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February 2021

Rats And Other Vermin Control On The Farm (online)

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When wildlife invades livestock facilities and grain storage, they can cause major losses. Rats, mice and other rodents can infest grain and livestock feed and make it unsellable and unusable as feed. Wildlife such as raccoons, foxes and weasels can invade poultry houses and kill and maim birds. Pastured animals are subject to predation by a number of wildlife species. Learning how to reduce wildlife losses on the farm to feed, grain and livestock mortalities with recommended practices will help…

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Cooking with the Maine Harvest-Reducing Food Waste in Your Home Kitchen (online)

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

Uneaten leftovers, improper food storage, and a lack of planning can all contribute to waste food in our home kitchens. This webinar will discuss the ways food waste occurs at home and ways to avoid it. Special guest Master Food Preserver Volunteer Anna Hewitt will demonstrate several clever and easy techniques for reducing wasted food in your home kitchen.

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

February 24 @ 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: Edible Landscaping (webinar)

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

Eat your yard. It’s time to blur the lines between vegetable garden and perennial garden. In fact, historically gardens have incorporated both aesthetics and functionality. Join us for this fun discussion on how to integrate edibles into your space, as both the focus and the supporting structures of your landscape. Learn about various edible plants including shrubs, perennials, vines, bulbs and annuals, and how to maximize the space for both food production and beauty. Click here to register. Sponsored by…

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Educational Update for the Agricultural Industry (online)

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5.00

Dr. Gary Secor, North Dakota State University, will speak on Closing the Gap. Dr. Secor will discuss how managing potato diseases can close the gap between what we produce and what is possible to produce. Dr. Robert Larkin, UDSA-ARS, Orono will give a presentation on Incorporating Disease-Suppressive Rotation Crops into Potato Cropping Systems and general soil health. One MBPC recertification credit has been approved for this meeting. In order to receive the MBPC credit, a 15-question test will have to…

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

February 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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Intermediate Beekeeping: Apiary Management Webinar Series (online)

February 25 @ 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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4-H Passport Around the World Virtual SPIN Club (online)

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2021

One event on January 30, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on February 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 9:30 am

Join Maine 4-H and Greenheart Exchange as we travel around the world virtually, and meet other teens from across the globe. Meetings will include a brief presentation from a Greenheart Exchange student, an activity and Q&A. Open to all youth 12–18. A minimal supply list will be provided. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30–10:30 a.m. Schedule (subject to change: check back for the most up-to-date information) Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. —…

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March 2021

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

March 3 @ 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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Intermediate Beekeeping: Apiary Management Webinar Series (online)

March 4 @ 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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