Cooperative Extension

Media promote 2023 Horticulture Keynote

The Franklin Journal, the Bangor Daily News and  Morning Ag Clips promoted the virtual 2023 Horticulture Keynote on the Wabanaki perspective on foodways, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Interested participants are invited to join Anthony Sutton, Passamaquoddy Tribe member from Sipayik and assistant professor of Native American […]

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UMaine Extension receives $750,000 to boost aquaculture learning tools 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has received a $750,000 grant to support the development and implementation of virtual reality and other innovative learning tools focused on aquaculture technology.  The grant, part of an $8.2 million funding effort by the National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to boost non-formal education, aims to increase awareness and […]

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‘Maine Gardner’ column explores fall blooming with Peterson, Hargest

A recent “Maine Gardner” column published in the Portland Press Herald and CentralMaine.com about fall blooms featured Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Bryan Peterson, a UMaine an assistant professor of horticulture. “I tend to view this precocious flowering as a phenomenon that follows periods of drought stress, so […]

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UMaine Extension offering forest health 4-H club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free, four-session 4-H club focused on forest health.  Designed for youth ages 8-11, the in-person club aims to explore the beauty and abundance of Maine’s local forests while learning about the importance and resilience of forests as ecosystems. Through hands-on activities, participants will create a “tree tale” […]

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The State highlights PFAS research at UMaine

In an article about the impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, on farms in South Carolina, The State noted that University of Maine researchers are “specifically looking at whether crops on highly contaminated land are drawing in the chemicals.” The report also shared a resource from University of Maine Cooperative Extension titled “Guide […]

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Dill discusses deer tick activity with BDN

Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management specialist and director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about tick activity in the fall. “So far, deer tick activity is normal for this time of year,” he said. “They will be active until temperatures remain consistently below freezing, which […]

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BDN interviews White about transporting livestock

Rachel White, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, shared guidance on how to transport livestock with the Bangor Daily News. “If you decide to haul animals, just know your limits and don’t be afraid to ask someone with more experience for help,” White said. “For the safety of you, […]

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