Cooperative Extension

4-H leadership program helps teens explore agriculture careers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering its Agriculture Leadership Ambassador program from March 7–April 18. The program, open to all teens ages 14–18, will focus on understanding the Maine food system, exploring careers and building advocacy skills.  As formal agricultural programs at local high schools disappear, students lack opportunities to learn about critical […]

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Marble speaks to WFVX about Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Tara Marble, 4-H development professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to WFVX-TV (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) about the Maine Agricultural Trades Show being held in person for the first time in two years. Marble said that the three-day expo is also a chance to spread awareness about Maine’s dwindling population of farmers. […]

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Northeast Cover Crops annual conference will be held in Portland this February

The Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC) annual conference will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine. The meeting is open to farmers, students, Cooperative Extension agents, crop consultants and other agricultural professionals.  This event will feature presentations covering topics related to cover crops. Discussions will include […]

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Media note UMaine Extension’s family education program national recognition

Turner Publishing and the Courier-Gazette noted that the Maine Families program delivered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension has earned Blue Ribbon Affiliate status, a prestigious endorsement from Parents as Teachers National Center Inc. The endorsement makes it one of the top-performing home visiting affiliates within the Parents as Teachers’ international network. While Maine Families […]

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UMaine Extension’s family education program receives national recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate

The Maine Families program delivered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension has earned Blue Ribbon Affiliate status, a prestigious endorsement from Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., (PATNC). The endorsement makes it one of the top-performing home visiting affiliates within the Parents as Teachers’ international network.  Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that Extension’s […]

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BDN interviews Birkel about Bangor’s alarming warming this December

Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor with a joint appointment in University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine Climate Change Institute, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the exceptionally warm December in Bangor. “If we look at the larger statewide scales, winters in Maine are warming on average, though there is […]

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Media report on Bolton being named UMaine Extension Associate Dean

Morning Ag Clips, Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald reported that Jason Bolton, associate Extension professor and food safety specialist, has been named associate dean at University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Bolton will lead new initiatives for Extension, including a statewide needs assessment, an organizational restructuring, and improved systems for financial planning and reporting. […]

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Tasting Table cites UMaine information about cranberries

In an article about the difference between cranberries and lingonberries, Tasting Table cited a bulletin from University of Maine Cooperative Extension, which traces the origins of cranberries back to the bogs or marshes of northeastern America, where Wampanoag People enjoyed them for more than 12,000 years.

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Media share in-service training for certified crop advisors

The Bangor Daily News, Daily Bulldog, Morning Ag Clips and Sun Journal shared information about a two-day training for agriculture service providers in the Certified Crop Advisor program, which will feature presentations from University of Maine Cooperative Extension and others. The program will be held Jan. 25–26 at the Holiday Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. […]

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