Calendar of Events

Please check back often for updated information. 

September, 2016

Teach a Kid to Fish Event

September 3 through September 5 , Dedham ME
SPECIAL TEACH A KID TO FISH EVENT Three sessions each day September 3, 4, 5. Sessions are at 12-2 pm • 2-4 pm • 4-6 pm Must Preregister.

2016 Conservation Farm Tour

September 10 , Waldoboro Maine

Register now and join us on Saturday, September 10th for a day of fun & learning!

*Travel on a luxury, climate-controlled, passenger coach from Northeast Charter and Tour Co, winner of the 2014 Green Highway award.

*Enjoy homemade goodies, a delicious picnic lunch, & afternoon snack.

*Learn about local farms, ecology, & conservation practices.

Only $45 dollars per person. Includes travel from central location, morning coffee, lunch, & snacks!

Free Renewable Energy Workshop for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses

September 12 , Unity Maine

Join us for a workshop on Monday, September 12th from 3-5 p.m. at the Unity Food Hub to learn how to access USDA Rural Development guaranteed loan or competitive grant funds for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects.

Hops Twilight Meeting

September 14 , Gorham Maine

Hops Twilight Meeting: Are you interested in growing hops? There has been lots of talk about the potential for this crop in Maine. Come join us at the Hop Yard in Gorham, Maine on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Grower Ryan Houghton will tour us through the planting and discuss his experience in starting a commercial hops planting. David Handley and Jim Dill from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will also be on hand to discuss growing practices and pest problems. Hold the date! More details are coming soon.

Sincerely, David T. Handley Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist Highmoor Farm Pest Management Office P.O. Box 179 491 College Avenue Monmouth, ME 04259 Orono, ME 04473 207.933.2100 1.800.287.0279

Enrollment period ends for Farm Service Agency's Margin Protection Program

September 30 , Bangor Maine

Dairy Producers Can Enroll Today to Protect Milk Production Margins Contact:Mary Anne Coffin, 207-990-9140

Forage Production Sales Closing Date

September 30

September 30 is the last day to purchase crop insurance on forage production for the 2017 crop year.

October, 2016

Weaving & Fiber Retreat 2016

October 8 through October 10 , Turner ME
Three Day Fiber Retreat with an emphasis on weaving Friday, Saturday & Sunday Fiber Day Classes Learn to: Spin, Knit, Felt, Make Soap ..... Evening Fiber Artist Gatherings Fiber on the Porch Demonstrations Join us for a weeked of fiber- lled fun, enjoy the compay of fellow fiber enthusiasts in the picturesque town of Turner, ME. You will learn the art of weaving from start to finish; leaving with a piece that you have created. There will also be time to try your hands at other fiber related arts such as spinning, dyeing, wet and needle felting, crocheting and knitting.

November, 2016

Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Pilot, Rainfall Index Deadline

November 15

November 15, 2016 is the sales closing date for the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Pilot Insurance Program.

May, 2017

North East Livestock Exposition

May 19, 2017 through May 21, 2017 , Windsor ME

NELE is a great event for the whole family!! IBGA Boer Goat show, Poster Contest, Feeder Calf Sale, Wool Pool, Equine Clinics, Rabbit Show, Youth Cook Off, Beef-Sheep-Alpaca Displays, Shows & Sales, Educational Programs, Commercial Trade Show, Boer Goat Consignment Sale. Demonstrations and Exhibits.

Don't forget to sign up for Youth Events.