Cooperative Extension

UMaine Economist Interviewed on Tourist Marketing Webinar

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon was interviewed for a Tuesday news broadcast by Channel 7 (WVII) on a new webinar available for merchants and vendors interested in tips for effective marketing to the thousands of passengers from cruise ships docking in and visiting Maine’s 12 cruise line ports. […]

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Extension Programs Mentioned in Newspaper

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s master gardener program was mentioned in a Kennebec Journal feature about gardens being worked by inmates in Kennebec County jail. The inmate garden program is run by three organizers who have all gone through the master gardener program, according to the article. Much of vegetable raised in the gardens are donated to […]

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Cooperative Extension, Sea Grant in Beach Safety Story

The weekly newspaper Village Soup noted the work of UMaine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine-based Maine Sea Grant in a story about the cleanliness and safety of Maine’s beaches. Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant support staff help in monitoring water quality and protecting public health at Maine’s 61 public access beaches, which comprise more than […]

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Food Preservation Workshops Announced

The Lewiston Sun Journal announced upcoming food preservation workshops in Lisbon Falls, Mexico and Farmington. UMaine Cooperative Extension Educator Barbara Murphy said the workshops have become more popular recently as interest in food preservation has grown. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Bolton in Good Shepherd Food Bank story

Comments from UMaine Cooperative Extension food safety specialist Jason Bolton are included in a Lewiston Sun Journal story about Maine’s Good Shepherd Food Bank.  As it turns 30 years old, Good Shepherd Food Bank is evolving in its work to meet the needs of Mainers.  One possibility is an investment in food processing equipment for […]

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Extension’s Drummond Interviewed for Bees Article

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and bee specialist Frank Drummond was interviewed for an article in the Bangor Daily News about Maine’s recovering honey and bumble bee populations. Drummond discussed research he is doing in Jonesboro to determine how bees used to pollinate blueberry fields are affected by different pesticides. Contact: George Manlove, 581-3756

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Report On 4-H Camp’s Solar Panels

The Lewiston Sun Journal reported on the installation of solar panels at UMaine Cooperative Extensions’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. The panels were installed on the roof of the year-round Lakeside Classroom building at the camp, which seeks to strengthen children’s relationship to the natural world. More information about the camp can […]

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Strawberry Expert Featured

UMaine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit Specialist David Handley was featured in a Bangor Daily News story about the impending strawberry season. Handley has been quoted this week in several news reports about this year’s crop, which he says should be strong, with good quality, size and number of berries. Handley also appears on […]

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Small Fruit Specialist Expert Interviewed About Strawberries

UMaine Cooperative Extension Specialist David Handley was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald story about the upcoming strawberry crop. Handley said the strawberry plants are where they should be in terms of flower development and plant health. He added there have been few strawberry-eating insects this year. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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