Cooperative Extension

Babkirk in Story on Extension’s Falmouth Facility

Comments from Doug Babkirk, associate director of UMaine Cooperative Extension, were included in a Falmouth Forecaster story about Extension’s plans for a new Cumberland County learning center and office facility in Falmouth. The University of Maine System Board of Trustees recently approved the Tidewater Farm Regional Learning Center, a collaboration involving UMaine, the Cumberland County […]

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Helping Grow Healthy Kids: FoodCorps Chooses UMaine Cooperative Extension as a Partner for its Ten-State Launch

Contact: Debra Eschmeyer at (419) 905-8612 Ellen Libby at (207) 832-0343 High-caliber organizations with demonstrated experience implementing Farm to School and school garden programs selected as inaugural host sites for 2011 NEW YORK CITY –  FoodCorps, a new national AmeriCorps school garden and Farm to School service program, has selected University of Maine Cooperative Extension […]

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LED Alternatives Offer Efficient Holiday Lighting

Contact: Donna Coffin, (207) 564-3301 As this year’s holiday celebrants dig out some of the the same old holiday lights they’ve been using for years, Donna Coffin, UMaine Cooperative Extension educator in the Piscataquis County office, advises there are many new LED lighting options available to both reflect the holiday spirit and reduce electric bills […]

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McConnon, Jones Interviewed about Holiday Sales Projections

Jim McConnon, UMaine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics, was interviewed for a Nov. 22 news report on Channel 5 (WABI) about consumer shopping forecasts in advance of Nov. 26, the traditional Black Friday shopping bonanza, which can help retailers bolster their businesses and put ledgers in the black. McConnon and Nory Jones, associate […]

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Murphy in Sunday Telegram Harvest Story

Comments from Barbara Murphy of UMaine Cooperative Extension were included in a Maine Sunday Telegram story about the 2010 Maine growing season.  The story notes that farmers and gardeners donated more than 200,000 pounds of produce through Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program.  That’s more than double last year’s yield of 87,319 pounds.

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Conroy Comments in Holiday Shopping Story

Comments from Jane Conroy of the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty are included in a Central Maine Morning Sentinel story providing advice about budgeting during the holiday season.  In the story, Conroy also points to her recent research about the economic value of shopping locally.

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Cleveland Newspaper Picks Up Extension Shopping Tip

In an article listing tips for holiday shopping, the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper gave a suggestion from UMaine’s Cooperative Extension. The suggestion was for parents who bring children shopping to give the child something to do during the shopping excursion, such as looking for an item organizing coupons.

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Cooperative Extension Specialist Recommends Alternatives to Expensive Gifts

Contact: Leslie Forstadt (207) 581-3487 or leslie.forstadt@maine.edu It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to holiday shopping – and the pressure of buying the perfect gift or making sure no one is forgotten. University of Maine Cooperative Extension Child and Family Development Specialist Leslie Forstadt says there are plenty of alternative gift ideas for […]

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Extension Researcher in News Report

Laura Wilson from the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty was featured in a WLBZ (Channel 2) news story about the importance of having well water tested for contaminants.  The report says that more than half of Mainers get their water from wells.

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Jackson in Sun Journal Turkey Story

Comments from Tori Jackson of UMaine Cooperative Extension were included in a Sunday Lewiston Sun Journal story about Thanksgiving alternatives to turkey.  She provided some historical context about how turkey came to be associated with the holiday meal.

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