Cooperative Extension

Morning Ag Clips shares Maine Agricultural Mediation Program  

Morning Ag Clips shared the press release announcing the launch of the new Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Mediation Program. The program, administered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, provides farm coaching and alternative dispute resolution through mediation to farmers, their lenders and others directly affected by […]

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News Center Maine shares Extension’s advice about washing food

News Center Maine shared University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s advice about the best ways to wash produce. Its publication describes optimal methods for keeping raw fruits and vegetables safe for preparation and consumption, how to wash leafy greens, and an assessment of the efficacy of commercial fruit and vegetable rinses. News Center Maine also included […]

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BDN asks Lindley about tips for new gardeners

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Vina Lindley, a food systems and youth development professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Waldo County Office, for the article “How to determine what size garden you need to feed your family.” Lindley shared several tips for new growers about determining the size of their gardens, what to plant, […]

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Maine Agricultural Mediation Program can help farm families, workers during COVID-19

The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Mediation Program, provides farm coaching and alternative dispute resolution through mediation to farmers, their lenders and others directly affected by the actions of certain USDA agencies.  “Sometimes having a neutral third party in the room can help a farm family talk through […]

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Extension delays opening greenhouse plastic recycling drop-off locations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Maine Cooperative Extension will delay opening all drop-off locations for greenhouse plastic recycling until on or about June 21.  The statewide locations are part of a pilot program to recycle waste greenhouse plastic. The pilot, originally scheduled to start in April, was developed by UMaine Extension and […]

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Media highlight Extension’s food safety resource for COVID-19

Morning Ag Clips  and the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel shared the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new online resource titled “COVID-19 Food Safety Information for Maine Consumers.” The website includes links to fact sheets, guidelines and videos about proper disinfecting, food purchasing and storage, recipes using pantry staples and proper hand washing for food […]

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WABI reports on teen stress coping workshop from Extension 4-H

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the “#EmpoweringMEandYou – Stress Less” online workshop from University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H. The free workshop, designed by teenagers for teenagers, will be hosted from 6 to 7 p.m. April 16. “The point is to help kids learn how to cope with stress, learn what the effects of stress […]

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BDN speaks with Extension staff about grocery shopping during pandemic

The Bangor Daily News spoke with several University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff members about how to safely grocery shop during the COVID-19 pandemic. Robson Machado, assistant professor and food scientist, said that the science is evolving and all tips should be taken with a grain of salt as recommendations continue to change. “We just […]

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Media promote Extension’s ask-an-expert resource

Morning Ag Clips, Penobscot Bay Pilot and Daily Bulldog published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release announcing a new ask-an-expert agricultural page devoted to frequently asked questions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine farmers and agricultural producers can use an online form to submit questions about COVID-19 and agriculture. Questions still can be submitted to local […]

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