Cooperative Extension

Turner Publishing advances UMaine Extension corn silage in changing climate meeting

Turner Publishing advanced a University of Maine Cooperative Extension dairy forage meeting on corn silage in changing climate, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Dec. 18 at Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. Corn silage is a significant component in the diets of many Maine cows. The meeting will focus on management techniques, variety selection and environmental stewardship to help […]

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Ellsworth American reports Hancock County Extension accepting Master Gardener Volunteer applications

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office is now taking applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer training, which will be held Friday mornings from Jan. 25–May 17, with two Tuesday evening classes. Program participants will learn about fruit, vegetable and ornamental gardening in preparation to do gardening-related volunteer […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews UMaine Extension on-farm communication workshop

Morning Ag Clips previewed a workshop for farmers, farm families and farm employees to improve communication, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office in Ellsworth. The workshop will be led by Leslie Forstadt, a human development specialist with UMaine Extension, and Karen Groat, a community mediation […]

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Yarborough interviewed for BDN article on new use for wild blueberries

The Bangor Daily News interviewed David Yarborough, a professor of horticulture and wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “This new trend for wild Maine blueberries will tingle your taste buds.” The article focused on new trends in Maine’s food industry to incorporate wild blueberries into savory products, like the […]

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Morning Ag Clips announces UMaine Extension Youth Farm Enterprise program

Morning Ag Clips announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a Youth Farm Enterprise program series 1–3:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 28 and 31 at the York County Extension office in Springvale. The series is open to all youth ages 12–18, and 4-H youth are encouraged to attend. Topics will include considerations for starting a […]

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Follow updates from UMaine representatives to COP24 Convention in Poland

Several University of Maine faculty members and graduate students are representing UMaine at COP24, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Katowice, Poland. They are engaging with world leaders who are negotiating global climate change policies. Follow their reports from the conference on their blog, which includes […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension strawberry school

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release announcing a strawberry school for commercial growers from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Augusta Civic Center during the 2019 Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Topics will include basic site requirements, site preparation, plant selection, care of young plants, nutrient management, pest management and […]

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WAGM interviews Johnson for County Ag Report segment on 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 Australian potato farming. Johnson will travel to Australia for his sabbatical beginning this December and lasting through February, WAGM reported. Johnson previously took sabbatical there in […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension dairy forage conference

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative news release announcing a Dec. 18 dairy forage conference on growing corn silage in a changing climate. UMaine Extension will host the daylong event at  Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. The conference will focus on management techniques, variety selection and environmental stewardship to help producers grow healthier, […]

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BDN interviews Hopkins about Maple Hall of Fame induction

The Bangor Daily News reported the North American Maple Syrup Council recently announced that Kathryn Hopkins, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, will be inducted into its Maple Hall of Fame. Hopkins is one of the creators of the International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School, which has helped the industry make strides in […]

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