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‘The Maine Question’ podcast explores running a successful food business 

The latest episode of the University of Maine podcast “The Maine Question” asks what it takes to run a successful food business in Maine.  In the sixth episode of the first season, host Ron Lisnet speaks with Jason Bolton, a food safety specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, about the challenges and opportunities of starting and […]

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Turner Publishing, Morning Ag Clips advance Extension dairy forage conference

Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips advanced the annual University of Maine Cooperative Extension dairy forage conference, which will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. The focus will be managing diets with forages grown and harvested in challenging conditions and potential health concerns for livestock. Additional topics […]

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McCarty included in Lincoln County News article on gleaning group

The Lincoln County News reported on a gleaning group that is expanding its food security-focused mission from seasonal to year-round. The Lincoln County Gleaners are a project of Healthy Lincoln County, a community health nonprofit based in Damariscotta. The article included a photo of Kate McCarty, a food preservation professional with the University of Maine […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer registration open, Turner Publishing reports

Turner Publishing posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing applications are being accepted for 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer training in Penobscot and Somerset counties. Classes will meet weekly Feb. 25 through May 21, primarily at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. Classes resume for four weeks in September. UMaine Extension horticulture staff […]

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Turner Publishing advances ‘Recipe to Market’ workshops 

Turner Publishing advanced a series of half-day “Recipe to Market” workshops for food entrepreneurs, offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Workshop topics  include food entrepreneurship in the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety. Sessions will be offered 9 a.m.–noon on Dec. 2 […]

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Turner Publishing, Morning Ag Clips preview beekeeping courses

Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips previewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension beginner and intermediate beekeeping courses, which will be offered at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth beginning in January. The five-session beginner class meets 6–8 p.m. Jan. 7 to Feb. 4, with a second session Feb. 18 to March 17. Intermediate classes […]

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Lancaster Farming shares Cooperative Extension’s ideas for cranberries

Lancaster Farming mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in its story about cranberries — which it called a great fruit all year long. Creative ways to use cranberries, according to the University of Maine Extension, include adding them to quick breads, salads, relishes, salsas, chutneys and desserts, and as an ingredient in cranberry mustard.

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Make family gifts from the kitchen with UMaine Extension 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free program about making edible holiday gifts beginning 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Porter Memorial Library in Machias. Classes meet each Tuesday through Dec. 17.  “Family Gifts from the Kitchen” will focus on creating mixes using basic ingredients and learning healthy eating tips. Jars, ingredients and […]

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