Cooperative Extension

Morning Ag Clips previews Great Maine Apple Day, preservation workshop

Morning Ag Clips previewed the annual Great Maine Apple Day, which will be held noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Common Ground Education Center in Unity. The event is sponsored by MOFGA, FEDCO and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Featured presentations will include “Growing Healthy Apple […]

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Turner Publishing, Advertiser Democrat advance Oxford County Extension open house

Turner Publishing and Advertiser Democrat reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County office will host its annual fall open house from 2–6 p.m. Oct. 18. The event offers a chance for community members to mingle and meet staff, including Sara Johnson, UMaine Extension 4-H professional, and Emma Fournier, Extension horticulture community education assistant, who […]

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Expanding Your Horizons seeks volunteers for Oct. 15

Expanding Your Horizons is an annual conference at the University of Maine dedicated to inspiring girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.  This year, more than 300 middle school girls will come to UMaine on Tuesday, Oct. 15 for presentations, workshops and other hands-on STEM activities with scientists […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Moran about Maine’s apple crop 

The Ellsworth American spoke with Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about this year’s apple crop. The 2019 Maine apple crop is sweet but not abundant, The Ellsworth American reported. “The color is excellent thanks […]

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Coffin quoted in BDN article on chicken that breaks into home to lay egg

Donna Coffin, an educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about Kate McCormick’s 6-month-old Dominique egg-laying hen’s new routine at her Waldo homestead. “I was awake and the back door was open and before I knew it, I could hear a chicken walking up the stairs […]

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Beef quality assurance and low-stress handling workshop Oct. 15

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a beef quality assurance and low-stress cattle handling workshop 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Findview Farm in Gorham.  Workshop topics include differences between grass- and grain-fed beef, key issues with Maine-raised beef cattle and beef quality assurance, and demonstrations of low-stress handling techniques. Participants will have the […]

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Moran talks apples on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling.” The show focused on the science, business and joy of apple growing and picking in Maine. 

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