Cooperative Extension

Morning Ag Clips announces Cumberland County Extension tractor safety course

Morning Ag Clips announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will offer a tractor safety course 5:30–7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 29–May 20 at Gorham Public Works. The course is designed for adults and youth at least 14 years of age, and required for 14- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for […]

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Keeping small ruminants healthy focus of April 13 workshop

Building awareness of disease and learning screening techniques for sheep, goats, alpacas and other small ruminants is the focus of the second annual small ruminants health workshop 1–4 p.m. April 13 at the Foxcroft Large Animal Veterinary Associates (FLAVA) Clinic in Dover-Foxcroft. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and FLAVA, topics include common diseases […]

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Penobscot Bay Pilot, VillageSoup announce Kids Can Grow registration open

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and VillageSoup announced registration is open for Kids Can Grow, a program run by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and University of Maine Cooperative Extension that introduces children and parents to growing vegetables for healthy eating. Six hands-on gardening classes will be held in the community garden at the Erickson Fields Preserve […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews UMaine Extension media training for farmers

Morning Ag Clips previewed a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop focused on media training for farmers from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. April 29 at Kennebec Valley Community College Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley. The workshop will include best practices for working with media, telling a farm’s story in print and on social media, and practical […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances forest planting workshop

Morning Ag Clips advanced a workshop on how to plant a forest from 9 a.m. to noon April 26 at the Woodstock Town Office, co-hosted by the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County, Maine Woodland Owners and the Maine Forest Service. The workshop will cover the basics […]

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Media report UMaine Extension offering tick-borne disease testing

The Piscataquis Observer, Penobscot Bay Pilot and Z107.3 reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting tick samples for tick-borne disease testing at the new UMaine Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory in Orono. Maine residents can submit ticks for testing for the most common tick-borne diseases —Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis — for $15 per sample; […]

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Morning Ag Clips announces Master Food Preserver applications due May 3

Morning Ag Clips announced applications for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver program are now available, with a deadline of 4:30 p.m. May 3. Program sessions will meet primarily 5:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesdays June 18–Sept. 17 at UMaine Extension in Falmouth and at Brunswick High School. The 35-hour course combines lecture, discussion and […]

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UMaine Extension now offering tick testing for Maine residents

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now accepting tick samples for tick-borne disease testing. Maine residents can have ticks tested for the pathogens that cause the three most common tick-borne diseases — Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis — for $15 per sample. Species identification of tick samples continues to be free. Testing is done at […]

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Republican Journal advances pollinator-friendly garden talk by Master Gardener

The Republican Journal advanced a talk about pollinator-friendly gardens to be given by Master Gardener Jean Vose at the Waldo County Extension Homemakers’ meeting on April 11 at the Waldo Town Hall/Community Building. Vose will discuss “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden” at 12:30 p.m. Waldo County Extension Homemakers is part of Maine Extension Homemakers, which has […]

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