Cooperative Extension

Morning Ag Clips highlights UMaine Extension natural landscaping and yoga workshops

Morning Ag Clips highlighted two upcoming natural landscaping and yoga workshops for gardeners offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. The June 3 landscaping workshop will be led by Rebecca Long, a UMaine Extension professional, and Chantelle Hay from the Oxford County Conservation District. The June […]

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PenBay Pilot boosts UMaine Extension 4-H search for volunteers at Union Fair

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared that University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is seeking volunteers to help fairgoers learn more about the importance of farming with the 4-H Farm-to-Fair interactive exhibit, July 27–31, from 10 a.m.–noon or 1–3 p.m. at the Union Fair. For more information, to volunteer or request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cindy […]

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UMaine Extension hosts interactive Maine plant sales map

May and early June mark the planting season in Maine gardens, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program is again hosting an interactive plant sales map.   The 2022 Spring Plant Sale Fundraisers in Maine map listings are alphabetical by date. Find more information about the map and how to add a […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H, UMaine aquaculture research staff win national award

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development professional Carla Scocchi is the recipient of the 2021 Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award, presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. The award “recognizes an individual or team who exemplifies innovation, accomplishment, and commitment in the design and delivery of a unique […]

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Yarborough speaks to PPH about wild blueberry crop rebounding

David Yarborough, a University of Maine professor emeritus, spoke to the Portland Press Herald about Maine’s wild blueberry crop rebounding from a couple of devastating years to produce a banner yield last season. “The magic last year was June. It rained a lot, and it rained at the perfect time. That was good for that […]

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News Center Maine cites UMaine Extension information on tomatoes, eggplants, peppers

For the segment Gardening with Gutner, hosted by chief meteorologist Todd Gutner, News Center Maine highlighted information from University of Maine Cooperative Extension that says plants like tomato, eggplant, and peppers cannot go outdoors until the last frost. More information about the estimated last day of frost and the recommended dates to plant your garden […]

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BDN, Morning Ag Clips share news of Scocchi’s national award

The Bangor Daily News and Morning Ag Clips reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development professional Carla Scocchi received the 2021 Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award, presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. Scocchi, along with award team members Melissa Malmstedt, education and outreach coordinator at the […]

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Media shares UMaine Extension farm visit

The Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips and Sun Journal shared information about a farm visit for new farmers on harvest and storage techniques at King Hill Farm organized by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine New Farmers Project. The farm visit will take place from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. May 19 at King Hill Farm, […]

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