Anna Saar, who coordinates the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Senior Companion Program for Oxford, Androscoggin and Franklin counties, spoke with the Sun Journal about the program and her upcoming talk in Otisfield. Saar is scheduled to speak February 6, 2014 at a presentation hosted by the Otisfield Social Outreach Committee for residents interested in helping their elderly homebound neighbors stay independent. She said the need for volunteers is great, and the visits require nothing more than companionship.
Dave Fuller recently spoke with Tom Saviello on the Mt. Blue TV Talkin’ Maine program. Dave spoke about his programming areas at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension office: agriculture, home horticulture and non-timber forest products.
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The Daily Bulldog reported that State Senator Tom Saviello presented a legislative congratulations to 4-H representatives Lois King and Judy Smith of the Franklin County 4-H Club at a 100th year of 4-H in Maine celebration on Sunday, Nov. 24. 4-H is a program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
The Daily Bulldog of Franklin County previewed the upcoming annual business meeting and public supper of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Franklin County Extension Association. The event will be held Thursday, October 24 at the Farmington Grange in West Farmington.
Farmington, ME—The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Franklin County Extension Association will be holding their Annual Business Meeting and Public Supper on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Farmington Grange (124 Bridge Street) in West Farmington from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The highlight of the evening will be special guest David Cook, author of Over the Gravel Bar: Native Canoe Routes in Maine, who will give a talk about his book.
The public supper starts at 6:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person. Reservations are required for the supper, which will consist of a delicious shepherd’s pie (vegetarian option available), tossed salad, rolls, and a dessert of gingerbread with whipped cream. The reservation deadline is October 16th, 2013.
This event is open to the public, as the University of Maine Cooperative Extension serves all of the citizens of Maine through their agricultural, home gardening, and 4-H programs, to name just a few.
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Judy Smith, community outreach assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Franklin County, spoke with the Sun Journal for an article about a 4-H photo display at the Farmington Fair. Smith said the display is one of several ways 4-H leaders have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of 10 active clubs in Franklin County. She also said she hopes people will identify themselves or others in the photos.
The Daily Bulldog reported on Franklin County 4-H Camp’s celebration of 100 years of 4-H in Maine. The 4-H program is part of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
UMaine Cooperative Extension Offering Canning Workshops
Farmington, ME—University of Maine Cooperative Extension has announced that 2 Canning / Freezing Workshops will be held on Wednesday July 17th at the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office in Franklin County, 138 Pleasant Street, Suite 1, Farmington, 04938. The first workshop will begin at 12:00pm and end at 3:00pm and the second workshop will begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm. Registration is $15 and must be paid in advance.
The minimum number needed to hold the class is 8 and the maximum per class is 15.
In this course you will learn the basics behind home food preservation and food safety. The course will consist of insight into how canning and freezing function as preservation methods. This is a hands-on workshop where attendees will be canning mixed berry jam. Please bring a pot holder with you to the workshop.
Registration fees must be paid in full prior to the class.
UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals. To provide adequate time to respond to your request please provide as much notice as possible.
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