Cooperative Extension

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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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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