Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension accepting applications for market garden training to begin in January

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a comprehensive nine-month hybrid (online and in-person) training program for all beginning farmers. Participants will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully grow produce for small-scale private or commercial fruit and vegetable operations. Online training begins Jan. 17, 2023. The program continues twice-monthly through the end […]

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Maine Monitor cites UMaine Extension PFAS resources

In an article about minimizing exposure to PFAS, the Maine Monitor cited the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Understanding PFAS and Your Home Garden” website. According to the UMaine Extension, risks from eating homegrown produce will depend on three factors: the level of PFAS in the soil, the type of crop grown and the volume […]

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Media note new UMaine biochar study 

Morning Ag Clips reported that University of Maine researchers will study how wild blueberry growers can use biochar, charcoal-like material derived from the pyrolysis of wood, to increase soil moisture and aid in the crop’s ability to be resilient to drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) awarded more than […]

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The Express notes UMaine Extension information about cranberries

In an article about cranberries, the Express (Lockhaven, Pennsylvania) cited information from University of Maine Cooperative Extension noting that bumblebees and honeybees are important pollinators for cranberries because the pollen grains produced by cranberries are too heavy to be carried by the wind.

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BDN shares Yerxa EFNEP award

The Bangor Daily News reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Kate Yerxa is a member of a multistate team honored with the 2022 National Excellence in Extension award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and Cooperative Extension. The Expanded Food […]

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Bolton speaks to News Center Maine about Thanksgiving food safety

Jason Bolton, food safety specialist with the Maine Food and Agriculture Center and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was featured on News Center Maine discussing best practices to prevent bacteria from growing and spreading when it comes to preparing, serving and storing Thanksgiving dinner.

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Media note registration opening for Boots-2-Bushels training 

The Bangor Daily News, Daily Bulldog, Piscataquis Observer and Morning Ag Clips, noted that University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a comprehensive nine-month hybrid (online and in-person) training program for all beginning farmers, Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners. Registration is open to all beginning farmers; priority will be given to veterans, their family […]

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UMaine Extension accepting applications for market garden training to begin in January

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a comprehensive nine-month hybrid (online and in-person) training program for all beginning farmers. Participants will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully grow produce for small-scale private or commercial fruit and vegetable operations. Online training begins Jan. 17. The program continues twice-monthly through the end of […]

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