Cooperative Extension

Maine Tree Club Offers Outings and Education

PORTLAND, Maine— The Maine Tree Club is inviting citizens and visitors interested in learning more about one of the state’s greatest resources to join the club, an educational project designed for people of all ages to learn about trees, offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Forest Service.

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Experts Comment In Reports On Holiday Sales

UMaine economist James McConnon was quoted in a Maine Public Broadcasting Radio story about reports of stronger-than-expected Black Friday sales in Maine. McConnon said strong sales could be the result of consumers with less personal debt and a decline in personal savings rates. Nory Jones, a UMaine associate professor in the Maine Business School and […]

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McConnon in Sun Journal Shopping Analysis

Jim McConnon, University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics, was interviewed by the Lewiston Sun Journal for perspective on the holiday shopping outlook for the 2011 season. McConnon says shoppers are being careful in their bargain hunting, but are expected to spend slightly more than last year — a positive sign, given […]

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Press Herald reports on Harvest for Hunger tally

The Portland Press Herald reported on the final results of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Harvest for Hunger program, which received more than 140 tons of fresh garden produce donated by more than 500 gardeners throughout the state this year.

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Washington Post Gardening Article Lists Extension Publication

A November 22 Associated Press article appearing in the Washington Post on extending garden life using hoop houses and cold frames includes a link to a University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication on tips to extend the growing season. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Armstrong on Sunday Business Radio Program

Charles Armstrong, UMaine Cooperative Extension cranberry professional, was a guest on the Sunday, Nov. 20 edition of WVOM FM radio program “Back to Business” with host Deb Neuman. The hour-long program included a discussion about how to grow cranberries and interviews with a Columbia Falls cranberry grower and the owner of Cranberry Island Kitchen in […]

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Armstrong talks cranberries on radio program

Charlie Armstrong of the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty was interviewed Wednesday on Deb Neuman’s WVOM (103.9) radio segment about small businesses issues.  A cranberry expert, Armstrong shared his perspectives on the cranberry industry in Maine and related small businesses.  In addition, they discussed the support that Cooperative Extension provides to the cranberry and other agricultural […]

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