Cooperative Extension

Dill speaks to BDN about ticks laying eggs in the fall

Griffin Dill, manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about fall being the best time for ticks to lay eggs for spring. “By now the tick will be looking for her final host for that blood meal. She needs to have that blood protein and have […]

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BDN shares information about UMaine Extension’s ME-FRANS

The Bangor Daily News reported that the University of  Maine Cooperative Extension Extension received $500,000 from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) to establish the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (ME-FRSAN), a statewide program that cultivates wellness and resilience among farmers, farmworkers and agricultural service providers. Currently, applications are being […]

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Dill speaks to News Center Maine about deer tick season

Griffin Dill, director of the University of Maine Tick Lab, was interviewed by News Center Maine about precautions Mainers should take during the fall during peak tick season. Dill said the number of deer ticks will increase over the next several weeks and will continue until temperatures drop below freezing for an extended period of […]

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UMaine Extension series for parents, caregivers opens Oct. 4

University of Maine Cooperative Extension opens a free six-session online educational series for parents and caregivers Oct. 4 from 1–2:30 p.m. Additional sessions are scheduled Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1.  “Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success” will focus on managing daily household tasks; meal planning and budgeting; learning to live with others; […]

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Dill speaks to WMTW about bed bugs

WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) spoke to Jim Dill, pest management specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about bed bugs in light of Portland Housing Authority (PHA) working to address a bed bug infestation in Franklin Towers as residents from two other PHA properties, Solterra and Bayside Anchor, report ongoing bed bug and […]

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Media boost Maine cattleman’s college

Morning Ag Clips and the Sun Journal shared that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will host the Maine Cattlemen’s College on Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., at the J. F. Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. This year’s event will focus on […]

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Piscataquis Observer highlights UMaine Extension role at Marr Pond Farm

In an article about the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) honoring Marr Pond Farm as its 2022 Outstanding Cooperator of the Year, the Piscatatquis Observer noted that Marr Pond Farm participated in and offered their farm as a learning site for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Climate Adaptations Practices course. […]

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Media share UMaine Extension series for parents and caregivers

The Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot and Piscataquis Observer reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension will start a free six-session online educational series for parents and caregivers on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 1–2:30 p.m.  “Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success” will focus on managing daily household tasks; meal planning and budgeting; learning […]

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Maine cattlemen’s college features forage nutrition, pasture health

For the fifth year, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will host the Maine Cattlemen’s College on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., at the J. F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. This year’s event will focus on forage and include topics such […]

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