Cooperative Extension

WAGM covers farm field day at Aroostook Research Farm

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) reported on a farm field day hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at UMaine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle. Field day topics included grain trials, potato breeding and the variety trial program, and crop rotation for control of pink rot potato disease. Lakesh Sharma, a UMaine […]

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Republican Journal advances half marathon to benefit 4-H camps

The Republican Journal reported the sixth annual Blueberry Cover Half Marathon will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 in Tenants Harbor. All proceeds from the race around the St. George peninsula will benefit the nonprofit Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove 4-H Camps and Learning Centers, which are programs of the University of Maine […]

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UMaine Extension hosts activities at Maine Farm Days, Morning Sentinel reports

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Morning Sentinel report about Maine Farm Days in Clinton. The two-day agricultural fair included a U.S. Department of Agriculture demonstration on rainfall to show people, especially farmers and landowners, how different types of soil react to rain, according to the article. The demonstration was one […]

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Rogers Farm to host Fall Field Day Sept. 10

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will celebrate the growing season with a field day from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The field day will feature workshops, activities, live bluegrass music and homemade food. Workshop topics include growing garlic, dividing peonies and […]

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Savoie featured in NPR report on jam, savory spreads

Kathy Savoie, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and home food preservation expert, was featured in the National Public Radio (NPR) report, “What makes a jam a jam? Surge in savory spreads presents riddles for purists.” According to Datassential, a market research company that studies menu trends, savory jams are experiencing a surge in […]

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Yarborough quoted in Kennebec Journal article on Mount Pisgah blueberries

David Yarborough, a blueberry specialist with the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension and a professor of horticulture in the School of Food and Agriculture, spoke with the Kennebec Journal for an article about wild blueberries on Mount Pisgah in Winthrop. Conservationists with the Kennebec Land Trust, an organization that manages Mount Pisgah, said highbush blueberries […]

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Rebar quoted in BDN article on Maine gardener coping with drought

John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “Thinking like a desert farmer helps Maine grower cope with drought.” Since May, a succession of hot, dry, rainless days have dominated around the state, according to the article. For many farmers in Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Cumberland […]

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UMaine Extension welcomes new food scientist, Morning Ag Clips reports

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release about new assistant Extension professor and food scientist,  Robson Machado. Machado specializes in food safety that involves local meats, poultry, dairy, fruits and vegetables. His specialty is microbiology with an emphasis in food safety and sanitation, in addition to development and delivery of […]

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Longtime 4-H member featured in Morning Sentinel article

The Morning Sentinel published an article on Kristin Davis, a longtime 4-H member from New Sharon who hopes to become an advocate for farming in college and beyond. Davis has been enrolled in Franklin County 4-H since she was 9 years old, according to the article. She worked her way up over the last nine […]

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