Cooperative Extension

Extension Mentioned in Report on Potato Crop

UMaine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News story about projections for the fall Aroostook County potato crop. According to Extension, the story said, late blight was found in potato fields in Bridgewater, Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Limestone and Caswell. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Extension Fruit Specialist Interviewed for Apple Crop Reports

UMaine Cooperative Extension educator and apple specialist Renae Moran was interviewed for a Channel 2 (WLBZ) news report on the state of Maine’s apple crops. A Bangor Daily News article on apples also quoted Morin, who reported that this year’s crop is excellent. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Sun Journal profiles Extension’s Jackson

Sunday’s Lewiston Sun Journal featured a Q&A interview with UMaine Cooperative Extension educator Tori Jackson, who lives in Wayne.  She talked about her work with gardeners and farmers, along with others who work in natural resources-based industries, and her life-long interest in music.

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Extension’s Hopkins wins national award

Kathryn Hopkins, University of Maine Extension educator in the Somerset Extension office in Skowhegan, received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the recent 2011 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. Hopkins was one of several honorees representing the top two percent of the membership […]

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Highmoor Farm Featured on News Report

Bangor television station WABI covered Maine Commissioner of Agriculture Walter Whitcomb’s recent trip to Highmoor Farm, a UMaine facility which performs practical research studies for the apple industry. Renae Moran, UMaine Extension tree fruit specialist, was interviewed for the story and said the size of the crop this year will be above average, which means […]

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UMaine Experts Featured in Report on Back-to-School Lunches

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Kate Yerxa and UMaine Professor Mary Ellen Camire were interviewed for a WLBZ-TV report on packing healthy and safe lunches for kids going back to school. Yerxa, the statewide educator for nutrition and physical activity, advised parents to allow children to have some say into what goes into their lunch box, which […]

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Horticulturist Stack in TV Report on Giant Hogweed

UMaine Cooperative Extension professor and ornamental horticulture specialist Lois Berg Stack was interviewed for a Monday Channel 7 (WVII) news report about the toxic ornamental plant giant hogweed, a 10-foot-tall plant resembling Queen Anne’s lace, which can cause permanent scarring from burns when the plant’s sap on skin is exposed to sunlight. Contact: George Manlove, […]

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UMaine Nutritionists Offer Tips for Kids’ Snacks, Lunches

University of Maine nutritionists are available to offer advice for parents and guardians looking to pack healthy — and appealing — lunchboxes for children and adolescents, and to identify the benefits of school-prepared meals and snacks. Mary Ellen Camire, a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and professor of food science and human nutrition, […]

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Tomato Video Featured on Website

A video produced by UMaine Cooperative Extension about what to do with harvested tomatoes is being featured on the Bangor Daily News website. The video features Extension Educator Kathy Savoie discussing freezing and canning tomatoes. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Extension Expert in Story About Hogweed

UMaine Cooperative Extension horticulturist Lois Berg Stack was quoted in a Village Soup report on the dangers of touching the giant hogweed plant, which has been reported in more than 30 sites in Maine. Touching the plant can cause severe skin and eye irritation, blisters and permanent scarring. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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