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August 2017

Soil Health Field Day, Windham

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bumbleroot Farm, 196 Highland Cliff Road
Windham, 04062 United States
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Free

Join the UMaine Extension Soil Health team, MOFGA staff, and various seed and equipment dealers at this Soil Health Field Day. Events include: Touring summer cover crop and cover crop mix demo plots. Demos of implements for cover crop management and cultivation that are designed for improving soil health. Measuring soil health. We will look at methods for testing your soil health and determining what the results tell you.

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Preserving the Harvest — Tomatoes and Salsa Workshop, Farmington

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Franklin County, 138 Pleasant Street, Suite 1
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
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$20

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great Maine-grown tomatoes? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing tomatoes, including how to use pressure canners and hot water bath canners. Learn from the experts. Please bring a potholder with you to the workshop. The $20 fee includes all materials.

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Large Animal Carcass Management Training, Highmoor Farm

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until August 24, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$575.00

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches and course materials. To register, click here. This event is for three consecutive days starting Aug. 22 and ending Aug. 24, 2017.

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Large Animal Carcass Management Training, Highmoor Farm

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until August 24, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$575.00

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches and course materials. To register, click here. This event is for three consecutive days starting Aug. 22 and ending Aug. 24, 2017.

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Large Animal Carcass Management Training, Highmoor Farm

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until August 24, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$575.00

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches and course materials. To register, click here. This event is for three consecutive days starting Aug. 22 and ending Aug. 24, 2017.

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Growing Great Garlic, Farmington

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge Street
West Farmington, ME 04938 United States
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$10

UMaine Extension garlic expert David Fuller, will discuss all aspects of growing this tasty, healthful and valuable crop. This program is designed for growers of all experience levels, including commercial growers. Bring your questions.

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Finishing Your Livestock, Windham

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cooper’s Royal Heritage Farm, 81 Chute Road
Windham, 04062 United States
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Free

Learn about finishing beef with grain with Mark Cooper of Cooper’s Heritage Farm and UMaine Extension’s new livestock specialist Colt Knight.

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September 2017

3rd Annual Northern Maine Rural Living Day

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Millar Civic Center and Fairgrounds, 94 Randall Avenue
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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$5 - $20

Cost is $5/person or $20/family of four or more for entire day (does not include lunch); children under 10 are free. The day's events include: Informative classes Fun activities Livestock displays Herding dog demonstrations Local craft demonstrations Locally grown harvest lunch Preregistration for classes is highly recommended to insure availability. For more information or to register, click here.

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Fall Field Day at Rogers Farm

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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Free

The field day will feature workshops, activities, live music and homemade food. Workshop topics include growing grapes and cutting flowers for the home landscape. Ongoing demonstrations throughout the garden will allow visitors the opportunity to pick up tips from area experts on improving soil quality, composting, dividing peonies, managing pests and plant pathogens, and wise water use strategies. Tours of the garden, door prizes and children's activities including a garden scavenger hunt will be part of the fun. More information about Rogers…

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Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Office, 7 County Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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$20

Master Gardener Volunteers will teach you how to go from start to finish, or more appropriately, from boards to harvest. In this series you will learn, hands-on, how to build, plant, maintain, and harvest from raise bed square foot gardens and containers. This class is offered one Wednesday each month for five months on May 10, June 14, July 19, August 16 and September 13.

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Dining with Diabetes Down East, Prospect Harbor

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 5, 2017

Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, 63 Main Street
Prospect Harbor, ME 04669 United States
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Free

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood…

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Workshop: Finding E in STEM

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buchanan Alumni House, 160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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This is an event is for educators and administrators of K-12 schools in Maine. The workshop will provide a forum for exchanging experiences, best practices, and ideas related to engineering instruction in K-12 schools in Maine. Plans for the agenda include: • Presentations of K-12 engineering instruction by teachers and researchers in Maine • A review of the research project on the K-12 engineering teaching in Maine. • Panel discussion of the status of K-12 engineering education in Maine The…

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Cooking for Crowds, Falmouth

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$15

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 Crowds,…

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Cooking for Crowds, Augusta

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Kennebec County Office, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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$15

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 Community Education Associate Debbie Barnett in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive "Cooking for Crowds,"…

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Dining with Diabetes Down East, Prospect Harbor

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 5, 2017

Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, 63 Main Street
Prospect Harbor, ME 04669 United States
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Free

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood…

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Pricing Your Products and Services for Profit, Houlton

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Houlton Higher Education Center, 18 Military Street
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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A half-day workshop designed to help small business owners develop profitable pricing strategies for their products and services.

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Dining with Diabetes Down East, Prospect Harbor

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 5, 2017

Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, 63 Main Street
Prospect Harbor, ME 04669 United States
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Free

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood…

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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2017

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$95

Cashing in on Value Added Opportunities: Learn to take your specialty food to market at this 6-part workshop series. Participants must have a specific product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions. This series is for individuals currently operating a value added business or those seriously considering one. This event is for six consecutive Thursdays, starting Sept 28. and ending Nov. 2. All start at 5:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. There will also be a Pilot Plant tour…

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Maple Syrup Grading School

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 30, 2017

Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main Street
Springhill, Nova Scotia B0M1X0 Canada
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$140

The International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School is for maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, state inspectors, and others needing to accurately grade maple syrup or judge maple product entries at fairs and contests. Quality control issues are also addressed. This school provides a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach enables participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence. This event occurs over two consecutive days, starting Friday, Sept. 29 (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) and…

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Maple Syrup Grading School

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 30, 2017

Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main Street
Springhill, Nova Scotia B0M1X0 Canada
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$140

The International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School is for maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, state inspectors, and others needing to accurately grade maple syrup or judge maple product entries at fairs and contests. Quality control issues are also addressed. This school provides a strong scientific base combined with intensive hands-on exercises. This approach enables participants to learn how to grade or judge maple products with confidence. This event occurs over two consecutive days, starting Friday, Sept. 29 (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) and…

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