Cooperative Extension

Fuller talks Fiddleheads with Calais Advertiser

David Fuller spoked with The Calais Advertiser about harvesting fiddleheads as the upcoming season for the perennial approaches. “The best time to harvest is when the ferns have just emerged and the stem is from two to four inches long along with the unfurled fiddlehead,” said Fuller, an agriculture and non-timber forest products professional with […]

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New UMaine Extension publication for spring plant sale donors, buyers

With gardeners planning for spring planting and local plant sales, a new publication from University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers guidance for plant sale donors, buyers and organizers. “Best Practices for Plant Sale Donors and Buyers in Maine” provides recommendations for preparing plants for group sales, how to be sure donations and purchases follow state […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H virtual passport club takes off April 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a virtual cultural exchange club for youth, best suited for ages 12–18 years, with its first meeting scheduled for 9:30–10:30 a.m. April 24. Additional meetings will be 9:30–10:30 a.m. May 8 and 22, and 4–5 p.m. April 29, May 13 and 27. “4-H Virtual Passport Around the […]

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BDN, Boothbay Register promote Extension video series, ‘Farm to Table Fare’

The Bangor Daily News and the Boothbay Register promoted a new video series featuring Colt Knight, a UMaine Cooperative Extension assistant professor and livestock educator, and Rob Dumas, food science innovation coordinator in the School of Food and Agriculture. The series will cover topics related to preparing and using locally-sourced meat and chicken. For more […]

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New UMaine Extension video series goes from farm to table fare

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new video series designed for the at-home cook who wants to learn more about preparing and cooking locally sourced meat. “From Farm to Table Fare” is a seven-video series featuring topics such as preparing market and boneless cuts from a whole chicken, selecting and grinding cuts of beef, […]

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Fourth annual ‘Cattlemen’s College’ offered April 19–May 3

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association (MBPA) will offer the fourth annual “Cattlemen’s College“ online with presentations available for viewing April 19–May 3. Workshop topics include adequate beef cattle nutrition and conditioning, selecting quality bulls, processing yields and processor expectations, selling beef in Maine, cooking with home-ground beef and recent […]

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Dill discusses precautions against ticks with News Center, WABI

Griffin Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab coordinator, spoke to News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) about people not taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves against ticks. “With ticks being active later in the fall and earlier in the spring I think it’s something people are not thinking about taking precautions yet, they are […]

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