Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension 4-H Technology Program In Lewiston Newspaper

The Lewiston Sun Journal reports UMaine’s Cooperative Extension is funding the national 4-H Tech Wizard program in schools in the Oxford Hills area of western Maine. The program will have teachers working with students to build skills and aspirations in science, technology, engineering and math, and to develop an ethic of service and civic engagement. […]

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AT&T Donation to Support UMaine Program Aimed at Cultivating the Next Generation of Women Civic Leaders; Details to be Announced Wednesday

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO —  Officials from AT&T and the University of Maine will announce a donation that will provide support for Maine NEW Leadership, a University of Maine-based program for college women interested in careers in politics and public service. Owen Smith, regional vice president for AT&T will be at UMaine’s […]

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UMaine Oyster Research Cited In Article

A story in the Portland Press Herald mentioned oyster research at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and by UMaine Cooperative Extension scientists. According to the story, about the uncertainty of Maine’s oyster fishery in the wake of the discovery of the parasite MSX found in Damariscotta River oysters, the growth of oyster farming on the Damariscotta […]

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Hopkins Comments in Maple Syrup Story

Kathy Hopkins from UMaine Cooperative Extension was quoted in a Bangor Daily News story about the Maine maple syrup season, which began last week with some producers beginning to tap their trees.  Hopkins expresses optimism about the industry, which is growing in Maine.  She also notes that favorable weather conditions are the key to a […]

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Dill in Report on Bedbugs

Comments from Jim Dill of UMaine Cooperative Extension were included in a Sunday Maine Today Media report bedbug issues in central Maine, specifically in Augusta.  In the story, Dill explains the reasons behind what he calls a “bed bug explosion” in that region.

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Students Develop Tourism Development Recommendations

Students working on UMaine project with Roger Merchant from the Cooperative Extension faculty are developing tourism development recommendations for the towns of Milo and Brownville.  Merchant, who is teaching a community tourism planning course in the School of Forest Resources, conducted a similar project in Greenville last year.  A story was reported in the Bangor […]

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Extension Educator Interviewed For Maple Syrup Season Story

CNBC has posted a Reuters story that includes comments from a UMaine Cooperative Extension educator about the start of the maple sugar season. Kathy Hopkins, who is based in Skowhegan, said large maple syrup producers are usually tapped and ready to go at the very beginning of the season because of volatility in Maine weather […]

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Website Cites UMaine’s Murphy’s Leaf-Raking Advice

An article on the eHow.com website, based in Washington state, about the pros and cons of raking leaves in the fall cited advice from University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Barbara Murphy. Murphy said allowing leaves to compost in place on lawns is a matter of personal preference and that decomposing leaves don’t really contribute […]

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Money Management Tips for ‘America Saves Week’

Contacts: Debbie Killam, (207) 581-3874; Jane Conroy, (207) 564-3301 ORONO — In observance of America Saves Week, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor Deborah B. Killam in Orono will post money-management tips each day, Feb. 20-27, on “Save Money, Spend Less” blog on the UMaine Extension website. The goal of the effort is to promote […]

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Maple Syrup Expert Available for Season Outlook

Contact: Kathy Hopkins, (207) 474-9622 SKOWHEGAN — As temperatures warm and winter transitions into spring, the sap will be running in sugar maples soon and harvesters will begin the annual and welcome ritual preparing for another good syrup season. Kathy Hopkins, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and maple syrup expert, is available to […]

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