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New Farmer Workshop Series Announced
January 11, 2012
Contact: Jane Heikkinen
LEWISTON—In response to the educational needs of new farmers, a group of agencies have joined forces to develop a comprehensive workshop series to be held every Tuesday beginning January 31 and ending March 13, 2012. In case of a storm event requiring a cancellation, the workshop will be held the next day at the same time. A new farmer is considered as one in the farming business less than 10 years or hasn't started yet. Partial funding for this endeavor has been provided from the Conservation Technical Assistance funding pool by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
There will be 7 (seven) workshops. Registering for all seven will cost $50 with a maximum of 2 per farm allowed to attend for this fee. The cost is $15 per person for those interested in attending a full day workshop. The cost is $10 per person for those interested in attending an evening workshop. The New Farmer Workshop Flyer and registration form are available at http://www.androscogginswcd.net/. On the home page, under the pictures, click on the link to New Famer Workshop Series.
Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation is partnering with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Department of Agriculture and Maine Department of Conservation. All partners are equal opportunity employers and program providers. In addition to resource specialists from government agencies, local farmers, organizations and business representatives will participate in the workshops. Special benefits for workshop attendees will include credits or a certification exam offered where possible, coffee break refreshments, lunch at two of the full day workshops, on-site full day workshop at a local farm will be held on the last day, a resource notebook for those registering for all seven workshops, question and answer sessions and opportunities to network.
It is important to secure your seat and resource information by registering as early as possible. Registrations must be received by January 10, 2012. Pre-registration is required. If you have any special needs in order to attend please contact Jane Heikkinen at 207-753-9400, ext 400, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact for more information: Jane Heikkinen, 207-753-9400, ext 400, email@example.com.
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