Cooperative Extension

Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension class on raised bed, container gardening

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing a five-session course on raised bed and container gardening which begins 9–11 a.m. May 18 at the Somerset County Extension office in Skowhegan. UMaine Extension staff and Master Gardener volunteers will lead the hands-on series; remaining sessions will be held June 15, […]

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Go from boards to harvest with UMaine Extension garden series

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s five-session class covering raised bed and container gardening starts 9–11 a.m. May 18 at the Somerset County Extension office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan. UMaine Extension staff and Master Gardener volunteers will lead the hands-on series; remaining sessions will be held June 15, July 13, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14, at […]

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Free cover crop walk April 26 at Stonyvale Farm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are sponsoring a free cover crop field walk Tuesday, April 26, at Stonyvale Farm in Exeter. Those wanting to take part are asked to meet at 1 p.m. at the Exeter Town Office at 1220 Stetson Road to carpool to the farm. Stonyvale Farm […]

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Village Soup previews Kids Can Grow program in Rockport

Village Soup reported that starting in May, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a six-month session of Kids Can Grow at Erickson Fields in Rockport. The youth gardening program introduces children and parents to growing vegetables and herbs to produce healthy food.

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Lancaster Farming covers seminar for pork producers led by Anderson

Lancaster Farming reported on a daylong seminar for pork producers in Augusta. Gary Anderson, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor and animal and bio-sciences specialist, led several sections of the Maine Pork Producers Association seminar which focused on best management practices. Anderson’s overview of several management systems provided a background for evaluating cost of […]

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Franklin County Dairy 4-H Club featured in Daily Bulldog

The Daily Bulldog reported members of the Franklin County Dairy 4-H Club gained firsthand experience in working with cows while participating in two events. Both events helped prepare youth in the 4-H program for participating in dairy competitions at fairs across the state and region later this year, according to the article. At Juniper Farms […]

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Yarborough cited in BDN article on USDA purchase of Maine blueberries

David Yarborough, a blueberry specialist with the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s approval to spend $13 million to buy 30 million pounds of surplus wild blueberries in Maine. In a joint statement, Maine’s congressional delegation said growers faced declining prices and […]

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Carlson speaks about Maine AgrAbility for BDN article on goat farm

Lani Carlson, Maine AgrAbility Project coordinator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about how the program helped the owner of Gentle Meadow Goat Farm in Winterport. The Maine AgrAbility program is a nonprofit partnership among UMaine Extension, Goodwill and Alpha One that assists farmers, loggers […]

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UMaine Extension bulletin cited in Coshocton Tribune column on farm family relationships

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension bulletin was cited by the Coshocton Tribune in a column written by an Ohio State University Extension educator. The article, “Words of appreciation can help farm family relationships,” cited a bulletin written by UMaine Extension professors Leslie Forstadt and Tori Jackson, titled “Why ‘Thank You’ Matters: Expressing Appreciation Toward […]

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