Cooperative Extension

Hermon Youngster Noted for Completion of Extension Program

A Bangor Daily News article on twin brothers Matthew and Ben Nichols noted that Matt Nichols became last spring one of the youngest people to complete UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener program, which includes 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. Nichols had special permission to enroll because he is […]

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New York Newspaper Notes UMaine Bee Research

The Watertown Daily Times of northern New York state had a report on researchers who are studying the collapse of native bee colonies in the eastern U.S., and noted a federal grant to study the health of bee colonies, in which UMaine Cooperative Extension professor of insect ecology and insect pest management Frank Drummond is […]

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MPBN Interviews Drummond on Bee Study Collaboration

Maine Public Broadcasting Network interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor of insect ecology and insect pest management Frank Drummond on Monday for a news report on a research project on the decline of native bee populations in the eastern U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has award researchers from UMaine, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Cornell […]

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Libby Interviewed for FoodCorps Story

UMaine Cooperative Extension Educator Ellie Libby was interviewed by the Kennebec Journal for a story about FoodCorps, a new national service organization that is an offshoot of AmeriCorps. UMaine was one of 10 national partners selected to participate in the program. Libby told the newspaper Maine has the maximum number of FoodCorps service members than […]

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Dill comments in Sunday Telegram flea story

Jim Dill, a pest management specialist on the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty, was quoted in a Maine Sunday Telegram story about fleas and how to manage them in a household setting.  Dill points out that ridding a home of fleas is a tricky proposition, but that regular vacuuming is key.

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4-H Camp Grant in Newspaper

UMaine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Woodstock will share in a $692,736 federal grant to implement physical activity and nutrition programs for every student in Oxford County, according to a news story in the Lewiston Sun Journal. The grant includes funding for an experiential education coordinator who will be an employee of the 4-H […]

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Report on Link Between Global Warming and Foliage

An Associated Press report, which included a comment from Esperanza Stancioff of UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant on the possible links between global warming and changes to the timing of the fall foliage season ran in several media outlets. USA Today included Stancioff’s comment that things are changing, but the question is how […]

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Newspaper Features Senior Companion Program

The Bangor Daily News ran a feature about the 30th anniversary of UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Senior Companion Program. Ann Swain, the statewide director of the program, was quoted about the volunteers who are connected with homebound senior citizens. Debra Eckart, the program administrator for Cooperative Extension, said in an interview the first site east of […]

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Extension Educator in Story About Timing of Fall Foliage

UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator Esperanza Stancioff was quoted in an Associated Press wire story about the changes in timing to the arrival of fall foliage, and the possible link to climate change. Stancioff, who runs the “Signs of the Seasons” phenology project in which gardeners, 4-H programs, teachers, students […]

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