Cooperative Extension

Moran quoted in Press Herald story on Maine’s bumper peach crop

The Portland Press Herald quoted Renae Moran, associate professor of pomology in the School of Food and Agriculture, in a story about this year’s highly successful peach crop. According to the article, peaches are difficult to grow in Maine and the crops for the past few years have been particularly unproductive. However, this year many […]

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Mainebiz quotes McConnon in story about the Bangor Mall

UMaine professor of economics, Jim McConnon was interviewed for a Mainebiz feature on changing retail trends at the Bangor Mall. With the closure of Macy’s, one of the mall’s four anchor stores, as well as several other smaller retailers, James Gerety, general manager of the Bangor Mall said evolution is necessary and exciting. McConnon said […]

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Sun Journal previews Franklin County 4-H Open Air Market

The Sun Journal announced that Franklin County’s 4-H Open Air Market is partnering with the Sandy River Farmers’ Market to give 4-H members ages 5-18 an opportunity to sell produce, baked goods and other items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in the District Court parking lot on Main Street in Farmington.

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Maine Sea Grant launches Oyster Trail of Maine

Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine has launched the Oyster Trail of Maine, an educational initiative to raise awareness and appreciation for Maine oysters. The project is an ongoing initiative of Maine Sea Grant, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, In A Half Shell, and participating oyster […]

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BDN reporter moonlights as counselor at Tanglewood 4-H Camp

A Bangor Daily News reporter published an article about her day as a counselor at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville. The article is part of a BDN series that spotlights important but often underappreciated summer work that occurs along the state’s midcoast. Tanglewood 4-H Camp was […]

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Jackson discusses elderberries on ‘Maine Calling’

Tori Jackson, an associate professor of agriculture and natural resources with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The topic of the show was the state’s elderberry crop, with a focus on the latest research, as well as the berry’s different applications and potential for […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H cited in Foster’s article on arts, healing nonprofit

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program was mentioned in a Foster’s Daily Democrat article about Laura Jaquays, an author, artist, teacher and founder of Art HOPE. The nonprofit arts and healing organization is dedicated to promoting creative wellness through free, expressive arts programs for people living with cancer or long-term illness and the […]

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Media advance Highland Blueberry Farm tour, Extension Association meeting

The Republican Journal and Morning Ag Clips reported Highland Blueberry Farm in Stockton Springs will host a farm and field tour in conjunction with the Waldo County Extension Association’s annual meeting at the farm Aug. 30. The public is invited to tour the farm at 94 Old County Road, discover its innovative products, and learn […]

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