Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension Raymond Community Garden highlighted by Windham Eagle

The Windham Eagle highlighted the kick off for the growing season for Raymond Community Garden, an effort that started about 10 years ago with federal stimulus funding and is maintained through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Hunger Project. The community garden contains both rental plots and a large common plot, where […]

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UMaine Extension webpage on tussock caterpillars cited by The State

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension webpage on the rash caused by tussock caterpillars was cited by The State, a newspaper based in South Carolina. Abundant in South Carolina, the caterpillar causes a rash that children are more susceptible to and at risk of a harsher variation than adults, according to the information from UMaine […]

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Mainebiz highlights European scallop trip involving UMaine faculty

Mainebiz highlighted a trip to France April 14-22 that a group of chefs, seafood professionals, writers, economic development specialists and educators are taking to learn about techniques for handling and preparing scallops. Dana Morse, senior extension program manager and aquaculture lead at Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Rob Dumas, UMaine […]

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UMaine Extension launches volunteer management micro-credential for beginners

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Volunteer Maine, launched a new online training for individuals getting started in a volunteer management role. Three self-paced courses make up the Introductory Volunteer Management micro-credential. The Level 1 course provides an overview of what a volunteer manager does and explores various aspects of volunteerism in Maine. […]

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Culinary exchange between Maine and France will support Maine scallops

A group of chefs, seafood professionals, writers, economic development specialists and educators will travel to France from April 14-22 to explore French techniques for handling and preparing scallops in support of the scallop farming and commercial fishing sectors in Maine.   The project is made possible by a grant from the NOAA National Sea Grant Office […]

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UMaine names 2024 Presidential Award recipients

The 2024 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in wildlife ecology, pioneering research in biodiversity, significant public engagement and research focused on voting, innovation in aquaculture and extraordinary impact on young entrepreneurs and communities across Maine.  Lindsay Seward, a principal lecturer in wildlife ecology, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award. Brian McGill, professor of ecological modeling, […]

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Information from UMaine Extension cited by Tasting Table

An informational webpage from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on the role of ethylene in ripening fruit was cited in a listicle by Tasting Table titled, “10 hacks that will help ripen fruit much faster.” The article states that placing a ripe apple with other fruits will help them to ripen faster, which the […]

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Forty-one faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

At the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, 41 faculty members have received tenure and/or promotion this spring. The annual announcement recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and research, and community engagement. Tenure for 19 of the faculty members was approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees on April […]

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BDN interviews Entsminger on economic impact of Maine agritourism

Bangor Daily News interviewed Jason Entsminger, University of Maine Cooperative Extension assistant professor, small business specialist and Maine Business School assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, on how Maine farms are increasing their economic impact in the state and nationally through agritourism. Agritourism can range from overnight stays on a farm to cutting down a […]

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