Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension testing grain crops for beer industry, Fiddlehead Focus reports

Fiddlehead Focus published an article about how the booming craft beer industry is offering new opportunities for Maine farmers, including potato farmers who have long grown grains that mostly sell for animal feed. Researchers with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension are studying 25 varieties of barley, the base grain in many beers, to help […]

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4-H SPIN Club on blacksmithing featured in Sun Journal

The Sun Journal reported on a six-session 4-H Blacksmith SPIN Club held at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Three members of the Western Maine Blacksmith Association volunteered to lead the sessions in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, said David Allen, a 4-H youth development professional in Franklin County. “The 4-H SPIN clubs are […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances ‘Preserving the Harvest’ workshops

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing a series of hands-on “Preserving the Harvest” workshops that are available around the state throughout the summer. August workshops include “Preserving Pickles” in Falmouth and “Canning Tomatoes & Salsa” in Sabattus, Portland, Jay and South Paris. UMaine Extension staff and volunteers will […]

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UMaine Extension offers tips to preserve blueberries, tomatoes, corn

Delicious fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking in August and University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathy Savoie wants Mainers to have up-to-date information on the best methods, canners, jars and seals to safely preserve food. UMaine Extension publishes information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables. […]

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Mandela Fellow speaks to Rotary Club, Ellsworth American reports

The Ellsworth American reported Mandela Fellow Koushul Narrian was a speaker at a recent meeting of Ellsworth’s Noontime Rotary Club. Narrian is one of 25 emerging public management leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa that are visiting UMaine for a six-week academic and leadership institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. UMaine was selected as one […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Preserving the Harvest’ workshops

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering hands-on “Preserving the Harvest” workshops throughout the summer. Upcoming workshops include: Preserving Pickles 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, UMaine Extension, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth Canning Tomatoes & Salsa 4–6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, Willow […]

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Sun Journal reports on Camp North Woods

The Sun Journal published an article on Camp North Woods at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. The camp “is a legacy project based on the show ‘North Woods Law,’ and we wanted to capture some of the energy from the show to inspire kids to go fishing, paddling […]

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Stack’s advice cited in Press Herald ‘Maine Gardener’ column

Lois Berg Stack, an ornamental horticulture specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was mentioned in the latest column in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Gardener” series. In the article, “Falmouth’s use of herbicides to fight invasives proves to be a thorny issue,” the author recalls attending one of Stack’s talks on removing invasives […]

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Stancioff speaks about citizen science on MPBN’s ‘Maine Calling’

Esperanza Stancioff, an educator with Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show focused on citizen science and the valuable data on wildlife, water quality and climate change that volunteers collect.

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Lancaster Farming advances pasture management session in Rockport

Lancaster Farming reported Aldermere Farm in Rockport will hold pasture management sessions 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Participants will learn about grazing basics, record keeping, plant identification, production measures and teaching animals to eat weeds, according to the report. Richard Kersbergen, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator on sustainable dairy and forage systems, […]

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