Maine Vegetable and Fruit School in Portland and Bangor

Farmers will have two chances to attend the annual Maine Vegetable and Fruit School in Portland on March 25, and in Bangor on March 26.

The school, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., will be held at Seasons Event and Conference Center in Portland and the Bangor Motor Inn Conference Center in Bangor.

Offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association, presenters include UMaine Extension staff and industry experts. Topics include a legislative update, brown-tail moth management, maximizing farm operations with value-added products, managing root diseases, integrated pest management for high tunnels, improving record keeping, and paper mulch trials at Highmoor Farm.

The fee is $45 per person, $55 if registered after March 8, and includes lunch; online registration is required by March 13. Recertification credits are available for pesticide applicators and certified crop advisers.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Mark Hutchinson, 207.832.0343; More information also is online.