Cooperative Extension

Extension Announces New ‘Lobster Diver’ App Free for Kids

Contact: Kristy Ouellette, 207-353-5550 Ext. 12 or 1-800-287-1458 in Maine LISBON FALLS — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H has announced partnership with New Mexico State Learning Labs in offering the new mobile-application math mini-game “Lobster Diver.” Originally created for students in grades 6-8, but fun for youth of all ages, the game is […]

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Extension Vegetable, Fruit School Planned March 15-16

Contact: Pamela St. Peter, 207-933-2100, Ext. 100 The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for two daylong sessions on vegetable and fruit growing March 15 in Portland and March 16 in Bangor. The pre-registration deadline is March 1. The cost is $30 and includes lunch. Information, including registration, times and locations, and more […]

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Cooperative Extension In Report On Grant For Garden

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program will be a beneficiary of a $30,000 grant awarded to the Oxford Hills School District, according to a story in the Lewiston Sun Journal. The Maine Commission for Community Service awarded the grant to the school which will create a vegetable garden at the Roberts Farm Preserve. […]

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Bryant Pond Camp Receives Donation

The Lewiston Sun Journal reports UMaine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond has received an anonymous $69,000 donation that will be used to build nine new bunkhouses over the next few years. Oxford County Cooperative Extension Educator Susan Jennings said most of the bunkhouses will be built by students in the building trade […]

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Extension Experts Available for Rooftop Ice Dam Solutions

Contact: Kathy Hopkins (207) 474-9622 (Skowhegan), Donna Coffin, (207) 564-3301 (Dover Foxcroft) ORONO — Warm days and cold nights this time of the year can wreak havoc on roofs, when ice dams form around the edge causing rooftop meltwater to back up and leak into attics or down interior walls. Two University of Maine Cooperative […]

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Yerxa Column on Community Farm Shares Published

The Bangor Daily News carried a column by Kate Yerxa, nutrition educator at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about community supported agricultural farm share opportunities. She explains that winter is the time to begin researching farms that sell shares to the community and how to determine which produce options make sense for families.

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Dill Bedbug Presentation Reported

Saturday’s Lewiston Sun Journal reported on a Friday Bates College presentation by Jim Dill of the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty, providing health officials, construction industry personnel, landlords and others with information about bedbugs and how to deal with them.  A television story on the presentation is on the WCSH/WLBZ Web site.

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Extension Specialist To Speak At Bedbug Forum

James Dill, a pest management specials at UMaine Cooperative Extension, will be the keynote speaker Friday at a forum about bedbugs, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal. The forum, sponsored by the Lewiston-Auburn Public Health Committee, will be held in Chase Hall at Bates College starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Researchers Mentioned In Story About Oyster Pathogen

Two UMaine researchers were mentioned in a Working Waterfront column about the state’s oyster industry and an outbreak of the pathogen Haplosporidium nelson, known as MSX. The column, which was co-authored by Catherine Schmitt of the UMaine-based Maine Sea Grant, mentioned the work that Dana Morse of the Sea Grant Extension program, and Debbie Bouchard, […]

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Experts Available for New USDA Food Guidelines Discussion

Contact: Kate Yerxa, (207) 299-8336; Mary Ellen Camire, (207) 581-1627; Alan Majka, (207) 622-7546 Several University of Maine dieticians and nutritionists are available today to discuss the new U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ new 2010 dietary guidelines released this morning and how they might affect the nation’s growing […]

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