Media highlight Extension’s rural youth STEM education initiative

The Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips and The Piscataquis Observer shared a news release about University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension, developing and delivering remote STEM and agricultural sciences programming to rural K–12 students across the three-state region. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $680,000 for the project, “Northeast 4-H Collaborative: Closing the Gap,” through its Agriculture and Food REsearch Initiative program. In the next two years, the project will serve 1,500 youth from across the rural parts of northern New England.