Cooperative Extension

Soil health a major focus at Maine Potato Conference, media report

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) and the Bangor Daily News covered this week’s 32nd annual Maine Potato Conference in Caribou, put on by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Soil health was a major topic of this year’s presentations, as growers and industry officials from Maine and other states look for ways to improve yields, […]

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Seacoast Online reports on upcoming beekeeping courses in Springvale

Seacoast Online reported registration is open for Beginner Bee School starting Feb. 9 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Students will learn the basics of bees, honey and keeping hives in this five-week introductory course, according to the article. Master Beekeeper Larry Peiffer, president of the York County Beekeepers’ Association, […]

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AP advances Maine Potato Conference and Trade Show in Caribou

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the 32nd annual Maine Potato Conference and Trade Show on Jan. 18 and 19 in Caribou. The conference brings together potato producers, farm workers and crop advisers to discuss topics such as soil health, agricultural technology and combating drought, according to the article. […]

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Application deadline extended for Master Gardener program, Times Record reports

The Times Record reported the deadline to apply for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program training in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties has been extended to Jan. 28. The 14-week training will be held 12:30–4 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 28 to May 30 at the Topsham Public Library. The program provides participants […]

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Republican Journal previews Handley’s presentation on growing berries

The Republican Journal reported David Handley, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist of vegetables and small fruits, will give a free talk at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Belfast Free Library. Handley will speak about how to grow strawberries and raspberries in your backyard, according to the article. Topics to be discussed […]

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UMaine Extension among recipients of Farm Credit funds, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program recently awarded $44,250 to 20 organizations to promote agriculture, support young and beginning farmer initiatives, and fund agricultural youth programs. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was among the recipients, receiving $1,000 to support the development of educational materials on child safety for farm families, according to […]

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Fond du Lac Reporter cites UMaine Extension as resource for growing cranberries

Fond du Lac Reporter of Wisconsin mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in the report, “Cranberries: Considerable for the home garden.” Although cranberries naturally grow in acid bogs or marshlands, they can be grown in the home garden as either an ornamental plant or an edible ground cover, according to the article. A separate […]

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