Cooperative Extension

Turner Publishing advances UMaine Extension 4-H craft fair in Litchfield

Turner Publishing reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H in Kennebec County will hold a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Carrie Ricker Middle School in Litchfield. The fair is the largest annual fundraiser of the Kennebec County 4-H Leaders Association, which supports county 4-H youth […]

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UMaine Extension offers cybersecurity workshop

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a cybersecurity workshop 9–11 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Penobscot County office, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor. The free public workshop will provide participants an overview of the types of real-life risks and emerging threats small businesses and nonprofits face daily. Led by Bangor Savings Bank chief information security […]

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UMaine Extension, Maine Harvest for Hunger mentioned in BDN article on gleaning

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “Ancient practice of gleaning returns to Maine.” Gleaning, or gathering leftover crops from farm fields after the farmer has done his or her harvest, is becoming a piece that may help solve Maine’s food insecurity puzzle, the article states. During the […]

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BDN cites Bowen, UMaine Extension in article on safe home-canning methods

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Laurie Bowen, a community education assistant with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about safe home-canning methods. “There is a shelf life in home canning,” Bowen said. “If properly processed and preserved, food is good for a year [and] that is why we caution that it […]

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UMaine Extension offering smoked chicken workshop for high school students

High school students can learn how to safely prepare smoked chicken at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 28 at UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in Old Town. Participants will learn how to safely prepare and cook whole chicken in a home smoker, and about […]

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BDN interviews Coffin about molting season for chickens

Donna Coffin, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about molting season for chickens. Molting, the natural shedding of old feathers and re-growth of new ones, is something every chicken experiences, and the process can leave birds with loose scraggly-looking feathers or bald patches, […]

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Morning Sentinel covers Great Maine Apple Day

Morning Sentinel reported on Great Maine Apple Day held at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity. The event celebrates the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples with hands-on kitchen workshops, speakers, apple treats including apple cheddar pizza, apple cake and apple hand pies, according to the article. Great Maine Apple Day was sponsored […]

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Koehler speaks with WGME about Maine’s recent stink bug invasion

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) spoke with Glen Koehler, an associate scientist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the recent rise in sightings of the brown marmorated stink bug in people’s homes. The stink bug is an invasive species which was introduced into North America in the 1990s and can now be found […]

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