Cooperative Extension

Food Safety Specialist Offers Grilling, Picnic Advice

With thousands of Maine residents and tourists preparing for Fourth of July grilling and picnicking, University of Maine Cooperative Extension food safety expert Jason Bolton in the UMaine Extension Bangor office is available to discuss food handling and cooking tips to keep food-borne illnesses at bay. Bolton also discusses food safety while camping or hiking […]

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UMaine Extension Pasture Walk Set for July 10

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of New Hampshire will host a pasture walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, at Balfour Farm in Pittsfield. The event will include presentations about organic dairy farms, pasture intakes and dairy cow diets. The pasture walk is open to the public and […]

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Handley Interviewed for Press Herald Strawberries Feature

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley discussed this year’s early strawberry season in a Portland Press Herald feature article, which included recipes for cooking with strawberries. The article also noted a July 10 Cooperative Extension class in Falmouth on making, canning and freezing strawberry jam. Contact: George Manlove, (207) […]

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Handley Discusses Healthy but Early Strawberry Crop

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley was interviewed for a Channel 6 (WCSH) report on this year’s strawberry crop, which he said is healthy and early. Handley said locally grown strawberries have more flavor and nutrition because they are allowed to fully ripen before harvest, while berries grown elsewhere […]

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Rogers Farm Hosting Summer Educational Events

Three events are being held in July at the University of Maine Rogers Farm Forage and Crop Research Facility on Bennoch Road in Stillwater to highlight sustainable agricultural research being conducted there. On July 3, a research tour organized by UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture specialist Ellen Mallory is being offered for a group of 35 […]

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Courage to Teach

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension-sponsored initiative seeks to build individual, group and organizational capacity to strengthen what is working well for public school teachers while creatively and effectively garnering the support needed to address what needs attention.

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