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October 2017

Pricing Your Products and Services

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 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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5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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$95

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former vice president of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over nine years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes two texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. This event is for five consecutive…

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2017 Maine Compost School

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 20, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$525

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This school is for one week, starting Monday, Oct. 16 and ending Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except for Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.)

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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

October 19 @ 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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2017 Maine Compost School

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 20, 2017

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$525

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This school is for one week, starting Monday, Oct. 16 and ending Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except for Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.)

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Maine Hunger Dialogue

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 8:00am

University of Maine at Presque Isle, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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$35

The Maine Hunger Dialogue is looking for college students motivated to take action to alleviate hunger and food insecurity experienced by millions of people around the world, and thousands in Maine. Food waste and recovery will be the focus of the 4th Annual Maine Hunger Dialogue at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Oct. 20–21. Bringing the Maine Hunger Dialogue to the crown of Maine and the heart of potato country will be an impactful experience for students and…

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Maine Hunger Dialogue

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 8:00am

University of Maine at Presque Isle, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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$35

The Maine Hunger Dialogue is looking for college students motivated to take action to alleviate hunger and food insecurity experienced by millions of people around the world, and thousands in Maine. Food waste and recovery will be the focus of the 4th Annual Maine Hunger Dialogue at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Oct. 20–21. Bringing the Maine Hunger Dialogue to the crown of Maine and the heart of potato country will be an impactful experience for students and…

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5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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$95

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former vice president of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over nine years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes two texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. This event is for five consecutive…

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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

October 26 @ 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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UMaine 4-H Science Saturdays — Smoked Chicken Workshop

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
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$10

Join Cooperative Extension on Oct. 28 at Witter Farm on the University of Maine campus in Orono to learn how to prepare delicious smoked chicken with Dr. Colt Knight. First, Knight will learn the art of preparing a whole chicken, and learn about how to safely handle raw chicken meat. He will explore how to include chicken as part of a healthy, balanced diet, as well as talk about different ways to season and prepare chicken meat. Finally, participants will enjoy the smoked chicken for lunch.

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November 2017

5-Week Beginner Bee School, Springvale

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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$95

Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former vice president of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, who has over nine years of experience teaching beginner and advanced beekeeping courses in southern Maine. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience at a later date. Course fee also includes two texts, handouts, and a one-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. This event is for five consecutive…

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From Recipe to Market Fall 2017, Falmouth

November 2 @ 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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Cooking for Crowds, South Paris

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 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 Community Education Assistant Karen Toohey in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for Volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds, a…

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4-H Reflection Tool Listening and Feedback Sessions for Volunteers

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on January 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 11, 2018 at 6:00pm

Free

Maine 4-H is excited to roll out new 4-H project records, reflection tools and opportunities for digital badges. A team has been working to design the new records aligned with research and connections to Maine’s commitment to proficiency based education in mind. These won't be perfect, and the team invites participants to try them out and be part of the process. Participate in live feedback sessions on Oct. 17, 2017; Nov. 8, 2017; Jan. 23, 2018, March 28, 2018 and Sept. 11, 2018, 6–8 p.m. These will…

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2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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$80 - $125

The pathogenic bacteria Dickeya and Pectobacterium cause soft rot on tubers or blackleg on stems of potato, resulting tuber loss in storage and no emergence of seedlings in the field. To see the full agenda or to register for the summit, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/2017-dickeya-and-pectobacterium-summit/.

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Recipe to Market: Is it for Me? (Machias)

November 9 @ 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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Free

A half day introductory workshop that will explore what's involved in starting a specialty food business.

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Starting a Business: Planning for Success (Ellsworth)

November 13 @ 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

Part 1 of a three-part workshop series. See also "Know Your Market" on Nov. 15, and "Resources for Growing Your Business" on Nov. 17.

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Cooking for Crowds, Falmouth

November 14 @ 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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Starting a Business: Know Your Market (Ellsworth)

November 15 @ 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

Part 2 of a three-part workshop series. See also "Resources for Growing Your Business" on Nov. 17.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training, Presque Isle

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hampton Inn by Hilton, 768 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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The course will provide a foundation of farm food safety best practices and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of: Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm Parts…

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