Cooperative Extension

WABI covers UMaine Extension 4-H Science Saturday on aquaculture

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday that offered middle school students the opportunity to explore aquaculture and marine science research. Participants were able to play games and perform experiments similar to those conducted in UMaine research labs. Topics covered included the creation of waves and the business […]

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Press Herald ‘Maine Gardener’ column says farewell to Stack

The Portland Press Herald published a column honoring Lois Stack, an ornamental horticulture specialist, who retired earlier this month after 30 years with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. In his “Maine Gardener” column over the weekend, Tom Atwell wrote, “I haven’t counted, but I think she is the source I have used most often since […]

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Brzozowski cited in Press Herald column on locally raised meat

Richard Brzozowski, University of Maine Cooperative Extension food system program administrator, was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article, “Locally raised Maine meat is not in short supply,” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. Analysts with the Reinvestment Fund presented findings of a recent study geared toward optimizing the state’s red meat supply […]

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Soil health a major focus at Maine Potato Conference, media report

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) and the Bangor Daily News covered this week’s 32nd annual Maine Potato Conference in Caribou, put on by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Soil health was a major topic of this year’s presentations, as growers and industry officials from Maine and other states look for ways to improve yields, […]

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Seacoast Online reports on upcoming beekeeping courses in Springvale

Seacoast Online reported registration is open for Beginner Bee School starting Feb. 9 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Students will learn the basics of bees, honey and keeping hives in this five-week introductory course, according to the article. Master Beekeeper Larry Peiffer, president of the York County Beekeepers’ Association, […]

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AP advances Maine Potato Conference and Trade Show in Caribou

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the 32nd annual Maine Potato Conference and Trade Show on Jan. 18 and 19 in Caribou. The conference brings together potato producers, farm workers and crop advisers to discuss topics such as soil health, agricultural technology and combating drought, according to the article. […]

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Application deadline extended for Master Gardener program, Times Record reports

The Times Record reported the deadline to apply for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program training in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties has been extended to Jan. 28. The 14-week training will be held 12:30–4 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 28 to May 30 at the Topsham Public Library. The program provides participants […]

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Republican Journal previews Handley’s presentation on growing berries

The Republican Journal reported David Handley, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist of vegetables and small fruits, will give a free talk at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Belfast Free Library. Handley will speak about how to grow strawberries and raspberries in your backyard, according to the article. Topics to be discussed […]

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