Cooperative Extension

Press Herald reports UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, SAD 44 receive grant

The Portland Press Herald reported the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond was awarded a six-year, $600,000 grant from the Lerner Foundation. Eight community organizations, each partnered with a local school district, will receive a grant as part of a larger effort to spur the post-secondary educational aspirations of rural […]

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Dill speaks with BDN about mosquito, tick season predictions

Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by Bangor Daily News for the article, “Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast.” The article states pests may be especially abundant this spring in the Northeast, according to the Bug Barometer, a bi-annual report produced by […]

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Down East magazine cites Morse, Bartlett in aquaculture article

Dana Morse and Chris Bartlett, professionals with the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, were quoted in a Down East magazine article on the state’s aquaculture industry. Maine’s traditional fishing culture is on the verge of forced change, the article states, but fishermen have been wary of an aquacultural shift. In […]

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Handley, Hutchinson speak with BDN about Food Safety Modernization Act session

David Handley, a vegetables and small fruits specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension; and Mark Hutchinson, a UMaine Extension educator and professor, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about an upcoming informational session for producers and growers. Clearing up some of the confusion surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act is the aim of […]

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Moran offers fruit tree pruning tips in BDN article

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture and with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article, “Early spring is still the right time to prune fruit trees.” “It’s still a good time to prune fruit trees, but […]

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VillageSoup previews Warren talk on pruning trees, shrubs

VillageSoup reported the Warren Historical Society will host a free talk on pruning trees and shrubs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. The talk will be led by Liz Stanley, who coordinates adult and youth gardening programs for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. Stanley will discuss how to […]

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UMaine Extension, Maine CDC to offer tick- and mosquito-borne disease training

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention are offering multiple sessions on tick- and mosquito-borne diseases. The training is designed to increase the number of community members who are informed about diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks. Sessions will focus on insect identification and exposure prevention. People who […]

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UMaine Extension harvesting tips included in AlterNet article on fiddleheads

Guidelines published by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension were included in the AlterNet article, “Why fiddlehead ferns are the new superfood you have to try this spring.” The article cites a bulletin written by David Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with UMaine Extension, that offers advice for identifying and picking ostrich […]

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