Cooperative Extension

Lancaster Farming shares Cooperative Extension’s ideas for cranberries

Lancaster Farming mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in its story about cranberries — which it called a great fruit all year long. Creative ways to use cranberries, according to the University of Maine Extension, include adding them to quick breads, salads, relishes, salsas, chutneys and desserts, and as an ingredient in cranberry mustard.

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Make family gifts from the kitchen with UMaine Extension 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free program about making edible holiday gifts beginning 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Porter Memorial Library in Machias. Classes meet each Tuesday through Dec. 17.  “Family Gifts from the Kitchen” will focus on creating mixes using basic ingredients and learning healthy eating tips. Jars, ingredients and […]

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Maine AgrAbility hosts webinar about assistive technology financing

Maine AgrAbility will host a free webinar about alternative financing programs for assistive technology 3–4 p.m. EST Dec. 5. The webinar will examine services and resources available through the programs. Questions will be taken after the presentation.  Register online by Dec. 2; instructions for access will be sent to registrants.  Maine AgrAbility, a collaborative project […]

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UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training accepting applications

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteers training in Penobscot and Somerset counties. Classes will meet weekly Feb. 25 through May 21, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., primarily at the UMaine Extension Penobscot office in Bangor. Classes resume for four weeks in September.  Live video conference sites also will be […]

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Morning Ag Clips announces registration open for Master Gardener Volunteer training

Morning Ag Clips announced registration is open for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer training program in Penobscot and Somerset counties. Classes will meet weekly 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Feb. 25 through May 21, and will resume for four weeks in September. Classes primarily will meet at the UMaine Extension Penobscot office […]

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Stanley quoted in Pine Tree Watch feature on veteran gardener 

Liz Stanley, community education assistant with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Pine Tree Watch article on veteran gardener Sharon Turner. Turner teaches three adult education classes and is a resource for midcoast residents who seek to create more wildlife-friendly landscapes, according to the article. Turner’s classes take students into the […]

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CNN cites UMaine Extension in report on how to not waste produce 

Information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension was included in the CNN report, “How to stop throwing away your veggies and fruit.” The article included tips on how to choose the freshest fruits and vegetables, clean and store them properly and be assured at least a few more days of usable life. The report […]

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Outdoors columnist shares Dill’s tick advice

Outdoors columnist V. Paul Reynolds recently shared information about ticks provided by Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, who appeared as a guest on his call-in radio program, “Maine Outdoors.” Along with Lyme disease, deer ticks carry other bacteria and viruses, including babesiosis and anaplasmosis, the article states. […]

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Devin featured in Press Herald article on farming among veterans

Anne Devin, veteran outreach coordinator for the Maine AgrAbility program, was featured in the Portland Press Herald article, “Former Marine turned to farming and helps other vets do the same.” Maine AgrAbility is a University of Maine Cooperative Extension program that provides farmers help overcoming disabilities, both physical and emotional. Devin said she has identified […]

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Morning Ag Clips runs release highlighting Forstadt’s Extension awards

Morning Ag Clips ran a media release about Leslie Forstadt receiving the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Distinguished Service Award. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and human development specialist also earned a first-place Communications Team Award for the “Growing Maine” video series that highlights farmers and producers sharing […]

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