2013-2014 New England Small Fruit Management Guide
Copies of the 2013-2014 New England Small Fruit Management Guide are now available at Highmoor Farm. Cost of the guide is $10.00 plus $2.53 postage for a total of $12.53. Copies of the 2012-2013 New England Vegetable Management Guide with color pictures of the important pests and diseases are also available at Highmoor Farm. Cost of the guide is $25.00 plus $3.43 postage for a total of $28.43.
To order the guides, please send your check made payable to UMaine Cooperative Extension mailed to: Highmoor Farm, P.O. Box 179, Monmouth, Maine 04259, atten. Pam St. Peter. For more information, contact Pam St. Peter at 933.2100 or email@example.com.
Members of the Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association (MVSFGA) or the New England Vegetable & Berry Growers Association receive free copies of the guides. For MVSFGA membership information, contact Bill Jordan at 799.1040.
Poultry Webinars Upcoming and Archived from eXtension
View free webinars on small and backyard flocks from eXtension!
- Predator management with small and backyard poultry flocks (August 22, 2013; 7 PM Eastern)
- Starting a county poultry show (September 26, 2013; 7 PM Eastern)
Wednesday, June 19, 5:00 p.m. at UMaine Extension Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Stillwater
Thursday, June 20, 5:00 p.m. at Crystal Spring Farm, 277 Pleasant Hill Road, Brunswick
This workshop will offer ecological and cultural approaches to weed management with experts from MOFGA and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. It will also feature a primer on weed control using the various forms of cultivation equipment available to vegetable growers.
All are welcome to stay for a potluck supper and discussion. Bring a dish to share and a place setting. For questions or more information contact MOFGA or call 207-568-4142.
IRS Small Business Week – Free Webinars
Get All the Tax Benefits You Deserve
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. EDT
Learn about business expenses and deductions in this free webinar sponsored by the IRS Small Business/Self-employed Division. Broadcasts will include live Q&A sessions. Topics will include:
- What is a business depreciation deduction?
- Find out which business tax credits are available for your business
- Get the latest facts about the American Taxpayer Relief Act
- What are the qualifications for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
Click on the following link to register:
Avoiding the Top Tax Mistakes that Small Businesses Make
Thursday, June 20, 2013
2:00 p.m. EDT
Topics in this webinar will include:
- Tips to avoid common mistakes with your business taxes
- Good record-keeping strategies
- What is reportable income
- How to carefully choose a tax preparer
- Helpful Tax Information Resources
Click on the following link to register:
Saturday, June 22, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth ME
$30 / person or $25 for MPGA members
Learn how to build a poultry travel cage, and hear the latest on poultry health, at a workshop sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Poultry Growers Association (MPGA). Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner, UMaine Extension veterinarian, will discuss poultry health with workshop participants.
Pre-registration is required by June 17, and limited to 20 participants. Register online, or contact UMaine Extension in Cumberland County by calling 207-781-6099 for more information or to request a disability accommodation.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
5:00-7:45p.m. (4:30 p.m. registration)
Rogers Farm Forage and Crops Research Facility
Bennoch Road/Rte 16, Stillwater, ME
Learn about crop options for new grain markets, managing weeds, green manure or forage techniques, winter wheat varieties, planting dates and rates, and more.
- No pre-registration required
- Refreshments will be provided
- 2.5 Certified Crop Advisor and 1 Pesticide credits have been requested
For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Ellen Mallory or call 207-581-2942.
June 27, 2013
2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT
This USDA webinar is designed for fruit and vegetable growers, processors and distributors of all sizes. The webinar is free and available to anyone with Internet access.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Visit the USDA’s website to register.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office
57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle ME
Free – but pre-registration is required for the meal
Please join us and learn more about:
- Markets for organic feed and food grains
- Crop options and production basics for organic grain markets – field peas, barley, wheat, soybeans, oats, spelt, triticale
- Managing weeds in organic small grains, field peas, and soybeans
- Underseeding clovers, ryegrasses, and mixes in barley for green manure or forage
- Organic grain production examples from Prince Edward Island
BBQ will follow the field tour. Pre-register by July 5 with Meghan Dill or call 207-581-3878.
2 Certified Crop Advisor credits and 1 Pesticide credits will be offered .
For questions regarding the field day, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Ellen Mallory or call 207-581-2942.
Co-sponsored by UMaine Extension, Organic Valley, and Maine Organic Milling (MOM).
Risk Analysis, HACCP and Creating a Culture of Food Safety
October 25, 2013 Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce
415 Lisbon Street, Lewiston MEourse fee: $125 if pre-registered (up to 5 days prior to course start) or
$145 at the door
This one day course will cover how to analyze food safety risks and food safety hazards. You will learn about HACCP plans v. risk-based plans, and how to use the best of both to create a culture of food safety at your company. Please note that courses are capped at 25 participants and fill up quickly. Register online or call 908-907-7798.