Cooperative Extension

Report on UMaine Extension’s Healthy Beaches Program

The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Maine Healthy Beaches program, administered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was the subject of a Bangor Daily News article in which environmentalists complained that communities with beaches with unhealthful water quality often don’t post public warnings. A DEP spokesperson said the program is a data-collection and assessment […]

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Dill Comments in Garden Status Report

University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist Jim Dill was interviewed by the Morning Sentinel for a gardening status update. The summer’s extreme weather fluctuations have caused problems for some vegetable gardens, but Dill says hay is growing exceptionally well. The report also appeared in the Portland Press Herald. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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News Media Cover Danes’ Farms Tours

Several news organizations, including Bangor TV stations Channel 2 (WLBZ), Channel 7 (WVII) and Channel 8 (WAGM) in Presque Isle, carried reports about 35 organic grain and dairy farmers from Denmark who this week are visiting several Maine farms as part of an international exchange organized by University of Maine Cooperative Extension sustainable agriculture specialist […]

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Food Safety Specialist Offers Grilling, Picnic Advice

With thousands of Maine residents and tourists preparing for Fourth of July grilling and picnicking, University of Maine Cooperative Extension food safety expert Jason Bolton in the UMaine Extension Bangor office is available to discuss food handling and cooking tips to keep food-borne illnesses at bay. Bolton also discusses food safety while camping or hiking […]

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UMaine Extension Pasture Walk Set for July 10

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of New Hampshire will host a pasture walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at Balfour Farm in Pittsfield. The event will include presentations about organic dairy farms, pasture intakes and dairy cow diets. The pasture walk is open to the public and […]

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Handley Interviewed for Press Herald Strawberries Feature

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley discussed this year’s early strawberry season in a Portland Press Herald feature article, which included recipes for cooking with strawberries. The article also noted a July 10 Cooperative Extension class in Falmouth on making, canning and freezing strawberry jam. Contact: George Manlove, (207) […]

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Handley Discusses Healthy but Early Strawberry Crop

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley was interviewed for a Channel 6 (WCSH) report on this year’s strawberry crop, which he said is healthy and early. Handley said locally grown strawberries have more flavor and nutrition because they are allowed to fully ripen before harvest, while berries grown elsewhere […]

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