2018 Events Calendar

YCFN member events and other events of interest to members

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this listing, but we recommend that you contact the individuals shown or visit the website for each event to confirm dates, times, etc.

YCFN Meeting Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

Please contact Frank or the Extension office admin. between 8:00am and 4:30pm at 207-324-2814 or email elizabeth.clock@maine.edu  extension.york@maine.edu or, check News Center Maine (WCSH 6) Cancellations

December 18, 2018 Could High Efficiency Hydrogen Technology Boost Agriculture in Maine?

When: Potluck 5:30 PM, Talk at 6:15 PM

Where: Downs Conference Room, 15 Oak St. Springvale, ME 04083



 Craig Cunningham one of the Founders of Maine Manufacturing Partners LLC, Biddeford, Maine is working on research and development of high efficiency hydrogen technology in Maine. He and his partners will present an interesting overview of this emerging energy technology and its potential to meet Maine agricultural energy needs.

NxLevel Tilling the Soil Opportunity Course

Sessions: December 12, January 16, January 23, February 6, February 13, February 27 

Where:  Kennebec Valley Community College - Farm Center in Hinckley, Maine

Cost: $275 per Farm for all 6 sessions or $50 per Session


The instructor, Jed Beach of FarmSmart Business Services, has designed this course for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Maine Farms for the Future Program. The course is certified to provide Farm Service Agency (FSA) Borrower Training Credit. In the six sessions you will learn and discuss :  Update your business goals - compare where you are now with where you want to be, Determine which crops are helping or hindering your goals, Evaluate existing & potential markets, Improve your time & people management skills, Create production and marketing plans that meet your goals, Evaluate potential financing opportunities and identify your best options, Write your new business plan - then make it a reality! Click here to learn more!

Maine Ag Trades Show
Maine Ag Trades Show

2019 Maine Ag Trades Show 

When: January 14-17, 2019

   It'll be here before you know it, the Ag Trades Show, January 14 - 17, 2019 in Augusta. The State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show takes place every January and serves as a source for agricultural resources and products. Producers and consumers alike visit this three day show to take stock of current programs, new technologies and to gather information on the agriculture industry. This show is sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and provides promotion opportunities for businesses and organizations on the trade show floor, but also houses various lectures, certification courses and annual meetings throughout its duration. The event has activities geared towards promoting industry collaboration and progress. For more information please go to: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/market_promotion/ag_trade_show.shtml

How SCORE Mentors’ Farmers and Rural Entrepreneurs

January 23, 2018 

When: Potluck 5:30 PM, Talk at 6:15 PM

Where: Downs Conference Room, 15 Oak St. Springvale, ME 04083


Allyn Lamb will describe what SCORE does, their new focus on agriculture, and how they are already mentoring farmers and rural entrepreneurs in Maine.

Flowering in the North Conference

January 29 & 30, 2019 

Location: Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Cost: $150 per person

Registration: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/flowering-in-the-north-conference/

Main Conference Session Topics: 

Organic Certification for Flowers, On-Farm Communication & Strategies, Harvest & Post Harvest Efficiency, Planning your Planting Season, Nutrient & Water Management Strategies, Costs and Value: Pricing & Marketing Flowers, Field Spring Crops, Hoophouse Crops, Dahlias, Woody Crops and more!

For more information : https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/flowering-in-the-north-conference/

Please Note Our New Mailing Address:

York County Extension Association (YCEA)
York County Extension Office
15 Oak Street, Suite 302
Springvale, ME 04083


In Maine Phone: 800-287-1535

Local Phone: 207-324-2814

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