Cooperative Extension

Holland talks with Press Herald about gardening activities for children

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Lynne Holland, a community education assistant with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the Maine Gardener column “Mommy, I’m bored! Have you heard that lately?” Holland describes several activities pertaining to gardening that children can do as schools remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Children, she said, can prune branches […]

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Media promote Extension’s Daily Maine Farmer sessions

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, Turner Publishing Inc. and Morning Ag Clips shared the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s online Daily Maine Farmer sessions. Each meeting allows farmers to discuss their experiences and ask experts questions amid the coronavirus outbreak. UMaine Extension will host the online sessions from 10 to 11 a.m. on weekdays […]

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Media highlight Waldo County Extension helping dairy farmers

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel and the Bangor Daily News highlighted efforts from University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association to connect dairy farmers with potential short-term laborers amid the coronavirus outbreak. UMaine Extension Waldo County, in particular, has been compiling a list of available workers with dairy […]

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UMaine Extension opens new ask-an-expert agriculture page

University of Maine Cooperative Extension created a new resource for Maine farmers and agricultural producers devoted to frequently asked questions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions about COVID-19 and agriculture can be submitted using an online form. UMaine Extension experts will respond and selected questions with their answers will be posted. Questions also can continue to […]

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Maine AgrAbility video highlights students’ learning on the farm

Over the past year, Maine AgrAbility and partner Alpha One integrated agriculture into the curriculum of a peer mentoring program at Massabesic High School in York county. The program, funded by the Maine Department of Labor Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and supplemented with hands-on opportunities, culminated with summer work experiences on a local farm.  Sally […]

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Kennebec Journal interviews Extension officials about how coronavirus affects farmers

The Kennebec Journal interviewed several officials from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected local farmers, as well as how producers have adapted. Donna Coffin, a UMaine Extension educator, said fears “about the unknown” have hindered farmers’ ability to make business decisions. Some producers have begun selling Community Supported […]

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Morning Sentinel speaks with Kersbergen about helping dairy farmers during pandemic

The Morning Sentinel spoke with Richard Kersbergen, extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about ways to help dairy farmers during the pandemic. UMaine Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association are in search of short-term workers, especially those with milking experience, to help small dairy farmers in the event that farmers […]

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Media report on Extension’s “Mainely Dish” video series

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, WABI (Channel 5) and the Associated Press highlighted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s new video series “Mainely Dish.” Each video, which UMaine Extension will release each Monday, will feature a new recipe with step-by-step instructions for how to prepare the dish at […]

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Morning Ag Clips, AP highlight Extension’s Master Food Preserver Program

Morning Ag Clips and the Associated Press reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has been accepting applications for its Master Food Preserver Program. Master Food Preservers teach people how to preserve food and share research from UMaine Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Applications for the program, which includes a $250 fee, must […]

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