Cooperative Extension

Mallory Interview in National ‘Foodie News’ Newsletter

The October national Foodie News newsletter, a publication of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, D.C., included  an article about locally grown wheat making a comeback in New England. It included an interview with Ellen Mallory, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension sustainable agriculture specialist, who explained that interest in local wheat began as […]

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Website Notes UMaine Research into Produce Washes

In a post about the best way to wash fruits and vegetables, the website ivillage cited research by UMaine Cooperative Extension and department of food science and human nutrition. The report notes UMaine research found that distilled water is the most effective way to remove pesticides and microbes. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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UMaine 4-H Camp Featured in Lewiston Newspaper

UMaine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond was the setting for a Lewiston Sun Journal story about Paris Elementary School children who spent two nights at the camp learning about the environment and technology. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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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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