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March 2021

Cooking with the Maine Harvest: March 2021 — Using Frozen Fruit in Baking and Preserving (online)

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Preparing for Food Preservation Season: Using Frozen Fruit in Baking and Preserving Discuss ways to use frozen fruit for best results. Demonstrate using previously frozen fruit in baking and preserving. Have your questions answered.    

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UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Series, Jan. 27–March 17 (online)

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

This event takes place over eight consecutive Wednesdays, starting Jan. 27 and ending March 17, 4–6 p.m. Jan. 27: Irrigation Farmer Panel Feb. 3: Insect Pests; Speaker: Dr. Phil Fanning (University of Maine) Feb. 10: Beginning Wild Blueberry Production; Speaker: Dr. Lily Calderwood (University of Maine) Feb. 17: Acidic Podzol Soils; Speaker: Dr. Ivan Fernandez (University of Maine) Feb. 24: Organic Pest and Crop Management; Speaker: Dr. Lily Calderwood (University of Maine) March 3: Fresh Pack Line Improvements; Speaker: John…

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Winter Gardening Series: Ornamental Garden Design (webinar)

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There are many considerations for designing and planning your own ornamental garden. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can take a sustainable approach to garden design with ideas and tips for siting an ornamental garden, plant selection, plant arrangement and sourcing materials. After this webinar, you’ll have the tools and resources you need to get started on your own garden project. Click here to register. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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In-Service Training (Certified Crop Advisor) (webinar)

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 1, 2021

This 2-day in-service training for agriculture service providers will focus on crop and forage production, soil quality, precision agriculture, pest management, and more (see the agenda below for details). CEUs and Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits requested. Due to Covid-19, it was decided that the typical 2-day Ag Service Provider training would be provided remotely and with a different format. To improve learning effectiveness, the training has been broken up into two 3-hr events on Jan 27 and 28 (the typical…

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Compost Webinar Series: Organic Certification Process for Compost Usage (online)

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$10 – $25

Dr. Caleb Goossen, MOFGA. Dr. Goossen will address issues concerning compost certification for use in Organically Certified production systems.

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Intermediate Beekeeping: Apiary Management Webinar Series (online)

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 18, 2021

Apiary Management is geared towards beekeepers with a minimum of two years of experience. The focus of this class is on how to effectively manage a sideline/hobby apiary under Maine conditions. It will include how to keep your colonies healthy and thriving, and how to meet the goals you have with your bees such as swarm prevention, honey production, colony health maximization. This event is for four consecutive Thursdays, starting  Feb. 25 and ending March 18. Cost: $80–$165 Click here…

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Educational Update for the Agricultural Industry (online)

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

A one-hour Zoom meeting will be held consisting of two half-hour presentations. The two topics are Recognizing Herbicide Injury in Potatoes (by Dr. Andy Robinson, North Dakota State University), and The Steps Used in ELISA Tests (by Aaron Buzza, UMaine Aroostook Farm). 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 least 80%. Those signed up by noon of…

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UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Series, Jan. 27–March 17 (online)

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

This event takes place over eight consecutive Wednesdays, starting Jan. 27 and ending March 17, 4–6 p.m. Jan. 27: Irrigation Farmer Panel Feb. 3: Insect Pests; Speaker: Dr. Phil Fanning (University of Maine) Feb. 10: Beginning Wild Blueberry Production; Speaker: Dr. Lily Calderwood (University of Maine) Feb. 17: Acidic Podzol Soils; Speaker: Dr. Ivan Fernandez (University of Maine) Feb. 24: Organic Pest and Crop Management; Speaker: Dr. Lily Calderwood (University of Maine) March 3: Fresh Pack Line Improvements; Speaker: John…

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In-Service Training (Certified Crop Advisor) (webinar)

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 1, 2021

This 2-day in-service training for agriculture service providers will focus on crop and forage production, soil quality, precision agriculture, pest management, and more (see the agenda below for details). CEUs and Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits requested. Due to Covid-19, it was decided that the typical 2-day Ag Service Provider training would be provided remotely and with a different format. To improve learning effectiveness, the training has been broken up into two 3-hr events on Jan 27 and 28 (the typical…

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Intermediate Beekeeping: Apiary Management Webinar Series (online)

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 18, 2021

Apiary Management is geared towards beekeepers with a minimum of two years of experience. The focus of this class is on how to effectively manage a sideline/hobby apiary under Maine conditions. It will include how to keep your colonies healthy and thriving, and how to meet the goals you have with your bees such as swarm prevention, honey production, colony health maximization. This event is for four consecutive Thursdays, starting  Feb. 25 and ending March 18. Cost: $80–$165 Click here…

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