Cooperative Extension

Ellsworth American advances Maine Gleaning Week

The Ellsworth American reported Healthy Acadia and the Maine Gleaning Network have announced the inaugural Maine Gleaning Week, Oct. 7–16. The week will feature a collection of gleaning events — farm surplus rescue efforts that will gather crops and food that might otherwise be left in the fields or go to waste — from farms, […]

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Dill receives 2017 NEBHE Higher Education Excellence Award

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) awarded Maine state Sen. Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, the regional Higher Education Excellence Award at the organization’s board meeting Sept. 14 in South Portland. Dill, an expert on ticks, is a UMaine Extension professor of pest management, as well as a cooperating […]

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UMaine Extension offers Venison 101

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a daylong workshop on deer health in Maine and the safe processing of venison 8:45 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. The hands-on program is designed for both new and experienced hunters […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews UMaine Extension 4-H auction in Freedom

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H in Waldo County will hold a live 4-H auction and bake sale beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Dirigo Grange in Freedom. Waldo County businesses and individuals donated to make the auction possible and all proceeds support Waldo County 4-H scholarships and programs. […]

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UMaine Extension to offer smoked chicken seminar Sept. 27

The technique, nutrition and safe preparation of smoked whole chicken will be the focus of a seminar Sept. 27 presented by three University of Maine Cooperative Extension experts. The smoked chicken seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old […]

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Sun Journal advances new 4-H livestock show at Farmington Fair

The Sun Journal reported a new 4-H livestock show will debut at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 during the 177th annual Farmington Fair. The Politically “Cow-rect” Livestock Show will test the cow-showing skills of some local politicians and town officials, according to the article. The livestock show will follow the annual 4-H show taking place […]

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Morse, Maine Sea Grant map cited in Press Herald article on oysters

Dana Morse, an ​aquaculture research​er ​with Maine Sea Grant who works with oysters and other shellfish, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for an article about seven ways to enjoy fall oysters. “As temperatures decrease, oysters know that they’re headed into winter, and to generate some energy reserves, they store it in the form of […]

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Jemison speaks with WABI about state’s potato crop

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed John Jemison, a soil and water quality specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the state’s potato crop. “If growers didn’t irrigate this year in Aroostook County, yields might be a little lower, but the quality should be good and if they were able to irrigate timely, I think […]

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Media cover Bug Maine-ia at Maine State Museum

Kennebec Journal, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on Bug Maine-ia at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. Staff from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Hudson Museum were among the  24 presenters at the annual educational event featuring live insects. UMaine Extension staff taught children how to identify and safely remove […]

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4-H working to increase reach of STEM education programs, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program’s efforts to bring STEM to Maine youth by providing learning materials and support to schools and other community organizations. Since its founding, 4-H has sought to enrich the lives of children through hands-on learning experiences that not only inform them on […]

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