Cooperative Extension

BDN, Morning Ag advance Extension barbecue pressure cooking

The Bangor Daily News and Morning Ag Clips promoted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension online workshop at 6 p.m. May 27. “BBQing With Your Electric Pressure Cooker” will feature barbecued ribs and baked beans, with recipes and tips for preparing stuffed eggs, pasta, potato salads and desserts using the same device. More information is online.

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar on supporting pollinators

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about supporting pollinators and their habitats 6–7:15 p.m. May 26. “Supporting Pollinators in Your Landscape” will focus on native pollinators and their habitat needs, with tips for plant selection, and design and maintenance of established gardens […]

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Morning Ag advances business course for maple syrup producers

Morning Ag Clips promoted a weekly financial workshop for maple syrup producers scheduled for Tuesday evenings June 8–29. “Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers,” which is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of Vermont Extension, is designed to help maple business owners understand operational costs and profitability. […]

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Maine Policy Review publishes article from Wertheim, colleagues

An article from Frank Wertheim, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor of agriculture and horticulture, and his colleagues from Husson University and Maine Campus Compact was published in the latest issue of Maine Policy Review. Their article, “Food Insecurity in Maine Higher Education,” can be found online.

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Savoie discusses how to make quick pickles with BDN

Kathleen Savoie, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how to make quick pickles. Unlike standard fermented pickles, quick pickles, also known as refrigerator or quick process pickles, are made “using acetic acid from vinegar” instead of “lactic acid from fermentation,” according to the BDN. “When you quick […]

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BDN interviews Dumas about kohlrabi

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Rob Dumas, University of Maine food science innovation coordinator, about kohlrabi, or German turnip. “It’s basically the bloated stem of a cabbage,” he said. “It’s a strange looking vegetable. They come in purple and green and sometimes they have a hard little woody stem coming out of the bottom and […]

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Media promote Extension late blight hotline

The Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips and Centralmaine.com promoted a new service offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The “Late Blight Hotline” provides text updates related to late blight of potatoes and tomatoes to subscribers. More information about the service is online.

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Courier advances Cooperative Extension plant sale

The Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier advanced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension plant sale scheduled from 8:30 a.m.–noon May 22 in Springvale. For more information about the sale, which benefits the Master Gardener volunteers program in York County, call 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine) or 207.324.2814.

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