Cooperative Extension

Wertheim speaks on WGAN’s ‘Positively Maine’

Frank Wertheim, an Extension educator in agriculture and horticulture with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke recently on WGAN’s “Positively Maine” radio show. The show’s topic was fighting food insecurity in Maine through initiatives such as the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit and the Maine Hunger Dialogue.

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BDN quotes Anderson in article about turkeys

The Bangor Daily News quoted Gary Anderson, an animal and bioscience specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the article “What to consider before adding turkeys to your homestead.” Anderson gave tips like housing turkeys separately from chickens, which can act as an intermediate host for blackhead disease to which turkeys are susceptible. He […]

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WAGM interviews Johnson about Australian potato farming

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) interviewed Steve Johnson, a professor and crops specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a segment of the County Ag Report about potato farming in Australia. Johnson has been in Australia working with and educating local farmers, and testing for potato viruses as part of the seed certification […]

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BDN speaks with Mallory about Maine Grain Conference

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Ellen Mallory, an associate Extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and associate professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for an article about industrial hemp in Maine and the Maine Grain Conference. Mallory noted a presentation on industrial hemp as part of the annual Maine Grain […]

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Morning Ag Clips announces UMaine Extension hayfield, pasture health workshops

Morning Ag Clips announced a series of University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshops on hayfield and pasture health in nine locations around the state. The workshops will be led by UMaine Extension employees Rick Kersbergen, Extension professor of sustainable dairy and forage systems, and Gary Anderson, animal and bioscience specialist. Topics will include improving pasture […]

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Morning Ag Clips reports applications open for UMaine Extension Kids Can Grow

Morning Ag Clips reported applications are now available for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Kids Can Grow gardening program in York County. Children ages 7–12 will learn how to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs, and how to build and maintain a raised-bed garden at home, as well as learn about community service by donating […]

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BDN quotes Stancioff in article on citizen science, homesteads

The Bangor Daily News quoted Esperanza Stancioff, an Extension professor and climate change educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article about citizen science on homesteads. Homesteaders are constantly conducting experiments and making observations, creating opportunities to turn that information into usable data for citizen science research projects, the article states. Stancioff leads […]

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Lancaster Farming covers UMaine Extension Flowering in the North Conference

Lancaster Farming covered the second annual University of Maine Cooperative Extension Flowering in the North Conference Jan. 29–30 in Portland. The conference focused on learning how to operate a successful fresh-cut flower farm. “This is a rapidly growing area with several experienced and beginning farmers increasing their cut flower production,” said Jason Lilley, a sustainable […]

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Birkel, Mayewski, Stancioff cited in Pine Tree Watch climate planning piece

University of Maine scientists Sean Birkel, Paul Mayewski and Esperanza Stancioff were mentioned in a Pine Tree Watch report about planning for climate change that ran in The Times Record. The Climate Change Institute’s Coastal Maine Climate Futures report, prepared by Maine State Climatologist Birkel and CCI director Mayewski, was highlighted in the article. “With […]

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Garland gives gardening tips to BDN readers

The Bangor Daily News asked Kate Garland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulturist, for tips about getting garden plots ready for spring. Garland recommends testing and, if necessary, neutralizing the soil. She also suggested adding compost to improve the soil structure and planning where to place pathways.

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