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Celebrating 100 Years!
Governor LePages’ Proclamation: 4-H Day In Maine
Governor LePage has declared February 26, 2013 as University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Day in Maine. This is in recognition of Maine 4-H 100th year celebration. This date coincides with our UMaine Cooperative Extension annual hall of flags event. 4-H youth will also be at the state house serving as pages.
Watch for more information to come on how Maine 4-H will be celebrating.
So You Want to Farm in Maine is a farm business course for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby into a profitable business. This course will be offered in eight (8) evening webinars, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., starting Thursday, March 7. Classes will be held on the Internet, live and with an archived version that will be available shortly after the live session.
Topics will include selecting and evaluating a farm enterprise, writing a business plan, record keeping, market research, and much more. The webinar is free. Course texts can be purchased from the UMaine Extension Publications Store.
Needed! Four or five volunteers who have an interest in science and who are willing to share science activities with their 4-H club members, after school sites, local schools or community groups.
Ideally, Maine 4-H Science Volunteers will provide one or two science activities in a calendar year based on how much time you can comfortably give as a volunteer. So – an activity might be a one time short-term activity – 45 minutes to an hour, or even a weekly or a monthly science club.
Volunteers have organized Family Science Events, National Youth Science Day Experiments and traveled with youth to participate in fun Engineering Program activities at the University of Maine. There is flexibility here!
For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension 4-H Program.
Thank you for your consideration volunteering for our Maine 4-H Science Program.
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