Cooperative Extension

Media advance virtual food preservation workshop

The Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot, the Sun Journal, the Boothbay Register, Morning Ag Clips and The Irregular promoted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension webinar scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept 23. “Dehydrating and Freezing for Food Preservation” will focus on safe food preservation by demonstrating blanching, freezing and dehydration techniques. Find more information and a registration link online.

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Centralmaine.com advances gardening field day Sept. 11

Centralmaine.com promoted the annual University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers field day at Rogers Farm from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sept. 11. The event, which will be held rain or shine, is free and open to the public. More information is online.

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Sun Journal, Centralmaine.com discuss raising farm animals with Domin

The Sun Journal and Centralmaine.com talked with Natalie Domin, a University of Maine student studying animal and veterinary sciences, about raising and training livestock, and preparing them to be shown at agricultural fairs. Domin’s grandparents operated a dairy farm in Richmond and her mother leads the Cumberland County 4-H sheep club. “We come from a farming family, and […]

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Piscataquis Observer, Morning Ag promote Lunch and Learn, pressure gauge testing

The Piscataquis Observer and Morning Ag Clips advanced a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Lunch and Learn session at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Piscataquis County Extension office. The topic of this in-person workshop is dehydrating apples. Free canner pressure gauge testing will also be conducted on site from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the UMaine Extension […]

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UMaine Extension hosts field day Sept. 11 at Rogers Farm

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program will host its annual field day 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 11 at Rogers Farm demonstration garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. All activities will be held outdoors.   The family-friendly event will include children’s activities, melon tastings and information about native plants, pollinator-friendly gardening, soil testing […]

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UMaine Extension hosts corn silage growers meeting Sept. 9

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an outdoor meeting for corn silage growers 10 a.m.–noon Sept. 9 at Misty Meadows Farm, 308 Hill Road, Clinton.  Attendees will be able to examine and learn about corn silage varieties planted at the host farm, and join discussions on seed treatments, weed control and cover crops. Corn […]

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Centralmaine.com, Sun Journal advance native plants series

Centralmaine.com and the Sun Journal promoted a two-part webinar series from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension focused on supporting pollinators with native plants. “Why Native Plants” is scheduled for noon on Sept. 9. Part two, “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden,” is scheduled for noon on Sept. 23. More information about the events, which are hosted […]

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Lakes Region Weekly talks with Jennings about 4-H innovation lab

The Lakes Region Weekly talked with Susan Jennings, University of Maine Cooperative Extension director of the 4-H Foundation, about the purchase of the Magic Lantern Theater in Bridgton, which will be transformed into an innovation lab and learning hub for youth. The Bridgton News and Centralmaine.com also reported on the development project.

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