Cooperative Extension

Report on UMaine Extension’s Maine Meat Initiative

Foster’s Daily Democrat posted a UMaine news release about the new University of Maine Cooperative Extension “More Maine Meat” initiative, which seeks to improve economic returns for livestock producers in Maine, in addition to growing the meat industry with more forage-based resources. The project involves a partnership between UMaine Extension and the Maine Sustainable Agriculture […]

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Central Maine Weekly Notes Master Gardener Classes

The Town Line newspaper in China carried a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release about the Master Gardener Program accepting applications for prospective volunteers in Kennebec and Waldo counties. The program provides participants with more than 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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UMaine Extension’s Moran Comments on Poor Apple Crop

The Bangor Daily News interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension tree fruit specialist Renae Moran for a report on this year’s poor apple crops. She said the erratic pre-season weather — an abnormally warm spring and a late killing frost — has reduced the yield. Moran estimated the harvest will be about 700,000 bushels statewide and that […]

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Newspaper Features UMaine Extension FoodCorps Garden

The Bangor Daily News published an article about the work of FoodCorps representative Genna Cherichello, who has overseen the growth of community gardens in the Rockland area. FoodCorps is a national program, administered in Maine by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, to introduce young people to healthful foods and gardening. Cherichello also is organizing […]

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UMaine Extension Role’s in Community Garden Noted

An article in the Coastal Journal about a particularly successful community garden in Brunswick to benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program noted that the inspiration for the 2.5-acre plot came in part from a Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust conversation with University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Richard Brzozowski in the Cumberland County office. Contact: George […]

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Global Fruit and Vegetable Site Carries Blueberry Update

The Fresh Plaza news website for companies operating in the global fruit and vegetable sector carried an article recently posted in the Ellsworth American’s Fenceviewer website that included comments from University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and blueberry specialist David Yarborough. Yarborough said that the lack of rain in August forced some blueberry growers without […]

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UMaine Experts in Article on Potato Harvest

A Maine Today Media story about how a lack of rain could stunt this year’s upcoming potato harvest includes interviews with Steven Johnson, a crop specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Gregory Porter, a professor of crop management. Johnson said the prized Russet Burbank potatoes could die without enough water and those […]

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UMaine’s Morse Interviewed for Seaweed Workshop Report

Dana Morse, a member of the Marine Extension Team and a Maine Sea Grant researcher based at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, was interviewed for a Channel 5 (WABI) news report on a workshop held at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast to discuss the value and commercial potential of native […]

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UMaine Sponsoring Tree Tour of Oat Nuts Park in Portland

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a tree identification tour in Oat Nuts Park in Portland from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Portland city arborist Jeff Tarling will lead a tour through the park and down to the Presumpscot River Preserve. Oat Nuts Park, on Summit Street, is the gateway […]

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