Cooperative Extension

Water Quality Researchers Interviewed

The Central Maine Morning Sentinel interviewed two UMaine researchers in advance of an upcoming private well water quality issues conference in Connecticut which they will both attend. John Peckenham, director of the Maine Water Resources Research Institute at UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center, who will deliver a talk about analyzing contaminants in private drinking […]

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Jemison on climate change panel

John Jemison of the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty was one of several experts discussing climate change at a Common Ground Fair public policy discussion on Saturday in Unity.  As reported in a Sunday Maine Today Media (Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Central Maine Morning Sentinel) story, Jemison reported on his discussions with farmers about how […]

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Highmoor Farm Apple, Pumpkin Sale Oct. 14 at UMaine

The annual apple and pumpkin sale held on the Orono campus by staff at Highmoor Farm, the UMaine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture fruit and vegetable research facility in Monmouth, is scheduled for Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre behind Fogler Library. Details are included on […]

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Newspaper Report on UN Health Expert’s Visit

The Bangor Daily News had an article about a visit to the UMaine campus by United Nations hunger expert Douglass Coutts, who spoke Wednesday at Buchanan Alumni House. John Rebar, UMaine Cooperative Extension director, announced the formation of a UMaine chapter of Universities Fighting World Hunger which will be organized by M. Susan Erich, a […]

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Aquaculture Research Noted

UMaine’s research into the area of integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) was noted in a Working Waterfront story co-written by Catherine Schmitt, the communications coordinator for the UMaine-based Maine Sea Grant. The story cited research into the relationship between mussels and salmon to influence each other’s health, which is currently being overseen by Ian Bricknell, director […]

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UMaine Scientists to Appear in MPBN Series

The Lewiston Sun Journal has a story about the Maine Public Broadcasting Network series “Sustainable Maine,” which will feature scientists from UMaine and other educational institutions around the state as they work together with fishermen and loggers. The series will show how the group seeks to balance economic growth with environmental sensitivity and local traditions […]

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Extension Horticulturist Interviewed on Fall Planting

UMaine Cooperative Extension Horticulturist Lois Berg Stack was interviewed by I-95 (95.7 FM) Cumulus Broadcasting Inc. for a news report on fall planting. Stack, a professor of sustainable agriculture, said fall is a good time for putting in bulbs such as garlic because they can take root during the winter. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Newspaper Advances Water Quality Conference

Two UMaine researchers will attend the 2011 Northeast Private Well Symposium later this year, according to a Bangor Daily News story. John Peckenham, director of the Maine Water Resources Research Institute at the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center, and Laura Wilson, assistant scientist at UMaine’s Cooperative Extension, will present research on water […]

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Kersbergen comments in agriculture story

Rick Kersbergen of the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty provided comment for a Portland Daily Sun story about community supported agriculture efforts in Maine.  Kersbergen also noted that Maine is the only state that is seeing the age of its average farmer going down.

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TV Report on Cooperative Extension’s Role in Food Corps

The TV magazine show “207,” which airs on Maine’s NBC affiliates, featured UMaine Cooperative Extension Educator Ellen Libby who discussed Extension’s role in FoodCorps, a new national program aims to train young adults for careers in food and agriculture, and educate people about how to eat healthier. UMaine Cooperative Extension is one of 10 national […]

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