Cooperative Extension

Second annual Maine Sheep Conference Nov. 10

The second annual Maine Sheep Conference and Maine Sheep Breeders Association meeting will be held 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Penobscot County office in Bangor. Conference topics include nutrition management, wintering sheep practices, wool buyers’ preferences, and an update from Anne Lichtenwalner, UMaine Extension Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director. […]

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BDN interviews Lilley for article on root cellars, storing produce

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jason Lilley, a sustainable agricultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Root cellars among the oldest, most reliable ways to store produce.” Among the oldest storage methods to keep food safely stored over winter is the root cellar, an underground room that acts like a […]

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AP, BDN preview Cattlemen’s College offered by UMaine Extension

The Associated Press and Bangor Daily News advanced the second annual Cattlemen’s College, a collaboration between the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association. Low-stress stockmanship will be a hot topic at the event slated for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in Charleston and Orono, according to the articles. “We can move […]

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Farm Forum, AG Week publish UMaine Extension squash soup recipe

The Farm Forum and AG Week published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension recipe for Butternut Squash Bisque in an article about different types of squash. A bisque is a rich, creamy soup typically made with shellfish; however, the UMaine Extension recipe calls for a variety of vegetables and some apple for sweetness, according to the […]

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AP, BDN report on research to help farmers get climate adaptation resources

The Associated Press and Bangor Daily News reported researchers in New England are working on a project to develop tools for small- and mid-sized farms in the region to address productivity problems related to climate change. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $500,000 over three years to the University of Vermont for the project, […]

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Journal Tribune announces York County Master Gardener Volunteer program accepting applications

The Biddeford Journal Tribune and Morning Ag Clips announced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training in York County is accepting applications. Training classes will meet Wednesdays Jan. 30 through mid-June in Springvale. Participants will receive training in topics including soils; botany; seed starting; ornamental horticulture; growing herbs, fruits and vegetables; composting; […]

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Credit Union Journal quotes McConnon in article about Maine Harvest Credit Project

Credit Union Journal quoted Jim McConnon, an Extension business and economics specialist and professor of economics at the University of Maine, in an article about the Maine Harvest Credit Project. The project would be the country’s first credit union to exclusively provide loans and mortgages to local farmers and others in the food industry, according […]

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UMaine Extension mentioned in BDN article on large animal veterinary care

University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article “In Maine, large animal owners look to themselves for most veterinary type care.” For large animal owners in Maine, taking care of their animals’ health themselves often makes the most sense in terms of time and expense, the article states. House calls […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances second annual Cattlemen’s College

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine news release advancing the second annual Cattlemen’s College, a collaboration between UMaine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association. The event will be held Nov. 30–Dec. 1 in Charleston and Orono, and will begin with a live, low-stress stockmanship demonstration 2–4 p.m. Nov. 30 at Maple […]

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Turner Publishing previews wreath-making workshop with Fuller Dec. 1

Turner Publishing previewed a wreath-making workshop taught by David Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The workshop will teach sustainable balsam fir-tipping techniques, and participants will take home their fir wreath after the workshop. Fuller also will discuss Maine’s balsam fir industry, Turner Publishing reported. The workshop […]

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