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March 2021

Compost Webinar Series: Is Carcass Composting The Right Decision? (online)

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$10 – $25

Dr. Krishona Martinson, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota. Dr. Martinson’s team conducted a national survey of equine owners and veterinarians about equine carcass composting. The results are eye-opening.

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Cooking with the Maine Harvest: March 2021 — Using Home Canned Foods in Cooking (online)

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Preparing for Food Preservation Season: Using Home Canned Foods in Cooking Discuss ways to use home canned foods in meals. Demonstrate recipes using home canned food. Have your questions answered.    

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Winter Gardening Series: Protecting Fruit Trees from Insects and Diseases (webinar)

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Worms on the inside, holes and ooze on the outside, leaves curling, spotted and falling off — these are just some of the telltale signs that insects and diseases are harming your fruit trees. Spoiled fruit and reduced yields are likely, and your tree’s health could be in jeopardy too. Unfortunately, there isn’t one practice or one spray that can protect your trees, but few have more experience and expertise in thwarting pests than UNH Extension’s George Hamilton and UMaine…

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

March 25 @ 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: Composting Hemp Residual (online)

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$10 – $25

Mark King, Environmental Specialist Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Maine Compost Team. Mr. King will discuss observations from a recent pilot compost project and regulations for compost operations.

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April 2021

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (online)

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on April 2, 2021 at 8:30 am

$20.00

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Online/Virtual, April 1and 2 (Two separate mornings back-to-back.) 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. Includes training manual, Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)/Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) course completion certificate.

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

April 1 @ 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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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (online)

April 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 2, 2021 at 8:30 am

$20.00

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Online/Virtual, April 1and 2 (Two separate mornings back-to-back.) 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. Includes training manual, Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)/Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) course completion certificate.

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Virtual Acadia National Park Tour

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

An Acadia National Park Ranger will provide an overview of the park, teach us about the natural resources and habitats preserved there, and answer our questions about this stunning national treasure. From its rocky shore to the highest mountains along the Atlantic sea, this is a must-see presentation about a unique and well-loved piece of our Maine coast. To register, visit the website.

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Virtual Native Seed Planting Workshop

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join 4-H for a Virtual Native Seed Planting Workshop on April 13th at 4:30 p.m. One of UMaine Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers will be teaching youth about the importance of flowers native to Maine and their relationship with our pollinators. Youth will then be guided through the process of planting their own native seeds*. This program is open to youth ages 10-18. A zoom link will be provided upon registration. *Please note, by registering for this event youth are expected…

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