2017 Cheese, Brews & Bread

Wesserunsett Arts Council announces this year’s Cheese, Bread & Beer festival.
When: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Where: Bigelow Brewing Co., Skowhegan, ME
Time: 12p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more info on this event, visit  www.wesarts.org festival page. To learn about becoming a vendor, see this page.

“The Wesserunsett Arts Council (WAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit representing a good scope of Somerset County arts and cultural leaders. As we develop our cultural plan, we will add more cultural leaders from other towns within Somerset County. “


ACS Response to Listeria Outbreak in NY State

The American Cheese Society has written a letter to the editor in response to an article published on March 10th that detailed an outbreak of Listeria illnesses linked to cheeses made at Vuelto Cheese in Walton, New York. Unfortunately the outbreak has already been linked to two deaths.

The ACS has also just released an issue of their regular member newsletter The Traditional Cheese Advocate that details the resources they have developed for member cheesemakers around the issues in food safety and raw milk cheese production.


FREE Quickbooks Classes for Farm Accounting

Introduction to Farm Accounting with QuickBooks Pro Workshop

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
UMaine Regional Learning Center
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Venue Phone: 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine)
Registration Cost: Free

Preregistration is required. Class is limited to 15. Please contact Pam St. Peter at pamela.stpeter@maine.edu or 207.933.2100 to register or request a disability accommodation.

This free workshop is for farmers who are first-time users or have less than a year’s experience with QuickBooks. The presenters, QuickBooks ProAdvisors from Austin Associates, will demonstrate how to record farm business transactions, generate reports for measuring financial performance, and provide an example of how QuickBooks is used on a Maine vegetable farm. Participants may bring a laptop but it is not required.

The workshop is sponsored by the UMaine Cooperative Extension Crop Insurance Education Program.

Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a QuickBooks Pro™ subscription.

For more information about the workshop or the UMaine Cooperative Extension Crop Insurance Education Program, contact Erin Roche at erin.roche@maine.edu or 207.949.2490, or visit their website.