Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension Charitable Garden Program Doubled 2010 Harvest

Contact: Barbara Murphy, (207) 743-6329; George Manlove, (207) 581-3756 SOUTH PARIS — The numbers are in and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger Program this year surpassed by more than 56.3 tons — or 112,687 pounds — the 87,319 pounds of fresh garden produce donated to charity last year by volunteer […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Counsels Caution With Specialty Oils

Contact: Jason Bolton, (207) 942-7396 or Jason.Bolton@maine.edu A bottle of flavored or infused oil can be a special homemade holiday gift, and use of such oils in cooking can lend a gourmet touch to a holiday meal. As Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays draw near, Jason Bolton of University of Maine Cooperative Extension is […]

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Economist Available to Discuss Significance of Black Friday Shopping

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756 ORONO — As the holiday shopping season jump-starts in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 26 with bargain-hungry consumers expected to jam the aisles possibly in record numbers, UMaine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon is available to discuss trends, traditions and the economic importance of […]

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Charity Golf Tournament Donation Benefits Extension Youth Learning Centers

The Midcoast Village Soup newspapers reported in the Herald Gazette recently that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove have received a $20,000 donation from the Oct. 29 Wentworth Charities Golf Classic Tournament at the Samoset Report in Rockport. The donation will support a variety of […]

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Expert Offers Food Safety Tips During Power Outages

Contact: Beth Calder, 207-581-2791; George Manlove, 581-3756 With more than 62,000 people waking up in Maine this morning without electricity due to rain, sleet, snow and high winds overnight, University of Maine Cooperative Extension food science specialist Beth Calder offers advice on how to know if refrigerated or frozen foods are safe to eat after […]

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Nutrition Program Highlighted

UMaine Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist Brenda Bracy are included in a Portland Press Herald story about Cooking Matters for Maine.  That initiative provides low-income families with access to expertise about how to prepare healthy, affordable and tasty meals.

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McConnon Comments on Recession, Entrepreneurship Growth

Comments from UMaine small business expert Jim McConnon, a Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics, were included in a Bangor Daily News article Oct. 29 about the rise in entrepreneurial business ventures in recessionary times. Often, he says, individuals start their own businesses out of necessity. Micro-businesses and sole proprietorships are the backbone of […]

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Rural Dealer Magazine Interviews Extension’s Johnson about Tractor Safety

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and crops specialist Steven Johnson was interviewed for an article in the fall issue of Wisconsin-based Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine about the importance of tractor loader dealers properly informing customers of safety precautions and proper maintenance for equipment they are buying. The magazine is both online and mailed to […]

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EAP Webinar on Difficult Customers Thursday

Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend a webinar Thursday, Oct. 28 with Fran Sulinski, assistant director of UMaine Cooperative Extension. Sulinski will speak from 12-1 p.m. from Room 122 in Libby Hall on “Handling Difficult and Irate Customers.” Participation in the webinar is possible by logging on here. Part of the EAP […]

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Cooperative Extension Specialist Suggests Tricks For Healthy Halloween

Kate Yerxa of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension gave some tricks and hints for cutting down on sugar while enjoying Halloween in a Bangor Daily News story. Yerxa’s suggestions included keeping candy out of sight in the days after the holiday, trading toys for treats, and reminding children to stop eating candy before they feel full or […]

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