Cooperative Extension

BDN, Morning Ag promote Extension’s maple sugaring bulletins, videos

In a preview of Maine Maple Sunday March 27–28, the Bangor Daily News promoted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s maple sugaring resources, including publications, videos and guidance for safely conducting sugar house tours during the pandemic. Morning Ag Clips also highlighted the UMaine Extension sugaring resources.

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NY Times op-ed cites UMaine Extension beekeeping, master gardener courses

An opinion in the New York Times cited the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a story about Maine prisoners becoming skilled beekeepers and certified master gardeners. In 2018, UMaine Today featured a story about the UMaine Extension gardening program at the Maine State Prison in Warren, which yielded fresh produce for prison meals, seedlings […]

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Media advance agricultural research updates March 10

Morning Ag Clips, The Irregular, Centralmaine.com and the Bangor Daily News advanced three agricultural research updates for Maine potato growers offered via Zoom 7–8 p.m. March 10 offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. More information is online. 

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Dill speaks to BDN about pseudoscorpions in Maine

Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about pseudoscorpions native to Maine. According to the BDN, “pseudoscorpions found in Maine are native to the area and are among the smaller of the 3,000 species in the family. “They are really neat little critters,” Dill said. […]

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UMaine Extension offers new cooking webinars in March

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two new webinars about cooking with Maine foods from 2–2:45 p.m. March 9 and March 23.   The first March “Cooking with the Maine Harvest” session focuses on using home-frozen fruit in baking and cooking, followed by one about cooking with home-canned foods two weeks later. Instructors share recipes […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks how Cooperative Extension helps people thrive

While University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s roots are in agriculture, the 106-year-old organization helps all Mainers thrive with its relevant research-based programs that promote child development, nutrition, robotics, entrepreneurship and more.  Recently, “more” has included providing communities with much-needed resources during the pandemic. In this initial podcast of Season 4, “The Maine Question” host Ron […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H virtual science cafés start March 2

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 from 4–4:45 p.m. each Tuesday beginning March 2. Maine 4-H Virtual Science Cafés will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and providing insight into what motivated their work.  In the first webinar, UMaine Advanced […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights students’ ‘It’s Personal’ donation campaign

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine announcement about a student-led campaign to collect donations of personal care items for the campus food pantry, the Black Bear Exchange. Honors Ambassadors Katie Tims and Bailey West sponsored a campus food drive last fall that garnered more than 500 items for the pantry and a […]

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Media advance virtual science café for teens

The Bangor Daily News, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, the Daily Bulldog and Centralmaine.com highlighted University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H offering virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 from 4–4:45 p.m. every Tuesday beginning March 2. “Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafés” will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and what led […]

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