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May 2017
$20

Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

May 10 @ 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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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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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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$85

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Spring Mini

May 21 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond, 17 Conservation Lane
Bryant Pond, ME 04219 United States
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Get outside and brush off the cobwebs from the long winter. Spring mini is being held May 21. This one-day intro will offer participants the chance to complete three workshop sessions of their choice. Topics vary, including sessions in forest ecology, wild game cooking, three different shooting sports, hunting and fishing skills, basic survival skills and many more.

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$15

Buying Local Meat

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 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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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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June 2017
$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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Free

Statewide Tick, Mosquito Borne Disease Training — Falmouth

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention are offering multiple sessions on tick and mosquito borne diseases. The training is designed to increase the number of community members who are informed about mosquito and tick borne diseases. Sessions will focus on insect identification and exposure prevention. People who work with outdoor groups, 4–H and scout leaders, school nurses, health officers, camp counselors, librarians and garden coordinators are encouraged to attend a free session.…

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$250 - $500

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until June 7, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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The course covers: How to create a Food Safety Plan meeting the FDA requirements as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). How to conduct a Hazard Analysis, and differentiate between prerequisite programs and risk-based preventive controls. Guidelines for choosing Critical Limits, setting-up monitoring programs, and implementing corrective actions when deviations occur. Documentation for all aspects of the PCHF-required Food Safety Plan including verification and validation activities, monitoring, corrective actions, and records review. This course is for 2 1/2…

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$250 - $500

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training

June 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until June 7, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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The course covers: How to create a Food Safety Plan meeting the FDA requirements as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). How to conduct a Hazard Analysis, and differentiate between prerequisite programs and risk-based preventive controls. Guidelines for choosing Critical Limits, setting-up monitoring programs, and implementing corrective actions when deviations occur. Documentation for all aspects of the PCHF-required Food Safety Plan including verification and validation activities, monitoring, corrective actions, and records review. This course is for 2 1/2…

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$250 - $500

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Training

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until June 7, 2017

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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The course covers: How to create a Food Safety Plan meeting the FDA requirements as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). How to conduct a Hazard Analysis, and differentiate between prerequisite programs and risk-based preventive controls. Guidelines for choosing Critical Limits, setting-up monitoring programs, and implementing corrective actions when deviations occur. Documentation for all aspects of the PCHF-required Food Safety Plan including verification and validation activities, monitoring, corrective actions, and records review. This course is for 2 1/2…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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Free

Youth Field Day at Tanglewood

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tanglewood 4-H Camp, 1 Tanglewood Road
Lincolnville, ME 04849 United States
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Free for the whole family (children must be accompanied by an adult to participate). Come and see all that the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood has to offer. Get a feel for camp before the summer season starts. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions your family may have as well. Activity areas will be open to give potential campers the opportunity to have a bit of camp fun before the summer begins.…

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$20

Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

June 14 @ 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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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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Free

Statewide Tick, Mosquito Borne Disease Training — Wells

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention are offering multiple sessions on tick and mosquito borne diseases. The training is designed to increase the number of community members who are informed about mosquito and tick borne diseases. Sessions will focus on insect identification and exposure prevention. People who work with outdoor groups, 4–H and scout leaders, school nurses, health officers, camp counselors, librarians and garden coordinators are encouraged to attend a free session.…

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$130

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills — Level 1

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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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, then Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1 is for you. Fun, creative, and thought provoking, the SYFS, Level 1 Curriculum is a dynamic and comprehensive five-lesson facilitation training series full of activities, “lecturettes” and potential "aha!" moments. These classes on five Thursdays on the following dates:  June 15, June 22,  June 29, July 13 and July 27.

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Free

Youth Field Day at Blueberry Cove

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp, 22 Blueberry Cove Road
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 United States
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Free for the whole family (children must be accompanied by an adult to participate). Come and see all that the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Blueberry Cove has to offer. Come visit and get a feel for camp before the summer season starts. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions your family may have as well. Activity areas will be open to give potential campers the opportunity to have a bit of camp fun…

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