2020 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


York County Farmers Network and Cumberland County Farmers Breakfast:

Soil Health Followed by a Potential Expanded Farmers Network Discussion


When: Tuesday March 31, 2020, 8:00 – 10:00 AM. 

Location: First Light Restaurant. 183 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

Meeting Description: 


Join the York County Farmers Network (YCFN) for breakfast and conversation on March 31st from 8:00 - 10:00 am at First Light Restaurant in Scarborough. The YCFN is interested in discussing the expansion of the network to include farmers from Cumberland County. At this meeting we will hear about the latest products and services available from Casella Organics, and will use a new tool to benchmark your soil health practices. We will be discussing the value of the Farmers Network and future Network meeting topics that would be of value to you. And, of course, there will be plenty of time for socializing with other farmers from your area. 

Potential Agenda: 

• 8:00 - 8:15 Arrival

• 8:15 - 8:30 Soil Amendments for Soil Health (Gene Baker – Casella Organics)

• 8:30 - 8:45 Setting Your Soil Health “Grade” (Jason Lilley -- UMaine Extension)

• 8:45 - 9:00 Update on current and future status of YCFN 

o Input from participants on leadership and potential expansion of the group.

• 9:00 - 9:30 Ideas for future meeting topics, locations, and times. 

• 9:30 - 10:00 Social time


MUST RSVP to Rebecca Gray, rebecca.gray@maine.edu

Please fill out this quick survey to help us determine the interest in a joint York and Cumberland County Farmers Network. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX3tHCF3g6RUfDVx5VLD9vtQVkkgUnanww5IMzBFsdJmvDRg/viewform?usp=sf_link



 Women’s Chainsaw Safety course

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm


Register today! Participation is limited to 15 students.

Location: USDA Forest Service office, 2281 Alfred Rd, Lyman, Maine.
Cost: $150 (scholarships available from Women of the Maine Outdoors). Lodging and meals not included.
Food: Please bring all the food and water you will need.
Lodging: On your own.

Event flyer to share

This two-day chainsaw safety course is designed for women. Most participants will have little or no experience with a chainsaw, though this course is also an effective refresher for more experienced individuals who have developed some bad habits with a saw. This is the gateway course to learning more advanced practices.

The focus of this course is overwhelmingly on safety: safe posture, safe practices, safe clothing, safe habits. The first session will be mostly indoors as the leaders provide some basic information about chainsaws, maintenance, and safety clothing, introduce participants to good practices, and provide relevant background material. Attendees will have time in the afternoon to visit a local saw shop to obtain any safety equipment they may need. The second day (8:00-4:00) is intended to be a full day of practice and application.

Through these workshops, we aim to create a women-focused learning environment that empowers women to steward your land. All who self-identify as female are welcome.

Registered participants will receive a letter with more detail on personal protective equipment needed and what to expect at the workshop.

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

email the YCFN office

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