Cooperative Extension

Maple Grading School this Week in Skowhegan

Contact: Kathy Hopkins at 474-9622 SKOWHEGAN — The sixth annual Maple Grading School is scheduled for Thursday Dec. 3 and Friday Dec. 4 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive in Skowhegan. Maine will host this event for the first time.  It brings together maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, […]

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UMaine Extension Water Education Training Dec. 8

Contact: Laura Wilson (207) 581-2971 lwilson@umext.maine.edu ORONO, Me. —University of Maine Cooperative Extension Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) training is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Hampden Town Office on Western Ave.  The training will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4:30 p,m. Registration is $30 and includes the Project WET activity guide. […]

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New Holiday Light Options Can Cut Electric Bills

Contact: Donna Coffin, Extension educator, 207-564-3301, dcoffin@extension.umaine.edu DOVER-FOXCROFT — The holiday season is here and many homeowners and renters celebrate the spirit of the season with indoor and outdoor holiday lights. Elaborate lighting displays, however, can result in elevated electric bills. Donna Coffin, UMaine Cooperative Extension educator in the Piscataquis County office, advises that holiday […]

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Extension Advice on Maine Food for November

Contact: Kathy Savoie, (207) 780-4205 ORONO, Me. — With fall comes the arrival of local cranberries and many Mainers believe that no fall or winter holiday table would be complete without at least one cranberry item. Cranberries can be added to countless dishes, from quick breads, yeast breads, salads, relishes, salsas and chutneys to soups, […]

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New Resource for Information About Maine’s Climate

Contact Catherine Schmitt (catherine_schmitt@umit.maine.edu) ORONO – Recognizing the need for a centralized, neutral source of climate information specific to Maine, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant today announced the launch of Maine Climate News at http://extension.umaine.edu/maineclimatenews. Produced in partnership with Maine State Climatologist George Jacobson, the site is intended to be a […]

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New Parenting Class for Expectant Parents in Machias

Contact: Deb Eckart (207) 255-3345 MACHIAS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Downeast Health Services, Family First: Parents Are Teachers Too, and other local programs have will collaboratively provide a two-part parenting class in November. The classes are scheduled for Nov. 10 and 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office […]

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UMaine Extension Offers Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Lisbon Falls

Contact: Dana Rickman, 207-353-5550 LISBON FALLS, Me. – University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Lisbon Falls-based staff will offer an eight-week Master Gardener volunteers course starting March 23, 2010. The deadline to request an application is Nov. 13, 2009 and completed applications are due by Jan. 8, 2010. UMaine Extension Educator Tori Jackson will collaborate with […]

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UMaine Extension Watershed Survey Training Set

Contact: Laura Wilson at (207) 581-2971 MILO, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will prove Watershed Survey training on Monday Oct. 19 at the Milo town office.  The training will run from 6-8 p.m. and regirstration is free. Participants will learn to identify and document erosion in the Schoodic Lake watershed.  This watershed survey will take […]

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UMaine Extension Schedules Sheep and Goat Nutrition Seminar

Contact: Richard Brzozowski at (207) 780-4205 Fairfield, ME — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a day-long sheep and goat nutrition seminar on Saturday, October 24. The session is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kennebec Valley Community College’s Carter Hall Auditorium in Fairfield. Sheep and goat numbers are increasing as small farms spring […]

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Potatoes, Apples and Cider: Maine Foods for October

Contact: Kathy Savoie, (207) 780-4205 ORONO, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension recommends its bulletins on in-season fruits and vegetables for consumers looking for information about using, preserving and storing agricultural products such as apples and potatoes. Popular October bulletins such as “Let’s Preserve Apples” and “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Potatoes and Safe Home Cider […]

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