Conference and Trade Show (Caribou)

January 17 @ 8:40 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on January 18, 2018 at 8:40am

Caribou Inn and Convention Center, US Route 1
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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$15 - $25

Who should attend: Potato producers, crop advisors, and farm workers. Registering online ensures you will receive a program packet, printed name tag, abstract booklet (new this year), a ticket to win a door prize, and any additional materials. Join Cooperative extension in saving some trees by registering online. Online registration deadline: January 12, 2018. This event takes place over two days, Jan. 17 and 18.

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5-Week Beginner Bee School (Falmouth)

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$100

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 five sessions and will be taught by two master beekeepers, Peter Richardson and Jack Hildreth. The fee covers the cost of the textbook (The…

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