Cooperative Extension

Bartlett discusses Eastport’s sardine industry history on PRI’s ‘The World’

Chris Bartlett, a finfish aquaculture specialist at the University of Maine, spoke with Public Radio International’s “The World” for the report, “From gutting sardines to shipping pregnant cows, this Maine port wants your business.” Eastport went from having a peak population of just more than 5,000 in 1900, to an estimated 1,352 residents today, according […]

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Yarborough cited by media about plight of blueberry industry

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story about difficulties in the blueberry business. A glut of frozen blueberries has led to depressed prices and farmers are absorbing huge losses, according to the article. This summer, farmers may not pick berries because they’d […]

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VillageSoup advances Highland Blueberry Farm, annual Extension meeting

VillageSoup previewed the Highland Blueberry Farm tour in conjunction with the Waldo County Extension Association’s annual meeting 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at 94 Old County Road, Stockton Springs. ​The public is invited to discover ​the farm’s products and learn about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Waldo County. Theresa and Tom Gaffney have […]

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Sun Journal advances book talk by McCarty

The Sun Journal reported Kate McCarty, food preservation community education assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will  read from and discusses her newest book, “Distilled In Maine: A History of Libations, Temperance & Craft Spirits,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Lithgow Library in Augusta. McCarty’s book details the evolution of Maine’s […]

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Media cite UMaine Extension food preservation tips, resources

Morning Ag Clips and Sun Journal published recommendations and resources provided by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to preserve fruits and vegetables that are ripe in August. UMaine Extension publishes information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables. One tip is to add one tablespoon of bottled lemon […]

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Take a weed identification walk with UMaine Extension

Got weeds? University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a weed identification walk 6–8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Stutzman’s Farm Stand and Bakery in Sangerville. UMaine Extension educator Donna Coffin will lead the walk and discuss weeds common to vegetable, fruit and other cultivated crops. References to help identify weeds and management strategies will be […]

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Members of 4-H Club show livestock at Bangor State Fair, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported members of the Penobscot County Livestock 4-H Club have spent the past year preparing for fair season. Club leader Corinna Caron said the children — ages 10 through 18 — get up at 4:45 a.m. to bathe the animals. “They take pride in having healthy animals and working with them and […]

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Master Gardener Volunteers mentioned in VillageSoup article on Union farm

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and its Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) program were mentioned in a VillageSoup article about Andrea and Allan Smith’s Brae Maple Farm in Union. The farm, which grows vegetables, fruits and herbs, has been opened to the MGV program since 1998, according to the article. Every Tuesday, the owners and […]

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Ellsworth American advances diabetes education series

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free, four-week “Dining with Diabetes Down East” series will be offered in Prospect Harbor in September. The program complements medical care by teaching people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, along with their family members and caregivers, what they can do to help control blood […]

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Yarborough speaks with WLBZ, WVII as Maine blueberry harvest starts

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) at the start of the Maine blueberry harvest season. Yarborough told WLBZ the crop is looking good, but the supply is expected to drop from recent years. “The last three years we’ve had […]

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