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May 2018

Large Animal Carcass Management Training (Highmoor Farm)

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until May 23, 2018

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
$575

The Maine Compost Team is offering a large animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process. Note: Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches, and course materials. This course runs for three days, Monday–Wednesday, May 21–23.

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Farm Tractor Safety Course (Cumberland County)

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

One event on June 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

$20

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.

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Pricing Your Products and Services for Profit (Machias)

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington County Community College, 28 Center Street
Machias, ME 04654 United States
Free

A free half-day workshop designed to help small business owners develop profitable pricing strategies for their products and services.

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June 2018

Create an Insect Hotel (Falmouth)

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Maine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$15

Insect hotels provide safe areas for insects to hibernate during the winter. They are created with found or upcycled materials and consist of rooms designed to meet a variety of insect habitats. The Director of Earth Walkers, Amy Witt, will lead the group in designing and creating small scale insect hotels.

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Farm Tractor Safety Course (Cumberland County)

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

One event on June 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

$20

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.

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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, 2018

One event on June 8, 2018 at 8:00am

Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5798 United States

Upon completion of this 20-hour (2.5 days) course, the trainee will become a FDA-recognized “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). Cost: $250.00 per person (Maine businesses), $500 (out-of-state). Price includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, PCHF Textbook and Participant Workbook, and individually numbered certificate from the Preventive Controls Alliance and the Association of Food and Drug Officials. This training runs for two and a half days: Wednesday and Thursday, June 6–7, 8 a.m.–5 p.m and Friday, June 8, 8 a.m.–noon.

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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, 2018

One event on June 8, 2018 at 8:00am

Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5798 United States

Upon completion of this 20-hour (2.5 days) course, the trainee will become a FDA-recognized “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). Cost: $250.00 per person (Maine businesses), $500 (out-of-state). Price includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, PCHF Textbook and Participant Workbook, and individually numbered certificate from the Preventive Controls Alliance and the Association of Food and Drug Officials. This training runs for two and a half days: Wednesday and Thursday, June 6–7, 8 a.m.–5 p.m and Friday, June 8, 8 a.m.–noon.

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Dining with Diabetes Down East (Ellsworth)

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
Free

This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Dining with Diabetes Down East makes diabetes meal planning easy by using the plate method. For…

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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, 2018

One event on June 8, 2018 at 8:00am

Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5798 United States

Upon completion of this 20-hour (2.5 days) course, the trainee will become a FDA-recognized “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). Cost: $250.00 per person (Maine businesses), $500 (out-of-state). Price includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, PCHF Textbook and Participant Workbook, and individually numbered certificate from the Preventive Controls Alliance and the Association of Food and Drug Officials. This training runs for two and a half days: Wednesday and Thursday, June 6–7, 8 a.m.–5 p.m and Friday, June 8, 8 a.m.–noon.

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Oxford County 4-H June Jamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic (Fryeburg)

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 12:00 pm
Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037 United States
$20

Workshops are designed for youth working in the project areas of sheep, swine, working steer, and horse. Rabies vaccines will be available. There is a $20 registration fee. Camper space is available and meals will be provided starting with breakfast Saturday morning through lunch on Sunday. Check-in begins Friday evening after 5 p.m.

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Fruit Trees: Planting Techniques and Early Care

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$25

Fruit trees can be attractive and valuable to home gardeners who not only want to save money by producing more of their own food, but who also want to enjoy many more fruit varieties than are generally found at the grocery store. By picking your fruit when it is ripe, you can enjoy the full flavor that only fruit from your own trees can offer. In this class, the instructor will explain and demonstrate how to plant fruit trees and…

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Canceled: Maine Meat Cutting School (Gardiner)

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 14, 2018

Central Maine Meats, 563 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
$200

With regret it is announced that this course has been canceled.  

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Canceled: Maine Meat Cutting School (Gardiner)

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 14, 2018

Central Maine Meats, 563 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
$200

With regret it is announced that this course has been canceled.  

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Canceled: Maine Meat Cutting School (Gardiner)

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 14, 2018

Central Maine Meats, 563 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
$200

With regret it is announced that this course has been canceled.  

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Smoked Chicken Seminar (Falmouth)

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States

In this seminar, Dr. Knight will demonstrate how to prepare whole chickens to make delicious smoked barbeque chicken using a charcoal smoker. Kathy Savoie, a registered dietician and Extension educator for nutrition and food safety, will discuss safety and hygiene related to handling raw and cooked chicken.

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Canceled: Maine Meat Cutting School (Gardiner)

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 14, 2018

Central Maine Meats, 563 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345 United States
$200

With regret it is announced that this course has been canceled.  

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Dining with Diabetes Down East (Ellsworth)

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
Free

This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Dining with Diabetes Down East makes diabetes meal planning easy by using the plate method. For…

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Piscataquis County 4-H Bake Sale (Dover-Foxcroft)

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tractor Supply Company, 1073 West Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States

Homemade cakes, pies, cookies and gluten-free brownies will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting programs and projects for Piscataquis County 4-H members.

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Franklin County 4-H Fair and Auction (Farmington)

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Farmington Fairgrounds, Starbird Building, 292 High Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Free

The 4-H Fair is an annual event that celebrates the 4-H philosophy of “learn by doing,” with hands-on workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions led by 4-H members and volunteers. Maine 4-H is the youth development program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Children ages 5–8 must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the workshops. Entries for all contests will be accepted from 8–10 a.m. The auction will begin at 7 p.m., with a preview of items starting at 6 p.m. All proceeds support…

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2018 Maine Compost School

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on June 22, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on January 1, 1970 at 8:00am

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

The Maine Compost School is the nation’s longest continually running compost education program. Session are offered June 18–22 and Oct. 15–19, 2018, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except Fridays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.) Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches on Monday through Friday, assorted publications, a composting video series, and field trip. To register for either June or September school online, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/2018-maine-compost-school/.

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