Cooperative Extension

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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Rebar Remarks in Sun Journal Story

A Lewiston Sun Journal story describes Saturday’s Farmington meeting of the Extension Maine Homemakers, a UMaine Cooperative Extension program of 100 members that celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary at its annual convention.  Cooperative Extension executive director John Rebar addressed the group on Saturday, and his remarks about Extension and the homemakers group are featured in […]

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EAP Talk Oct. 28 Takes Up Difficult, Irate Customers

Fran Sulinski, assistant director of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension, will discuss “Handling Difficult and Irate Customers” on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 12-1 p.m. in Room 122 in Libby Hall, a free talk presented as part of the UMaine Employee Assistance Program’s Lunch and Learn Series. Seating is limited to 10 people, but others can watch the […]

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UMaine’s MTI Award Winners Noted

The website masshightech.com had a story about R&D programs that recently received funding from the Maine Technology Institute’s Maine Technology Asset Fund, including five UMaine projects that were allotted a combined $3.5 million in awards.

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Extension Food Business Workshop Preview

UMaine Cooperative Extension is set to begin a four-session workshop “From Recipe to Market: Cashing in on Value-Added Opportunities,” on Thursday in Farmington.  A Lewiston Sun Journal story previews the sessions and includes comments from Extension faculty member Beth Calder.  Her Extension colleagues Jim McConnon and Marc Edwards will also teach parts of the workshop.

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Sun Journal Bedbug Report Notes Extension Video

A Saturday Lewiston Sun Journal story reported on issues related to bed bugs at a Lewiston-area hospital.  The story provides a link to a UMaine Cooperative Extension video with Extension pest management specialist Jim Dill providing advice about avoiding infestation.

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Maine’s Blueberry Crop Expected To Be Down, But Prices Should Rise

UMaine Cooperative Extension blueberry specialist David Yarborough told the Ellsworth American the blueberry crop is expected to be down this year, but the reduction in supply will likely drive up prices. Yarborough also said Maine’s wild blueberry crop is expected to be one of the smallest since 2005. The Maine crop was affected by an […]

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Maine cranberry yield predicted

Charlie Armstrong of the UMaine Cooperative Extension faculty tells WLBZ/WCSH television that the Maine fall cranberry harvest is predicted at 20,000 barrells, or 2 million pounds. That’s about the same as last year’s yield.

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