Cooperative Extension

Maine 4-Hers team up with Microsoft to become ‘Tech Changemakers’

Five teen leaders from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Washington County 4-H are committed to bringing positive change to the local community by leveraging the power of technology to tackle the issue of food insecurity. With support from the National 4-H Council and Microsoft Philanthropies, the 4-H Tech Changemakers are interviewing Washington County community […]

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Drummond speaks with WABI about beekeeping

Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology at the University of Maine and the insect pest management and blueberry extension pollination specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by WABI (Channel 5) for a two-part series on beekeeping in Maine. The popularity of beekeeping is increasing — there are over 1,000 beekeepers […]

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Cooperative Extension 4-H Blueberry Cove Camp featured in St. George Dragon

An article in the The St. George Dragon featured Blueberry Cove Camp, part of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program, which is taking initiative to involve youth in food systems education. The camp, located in Tenants Harbor and running from the end of June through most of August, gives children all the traditional […]

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Morning Ag Clips reports on UMaine Extension’s tips for using June produce

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help find, grow, use and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. The UMaine Extension website offers bulletins to fit the season, including June favorites such as Let’s Preserve Strawberries, Let’s Preserve: Jellies, James, Spreads, Freezing Fruits and Vegetables and Fruits for […]

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Dill interviewed for BDN article on beavers

Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed for the Bangor Daily News article, “Here’s what to do when a beaver family moves to your property.” Dill discussed the positive and negative aspects of having beavers in your yard, and explained that, “You need to ask yourself […]

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Maine 4-H featured in 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase

A video of Sandy Copel-Parsons, a 4-H community education assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Machias, is included in the National Science Foundation’s 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase. Copel-Parsons is a representative for Maine 4-H, a partner in the STEM Guides program. The showcase is a way for more than 200 […]

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BDN interviews Jackson about invasive flowers

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Tori Jackson, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor of agriculture and natural resources, for an article about invasive flowers in Maine. Yellow iris, ornamental jewelweed and black swallow-wort may be pretty, but they can smother the state’s native flora and provide less-nutritious food for native fauna, according […]

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BDN interviews Garland about growing crops in boxes, baskets

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about how to grow crops in hanging baskets and window boxes. Garland cited watering as the biggest challenge when it comes to hanging crops. With water escaping out of the bottom of the container, it […]

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