There’s still room in our intermediate beekeeping course in January 2014.
Master Beekeepers Jack Hildreth and Erin MacGregor-Forbes will instruct an intermediate level beekeeping course titled Apiary Management at USM in Portland consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., from Jan. 8, 2014 to Feb. 12, 2014. The $130 per-person fee includes a textbook; a $180 fee covers two family members and a textbook to share. The intermediate level beekeeping course is designed for beekeepers that have more than two years of beekeeping experience and / or currently manage 2 or more hives.
To register online: http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture/beekeeping-2013-2014/
Image Description: Bees on honeycomb
If you are a sheep or goat producer and would like to gain the skills and knowledge to fight the barber pole worm (Haemonchus contorutus) in your sheep and goats, then the one day FAMACHA workshop is for you. You will learn how to use the blood color of the capillaries around the eye of the sheep or goat to determine the degree of infection. The barber pole worm is a blood sucking internal parasite that is a common cause of death and poor-doing in small ruminants.
The workshops will be presented by Dr. Thomas Settlemire & Dr. Richard Brzozowski. Participants will receive an information packet, record sheets and a FAMACHA card.
There will be three separate dates to choose from:
10 AM-12 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Northeast Livestock Expo (NELE) on the Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine
11 AM-1 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Maine Fiber Frolic on the Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine
11 AM-1 PM, Saturday, June 15, 2013, at MOFGA Farm & Homestead Day, Unity, Maine
Cost PER FARM: $20.00
For more information go to: http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/2013-famacha-workshops/
Image Description: Sheep in barn
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Homemaker Group displays at the Cumberland Fair Exhibit Hall featured topics learned throughout the year at statewide meetings and other learning opportunities.
3 of our 6 Cumberland County Extension Homemaker Groups entered Cumberland Fair Exhibit Hall Community Displays. The award winners are:
Gray Extension Homemakers group took 1st place with this display.
The Windham White Rock Extension Group took 2nd place.
North Yarmouth Extension Group took 3rd place:
If you are interested in joining a local group or starting a new group, please call (207)-781-6099 or go to: http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/cc-extension-homemakers/
Preserving the Harvest─A Hands On Food Preservation Workshop
Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables?
Kate McCarty, Program Aide, Food Preservation and other Master Food Preservers of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will teach you the basic steps for canning and freezing.
Summer 2012 Preserving Workshops – Hot Water Bath Method
Pricing various with location. ($10 scholarship available) Contact number listed for registration information.
Preserving the Harvest June/July 2012 Schedule:
|June 2||Wells High School—Wells||9:00AM-12:00PM||$15||207-646-4565|
|June 26||UMaine Regional Learning Center—Falmouth||5:30-8:30PM||$10||207-781-6099|
|July 10||UMaine Regional Learning Center—Falmouth||5:30-8:30PM||$10||207-781-6099|
|July 24||UMaine Cooperative Extension—South Paris||5:30-8:30PM||$10||207-743-6329|
|July 31||UMaine Regional Learning Center—Falmouth||5:30-8:30PM||$10||207-781-6099|
|More workshops are added during the growing season.|
Here is the link: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/