Cooperative Extension

Dumas featured in KJ, Morning Sentinel article about Maine Agricultural Trades Show

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel highlighted chef Rob Dumas in an article about the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Dumas, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension food science innovation coordinator, prepared fajitas with grass-fed flank steak during a demonstration of how to cook local beef. Buying local gives consumers better supply chain confidence, Dumas said. […]

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Morning Ag Clips, Franklin Journal preview Maine Garden Day

Morning Ag Clips posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release about its Maine Garden Day on March 14 at Lewiston High School. There will be 30 hands-on, informational workshops on grafting fruit trees, growing hemp in the garden, rewilding the landscape, hunger in the community, growing a gardening business, raising mushrooms and more. Dan […]

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KJ, Sentinel preview Calder’s ‘Growing Food Businesses in Maine’ talk

The Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal ran a media release announcing that University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and food science specialist Beth Calder will talk about “Growing Food Businesses in Maine — How UMaine Extension Can Help” at the Kennebec County Extension Association annual meeting 4:30–6 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Augusta Civic […]

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Seacoastonline previews maple syrup workshops 

Seacoastonline advanced the Jan. 18 maple syrup workshops being offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association at the UMaine Extension York County office in Springvale. “Intro to Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101,” will be held 9–11:30 a.m. and “Scaling Up Your Maple Operations: Sap Collection 201,” will […]

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Pen Bay Pilot, Turner Publishing advance Boots-2-Bushels training 

Penobscot Bay Pilot and Turner Publishing ran a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release advancing the free 30-week training program for military veterans and family members interested in small-scale farming for market sales. The first session of Boots-2-Bushels begins Jan. 13 at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.

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Revisit 2019 faculty, student discoveries

University of Maine faculty members and students conducted fascinating and impactful research important to Maine and the world in 2019. This roundup of stories from July to December covers 3D printing, eDNA, obesity, lobster resilience, and sustainable aquaculture. And here’s a link to research and news highlights from January to June. All UMaine news stories […]

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Learn about growing microgreens Jan. 18 in Falmouth

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on growing microgreens 10–11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Snow date is Feb. 1. Topics in this hands-on workshop will include optimal growing conditions indoors, and the variety of seeds available and their flavor profiles. UMaine Extension horticulture […]

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Two UMaine Extension maple syrup seminars on tap

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association will offer two half-day workshops Saturday, Jan. 18 at the UMaine Extension York County office, 15 Oak St., Springvale. “Intro to Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101,” 9–11:30 a.m., will feature demonstrations and discussion with experienced sugarmakers about all aspects of making maple syrup. […]

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