Cooperative Extension

Jensen to lead hands-on science activities at Union library, VillageSoup reports

The Vose Library in Union is offering a variety of youth summer programs, VillageSoup reported. Fourth- through seventh-graders will have the opportunity to attend weekly hands-on science activities led by Kathryn Jensen, 4-H youth development professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Jensen will use the engineering design process to investigate the science of […]

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UMaine Extension beekeeping course mentioned in West End News column

A five-week beginner bee school offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association was mentioned in a West End News column about native Maine plants, birds and bees. The school is offered annually in southern Maine at the beginning of the year. The course is a great opportunity for new […]

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WGME cites UMaine Extension resources for report on growing strawberries

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) reported on Maine’s strawberry growing forecast. Late June is when the strawberry harvest typically begins, according to the report. Bill Bamford, co-owner of Maxwell’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth, spoke with WGME about his farm’s primary crop. He and his crew manage more than 10 acres of strawberries, according to the […]

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Peronto, UMaine Extension cited in Maine Homes article on gardening

Maine Homes by Down East magazine spoke with Marjorie Peronto, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator in Hancock County, for an article about gardening in Maine. “Our growing season is limited — that’s the biggest challenge,” said Peronto, co-author of “The New England Gardener’s Year” and “The Life in Your Garden.” “So you enjoy […]

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Aroostook Valley Baby Beef Club featured on WAGM

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) reported on the Aroostook Valley Baby Beef Club, offered through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program. Participants of the program learn first-hand where meals originate, and they spend hours raising steers destined for market, according to the report. It’s a big time investment for youth, ranging from […]

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Hargest recent guest on ‘Maine Calling’

Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show’s focus was growing a garden, with topics including planting, pruning, weeding, whacking and more.

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FDA food safety certification training June 26–28

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-recognized food safety certification workshop beginning June 26, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. The 20-hour workshop continues 8 a.m.–5 p.m. June 27 and 8 a.m–noon June 28. Workshop topics include how to create an FDA-compliant food safety […]

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Fiddlehead Focus spotlights food preservation workshops in the County

The Fiddlehead Focus advanced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation workshops in July in Houlton, Madawaska and Presque Isle. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis at 834.3905, 1.800.287.1421, sharon.paradis@maine.edu. Registration is online.

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AgrAbility, 4-H professionals talk with Tory Ryden on Positively Maine

University of Maine 4-H and Maine AgrAbility professionals participated in the WGAN radio podcast Positively Maine with Tory Ryden to discuss the 4-H experience and Maine AgrAbility. They included Dick Brzozowski, food system program administrator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and project director for Maine AgrAbility; Lisa Phelps, University of Maine Cooperative Extension interim […]

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BDN highlights Magic Lantern Innovation Lab and Learning Center

The Bangor Daily News wrote about the Maine 4-H Foundation raising $4 million to buy the Magic Lantern theater and pub in Bridgton to create the Magic Lantern Innovation Lab and Learning Center. University of Maine Cooperative Extension instructors will lead learning programs for youth ages 5–18 in the western Maine Lakes Region, according to […]

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