Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension offers resources to producers during hay shortage

Many livestock and equine owners in Maine purchase all of their hay and forage needs for winter. While this year’s growing season started out well, forage growth was reduced due to low rainfall in most of the state, especially for second and third hay cuttings.  According to University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Rick Kersbergen, […]

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Media highlight Extension’s rural youth STEM education initiative

The Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips and The Piscataquis Observer shared a news release about University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension, developing and delivering remote STEM and agricultural sciences programming to rural K–12 students across the three-state region. The U.S. […]

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Coffin, Knight speak to BDN about benefits of mules

University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Donna Coffin and UMaine Extension state livestock specialist Colt Knight spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the benefits of having mules. “They seem to be hardier than horses, (which is) that hybrid vigor kicking in,” Coffin said. “They are very effective guard animals, as long as the mule […]

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UMaine Extension offers Thanksgiving recipes, food safety tips

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has several resources to help prepare a safe and healthy Thanksgiving meal. Before buying that turkey, UMaine Extension associate professor and registered dietitian Kate Yerxa suggests “planning for one to 1 ½ pounds of turkey per person. This will provide enough for the meal and leftovers for turkey sandwiches or […]

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Maine AgrAbility, Extension develop farming resources for veterans

Maine AgrAbility and University of Maine Cooperative Extension have developed resources specifically for Maine military veterans who are farming or want to know more about farming in Maine. Maine AgrAbility Veteran Resources includes a checklist for veterans looking for farm employment, UMaine Extension’s publication Guide to Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program Resources in Maine and links […]

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Ferrini-Mundy delivers Knapp Lecture to APLU

A Public Voice, the newsletter of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), reported that University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy delivered the Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Lecture online on Oct. 28. The President’s address, “Positives in Pandemics: The Increased Need and Importance of Extension During Times of Crisis,” focused on UMaine Cooperative Extension […]

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