Cooperative Extension

UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar about compost and manure for home gardens

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension will offer a home gardening webinar about optimizing compost and manure use in the garden from 6–7:15 p.m. June 9. “Getting the Most Out of Compost and Manure” will cover what to look for when purchasing compost and manure, the benefits and considerations of […]

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UMaine Extension debuts new food and nutrition blog

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new blog that shares timely, research-based food and nutrition content in an easy-to-digest format. “Spoonful: Bite-Sized Food & Nutrition Information” is updated once to twice a week, with posts about new recipes, food preservation and food safety, grocery shopping on a budget, health tips and more.  UMaine […]

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Media advance 4-H virtual summer learning series

The Piscataquis Observer, the Bangor Daily News, the Sun Journal, Centralmaine.com and the Daily Bulldog promoted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on virtual summer learning series to be held from June 14 to Aug. 20. The series features more than 50 workshops open to youth ages 5–18, including the 4-H@UMaine experience provided by faculty, staff and students to highlight […]

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UMaine, UVM Extensions offer business course for maple syrup producers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension will offer a weekly four-part business management class for maple syrup producers online from 7–8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 8–29.  “Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers“ is designed to provide financial management education for maple business owners and the skills to understand […]

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Dill, Mortelliti cited in BDN story about mice, ticks

Griffin Dill, a pest management professional and manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab, and Alessio Mortelliti, a UMaine associate professor of wildlife habitat ecology, talked with the Bangor Daily News for a story about the role of the white-footed mouse in spreading Lyme disease. The Piscataquis Observer shared the BDN story.

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UMaine Extension offers free tomato seedlings June 5 in Presque Isle

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Aroostook County will be giving away cherry tomato seedlings from 10 a.m.–noon on Saturday, June 5, at the Aroostook Centre Mall parking lot, 830 Main St., Presque Isle, as part of the One Tomato Project.  UMaine Extension staff and members of Aroostook County Extension Homemakers and 4-H will be at […]

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Dill speaks to Ellsworth American about tick season

Griffin Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab manager, spoke with the Ellsworth American about tick season. Dill said the season is robust this year because of the mild winter and early spring. ”We’ve been seeing really high dog tick activity since the end of March,” he said.

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BDN interviews Garland about how to succeed at gardening

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kate Garland, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulture specialist, about how to succeed at gardening. “There are so many ways you can be successful with a garden,” she said. “Folks tend to get intimidated too easily.”

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Media advance dog clinic, offer registration reminder

Centralmaine.com advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s  hands-on program for youth ages 9 to 18 interested in learning more about dogs. The dog clinic is scheduled to run 8:30 a.m.–noon Saturday, June 12, at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. The Bangor Daily […]

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