Cooperative Extension

Media share UMaine Extension series for parents and caregivers

The Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot, Piscataquis Observer and Sun Journal reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension will start a free six-session online educational series for parents and caregivers on Oct. 4 from 1–2:30 p.m. “Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success” will focus on managing daily household tasks; meal planning and budgeting; […]

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Maine cattlemen’s college features forage nutrition, pasture health

For the fifth year, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will host the Maine Cattlemen’s College on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., at the J. F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. This year’s event will focus on forage and include topics such […]

Read more features Hargest and Gardens at Tidewater Farm featured Pamela Hargest, a horticulturist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and her role overseeing the Gardens at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth, which grows food and flowers for donations to food pantries and other charities. Hargest has managed the project since the start of the 2018 growing season with the help of 40 regular […]

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UMaine Extension boosts programs focused on farmer wellness and resilience

Using federal funds aimed at helping farm owners and workers manage stress, University of Maine Cooperative Extension bolstered its efforts to improve mental health awareness and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families. In 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) began distributing $28 million in funding […]

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UMaine Tick Lab cited in News Center Maine article about Alpha-gal

In an article about a Maine woman spreading the word about Alpha-gal, a lifelong allergy to red meat spread through the bite of a lone star tick, News Center Maine cited the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, noting that the number of Lone Star ticks found in Maine is still very small. WTIC-TV […]

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Media share UMaine Extension 4-H volunteer training

The Daily Bulldog, Morning Ag Clips, Bangor Daily News, and Piscataquis Observer shared University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s two-part online training for adults interested in becoming 4-H volunteers from 6–7 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 26.The training is free; registration is required by Oct. 12. Register on the event webpage. 

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BDN shares UMaine Extension dog training clinic

The Bangor Daily News noted that University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a dog training clinic from 8 a.m.–noon on Oct. 8 at the University of Maine J. Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road. The clinic is open to all youth ages 9–18; owning a dog is not required. […]

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