Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension among sponsors of Great Maine Apple Day, Free Press reports

The Free Press reported the annual Great Maine Apple Day will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 (rain or shine) at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. The event is sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, according to the article. Featured […]

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WVII reports on latest ‘Follow A Researcher’ expedition to Antarctica

WVII (Channel 7) reported K–12 students in Maine and around the country will be able to connect to a University of Maine graduate student during an expedition to Antarctica as part of the UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s Follow a Researcher® program. The program, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students a glimpse […]

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Republican Journal previews UMaine Extension 4-H auction, bake sale

The Republican Journal reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H in Waldo County will hold a live 4-H auction and bake sale at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Freedom Grange in Freedom. All proceeds support Waldo County 4-H scholarships and programs. Numerous Waldo County businesses and individuals have donated to make the auction […]

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UMaine awarded federal funds for projects that support food economy, media report

The Portland Press Herald and Mainebiz reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station at UMaine are among the recipients of federal funding awarded to support Maine’s local food economy. Maine businesses and food projects will receive over $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, […]

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K–12 students invited to ‘Follow a Researcher’ to Antarctica

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will connect K–12 students in Maine and around the country to UMaine student researchers in the field as part of its Follow a Researcher® program. The program, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students a glimpse into a student scientist’s world by providing live expedition updates […]

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BDN interviews Garland about fall gardening

Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about fall gardening tasks. “The to-do list in the fall, it’s actually surprisingly big,” Garland said. “The more you can do in the fall, the better off you are going to be in the spring […]

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Grow an interest in gardening with UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties will hold a Garden Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Topsham Public Library. The fair is designed for novice and experienced gardeners and will feature presentations by local experts and UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. Topics will […]

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Maine Hunger Dialogue begins Oct. 20

Food waste and recovery will be the focus of the 4th Annual Maine Hunger Dialogue beginning at noon Oct. 20 and running until 2:15 p.m Oct. 21., at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. During the event, roughly 150 students and staff from 20 universities and colleges statewide will pack 10,000 nutritious, nonperishable meals for Maine food pantries. […]

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BDN interviews Handley about fruit flies harming late-season berries

The Bangor Daily News spoke with David Handley, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist of vegetables and small fruits, for an article about the invasive spotted-wing drosophila’s harmful effects on late-season berries. With warm weather prolonging the viability of raspberries and strawberries, the high populations of spotted-wing drosophila being detected could ravish the berries […]

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BDN cites Knight in report on missing Wagyu steer

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Colt Knight, state livestock specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about an exotic Wagyu steer that went missing after jumping out of its pen at the Common Ground Fair in Unity. The cow’s owner, who operates Pond Hill Farms in Brooks, said he believes he has the […]

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