Cooperative Extension

‘The Maine Question’ asks how Cooperative Extension helps people thrive

While University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s roots are in agriculture, the 106-year-old organization helps all Mainers thrive with its relevant research-based programs that promote child development, nutrition, robotics, entrepreneurship and more.  Recently, “more” has included providing communities with much-needed resources during the pandemic. In this initial podcast of Season 4, “The Maine Question” host Ron […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H virtual science cafés start March 2

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 from 4–4:45 p.m. each Tuesday beginning March 2. Maine 4-H Virtual Science Cafés will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and providing insight into what motivated their work.  In the first webinar, UMaine Advanced […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights students’ ‘It’s Personal’ donation campaign

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine announcement about a student-led campaign to collect donations of personal care items for the campus food pantry, the Black Bear Exchange. Honors Ambassadors Katie Tims and Bailey West sponsored a campus food drive last fall that garnered more than 500 items for the pantry and a […]

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Media advance virtual science café for teens

The Bangor Daily News, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, the Daily Bulldog and Centralmaine.com highlighted University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H offering virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 from 4–4:45 p.m. every Tuesday beginning March 2. “Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafés” will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and what led […]

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Media advance compost webinar series

The Bangor Daily News, Daily Bulldog, The Irregular, Morning Ag Clips, the Sun Journal and the Penobscot Bay Pilot advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s three-webinar series about compost issues in agriculture and waste management, which it will host from noon–1 p.m. March 11, 23 and 30. Register for the series online.  

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Media advance ornamental landscape design workshop

Morning Ag Clips, The Irregular, the Sun Journal and the Daily Bulldog advanced a University of Maine Cooperative Extension webinar, “Ornamental Garden Design,” which will be held 6–7 p.m. March 10. More information about the event, which is co-sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, is online. 

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Lilley speaks with BDN about possibility for birch sap market in Maine

Jason Lilley, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension sustainable agriculture professional, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the possibility of a birch sap market forming in Maine. “It lines up really well with the maple industry in that you need all of the same equipment to make birch syrup as you need to make […]

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