Cooperative Extension

Lichtenwalner speaks to BDN about possible threat of avian flu coming to Maine

Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the possible threat of North American avian flu coming to Maine after a case was detected in eastern Canada. “We’re free of it right now but that could change really fast,” she […]

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Wiscasset Newspaper, BDN advances maple syrup workshop for beginners

The Wiscasset Newspaper and Bangor Daily News advanced an in-person maple syrup production workshop for beginners offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 29. The class, “Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101,” first meets at Shaw Brothers Construction Company, 341 Mosher Road, Gorham, and finishes at Nash Valley Farm, 79 Nash Road, […]

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VillageSoup story highlights Winter SustainME workshop

The VillageSoup highlighted the upcoming Winter SustainME Workshop aimed at providing adults sustainable food harvesting skills Feb. 19 at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. SustainME is a program designed by the 4-H Center and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Register for the program online. 

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UMaine Extension offers Virtual All About Maine Trees 4-H SPIN Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Virtual All About Maine Trees 4-H SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club for youth ages 9–16. The club will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 31, and Feb. 7, 14 and 22. The program also includes an optional in-person Maple Workshop Day on Feb. 26 in […]

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BDN report’s on Fuller’s retirement, legacy in garlic research, education

The Bangor Daily News reported on the retirement and legacy of Dave Fuller, a nontimber agriculture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. For nearly a quarter-century, Fuller has been teaching untold numbers of people ages 5 to 90 how to grow hardneck garlic. Together with UMaine Extension crops specialist Steven Johnson, Fuller also executed […]

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