Cooperative Extension

McConnon Comments in Computer Games Article

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon was interviewed for a Bangor Daily News feature article about a Caribou man who has carved out a niche in the computer games world. McConnon says Christopher York’s success is a sign of the expansion and penetration of broadband into rural parts of […]

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Strawberry Specialist Says 2011 Crop Seasonally on Track

MONMOUTH — One of the most delightful harbingers of summer is at hand with strawberry season beginning in Maine. University of Maine Cooperative Extension strawberry specialist David Handley is available to provide an update on where strawberries are ripening around the state, the condition of the crop and best handling advice.

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Cooperative Extension Partners In Advance

An article in the Bangor Daily News advancing Thursday’s Maine Grass Farmers Network pasture walk mentions the network’s cooperative relationship with UMaine Cooperative Extension and other groups to provide education and marketing opportunities for producers of pasture-raised livestock. The story also mentions pasture walk host farm W.R. Sherburne and Sons Inc., of Dexter, whose owners […]

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Report On Extension Funding Of Free Summer Camp For Military Families

The Village Soup website reports that UMaine Cooperative Extension has received funding through the Department of Defense to provide adventure summer camps to teenagers with a family member currently or recently in the service. The only cost for the family will be a $10 registration fee. For more information about the program, go here. Contact: […]

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Jail Garden Program Featured

The Lewiston Sun Journal has a story about a UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine Harvest for Hunger project at the former Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington, where inmates at the Somerset County Jail in Madison are transported to work a garden plot under the direction of master gardeners including Lauren St. Germaine of Cooperative […]

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News report on Senior Companions celebration

WABI television broadcast a Friday report about an event celebrating the 30th anniversary of UMaine’ Cooperative Extension’s Senior Companions program.  The story includes comments from volunteer Bob Mattingly and from Ann Swain, the program’s director.

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Economic Development Specialist Singles Out UMaine

In an op-ed piece in the Bangor Daily News, Eastern Maine Development Corp. President Michael Aube lauded UMaine for embarking on development by using traditional sectors of Maine’s economy, such as forestry, farming and fishing, to advance energy, composites and aquaculture. Aube also recognized UMaine as the state’s premier postgraduate and research institution. Contact: Jessica […]

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