Cooperative Extension

BDN reports on success of garden research project for older adults

The Bangor Daily News reported on a University of Maine research project that aimed to determine whether residents at two senior housing facilities could successfully grow fresh produce, and whether the physical activity, mental stimulation and ready availability of vegetables would lead to an improvement in their diets and overall well-being. At the end of […]

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Farm leftovers to feed 5,000 in Portland, media report

The Portland Press Herald and Associated Press reported a coalition of hunger advocates in southern Maine, including the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, plan to serve thousands of bowls of free stew made from the state’s leftover harvest. According to the Press Herald, an estimated 2,500 bowls will be dished out during Feeding the 5,000, […]

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AP advances UMaine Extension’s Northern Maine Rural Living Day

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District will host the second annual Northern Maine Rural Living Day on Sept. 10 at the Agricultural Museum in Littleton. The event will involve agricultural workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics, including herding dogs, producing backyard […]

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Moran speaks with BDN about Maine’s apple crop

Renae Moran, a tree fruit specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about Maine’s apple crop forecast. The summer drought may affect this year’s harvest, according to the article, and commercial growers in southern and central Maine are focused on the next few weeks to determine […]

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More ‘Preserving the Harvest’ workshops offered around state

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering hands-on “Preserving the Harvest” workshops throughout the summer and fall in locations around the state. Upcoming workshops include: Boiling Water Bath Canning and Freezing 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland; $26 Canning Tomatoes and Salsa 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, UMaine […]

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Horse pasture management seminar at Witter Center

Maintaining horse pastures is the focus of a half-day seminar for horse owners and caretakers on Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.–noon at the University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. Topics include improving the nutritional quality of horse pastures, innovative grazing strategies, weed control, managing heavy-use areas, […]

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UMaine Extension cited in BDN article on federal farm assistance programs

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about the expanding options of federal farm assistance programs. United States Department of Agriculture policy changes over the last couple of years have allowed agencies to better help a wider range of farmers and farming operations — including those in Maine, […]

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WAGM covers farm field day at Aroostook Research Farm

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) reported on a farm field day hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at UMaine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle. Field day topics included grain trials, potato breeding and the variety trial program, and crop rotation for control of pink rot potato disease. Lakesh Sharma, a UMaine […]

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Republican Journal advances half marathon to benefit 4-H camps

The Republican Journal reported the sixth annual Blueberry Cover Half Marathon will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 in Tenants Harbor. All proceeds from the race around the St. George peninsula will benefit the nonprofit Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove 4-H Camps and Learning Centers, which are programs of the University of Maine […]

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