An article about high tunnel gardening techniques in Maine by University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty members Caragh Fitzgerald in the Kennebec County office and Mark Hutton of the Highmoor Farm office in Monmouth appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the NACAA (National Association of County Agricultural Agents).
Archive for 2012
The agribusiness news website Domesticfuel.com posted a U.S. Department of Energy news release about a $4 million award it recently made to the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center to further advance the university’s research and development, with partners in the DeepCwind Consortium Research Program, of prototype test wind turbines in advance of a larger, floating offshore wind farm planned off the Maine coast.
A Bangor Daily News article on what’s being called alarmingly warmer waters off the Maine coast and possible effects on marine life included comments from University of Maine professor of marine sciences Robert Steneck and Jeffrey Runge, research professor in the UMaine School of Marine Sciences.
The Bangor Daily News has posted on its website a video with University of Maine Cooperative Extension child and family development specialist Leslie Forstadt discussing how parents might address violence such as the mass shooting of schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Conn.
Barbara Baker, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and a principal investigator of a 4-H Engaging Youth, Serving Community Program in Maine, coauthored a paper about 4-H being a successful case study on engaging youth in community service activities. The paper is part of a research-based series of papers, The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series, on the Harvard University website. The project is part of the Born This Way Foundation initiative created by performer Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta to promote youth empowerment and the development of kindness and bravery. The paper is titled “Engaging Youth, Serving Community: Social Change Lessons from a 4-H Rural Youth Development Program.”
A feature story in the Maine Sunday Telegram about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s promotion of agritourism in Maine, which engages consumers in more active farm product acquisition, included interviews with UMaine Extension Director John Rebar and Marc Edwards, a UMaine Extension tourism and economic development professional in the Franklin County office in Farmington.
MSNBC carried an Associated Press report about a $4 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance research and development by the University of Maine and industry partners of a first-in-the-nation offshore wind farm near Monhegan Island. The funding will enable the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center to complete engineering, design and permitting for the first phase of the project.
Channel 7 (WVII) covered the “Skate with the Bears” event at the Alfond Arena Dec. 16, an annual invitation for members of communities surrounding the University of Maine to take to the ice to meet and skate with members of UMaine’s ice hockey teams.
Channel 5 (WABI) and Channel 7 (WVII) reported on toy drives held by UMaine students to help area families in need. Channel 5 reported on Phi Gamma Delta fraternity’s efforts to assist Crossroads Ministries with donations of some 300 gifts. Channel 7 reported that members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity handed out flyers to Wal-Mart shoppers in Bangor to promote a “Fill the Truck” holiday toy drive organized by the retail giant and the local Salvation Army.