Copies of the 2014-2015 New England Vegetable Management Guide, along with the 2014 Northeast Vegetable & Strawberry Pest Identification Guide, are now available and sold as one unit for $25.00 plus $3.65 postage. To order the guides, please send your check made payable to “UMaine Cooperative Extension” to Pam St. Peter, Highmoor Farm, P.O. Box 179, Monmouth, Maine 04259.
The guide has been extensively revised and updated. We recommend all earlier editions of the guide be discarded, in favor of this latest edition.
For more information, contact Pam St. Peter or call 207.933.2100.
Workshop series beginning Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Meets weekly 5:45 – 9:00 p.m. through Weds., Mar. 26
Androscoggin Valley Soil & Water Conservation District,
254 Goddard Road, Lewiston, ME 04240
Full 5-session registration $50/person or $15/individual session
Priority Series Registration Deadline February 24, 2014
Join with other new and experienced farmers, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educators, and other agricultural professionals to share strategies for successful farming. Topics include crop, nutrient and pest management; irrigation, and transition to organic production. This series includes four evening sessions and one full-day session in May. Full details, including how to register, are available online. Contact Jane Heikkinen, 207.753.9400 x 400, with any questions or to request a disability accommodation.
Sponsored by Androscoggin Valley Soil & Water Conservation District, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services ; and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. All sponsors are equal opportunity employers.
Monday, March 10, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Seasons Conference Center
155 Riverside Street, Portland, Maine 04103
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bangor Motor Inn Conference Center
701 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401
207.947.0355 or 1.800.244.0355
Cost for the day is $35 and includes lunch. Please register online by February 21. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Mark Hutchinson at 207.832.0343 or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD).
Participants may receive two Pesticide Applicator recertification credits, and Certified Crop Advisors may earn five recertification credits. More information is available on the UMaine Extension Highmoor Farm website.
Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Wiswell Farm, Orrington Maine
Registration fee: $15 (includes lunch)
Pesticide recertification credits: 4
We’ve included lots of hands-on activities. This is a chance to really get to know insect pests and biocontrol agents! You’ll have a chance to:
If you’re already practicing biocontrol, this is a great chance to improve your system by asking the experts those little questions that you never have time to look up. And if you’re just starting with biocontrols, this workshop will help you get started.
Space is limited; register today!
Tuesday, March 18, 9-11:30 a.m.
Friday, March 21, 9-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 10, 1-3:30 p.m.
Eastside Office Complex, Deering Building,
Room 319, 90 Blossom Lane, Augusta, Maine
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will offer three free clinics to help interested farmers confirm their eligibility, and practice applying, for the Maine Farms for the Future Business Planning Grant due out in mid-September. Space is limited to 15 participants per clinic.
Please call Kimbalie Lawrence at 207.287.3491 to reserve your place at the table, or to request a disability accommodation, and get a jump on your application.
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