Cooperative Extension

Portland Newspaper Cites Extension’s Harvest for Hunger Program

The Portland Press Herald carried an article about another community garden at a school site in South Portland, which is dedicating three rows of produce for donation to charity through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Harvest for Hunger program. The garden is at Hinckley Park. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Extension’s Kittridge Receiving 2012 Hikel Award

Charles Kittridge, former agricultural engineer with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for 31 years until his retirement in 1986 will receive the 2012 Barbara Hikel Award for exemplary volunteer service to the university after retirement. He’ll receive the award during a luncheon Tuesday, June 5 at noon with UMaine President Paul Ferguson at the […]

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Press Herald Features 4-H ‘Sensory Science’ Workshop

A column in the Portland Press Herald describes a “sensory science” experience her children had at a recent University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H workshop led by Extension food science specialist and professor Beth Calder. Calder introduced a group of youngsters to sensory and taste testing of different types of Oreo cookies, and encouraged the […]

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Harvest for Hunger Program Featured in Press Herald

In a story about employee-managed corporate gardens, the Portland Press Herald featured University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Harvest for Hunger program and UMaine Extension educator Barbara Murphy, who helps run the program. Murphy said hunger in Maine is usually represented by poor nutrition resulting from people not having the money to buy fresh fruits and […]

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Economist in Article on Bond Rating

UMaine Cooperative Extension specialist and School of Economics Professor Jim McConnon was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald article about bond ratings for the state of Maine. McConnon said Maine must consider the guidance and rationale provided by the rating agencies because that could signal what happens in the future, but the rating itself is […]

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McConnon Interviewed for Tourist Season Report

Comments from University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon about the coming tourist season were included in a Maine Public Broadcasting Network report. McConnon and others involved with the tourism industry agreed the improving economy likely will mean a strong tourism season. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Newspaper Interviews Speaker for Upcoming UMaine Lecture

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Lilly Ledbetter, a national pioneer for equal pay, in advance of Ledbetter’s talk Saturday, June 2 in Orono. Ledbetter is the keynote speaker for this year’s Maine NEW Leadership, an initiative for Maine women in college who are interested in become involved in politics. Mary Cathcart, co-director of the conference […]

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Dill Comments in Buggleblue Feature

University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist and professor of biology Jim Dill was interviewed for a Bangor Daily News feature article about a local family’s home-made insect repellant, Buggleblue. Dill said he expects mosquito and black fly populations to be, or to seem, about normal this year. He also discussed some of the […]

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News Report Features Extension’s Senior Companions

The Channel 7 (WVII) May 23 evening news report featured the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Senior Companion Program, which matches older volunteers with elders, many of whom are living at home alone, to provide companionship, conversation and camaraderie. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Horticulturist Stack in Toxic Giant Hogweed TV Report

University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor and ornamental horticulturist Lois Berg Stack was interviewed for a May 23 Channel 7 (WVII) news report how to handle giant hogweed, a large, attractive plant with a chemical in its sap that burns the skin when exposed to sunlight. State horticulturists suggest eradicating the weed, but only after […]

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