Cooperative Extension

Pest Management Program in Newspaper Report

An interview with University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist Jim Dill was the basis for a Maine Sunday Telegram gardening column about dealing with pest insects without pesticides. Dill explained UMaine Extension’s Green Bug Education Program, part of UMaine Extension’s Integrated Pest Management Program, which helps people deal with pests without using unnecessary […]

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Cranberry Article Cites UMaine Extension Yield Estimate

An article in the Bangor Daily News about a Washington County cranberry farm and the market options for cranberries noted that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has estimated this year’s harvest will be good with a yield of about 2.5 million pounds, which is better than last year’s harvest of 2.4 million pounds. Contact: […]

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Improving Educational Outreach

Enhancing community educational presentations with peer discussion, clicker technology Clicker technology and peer discussion — two educational tools typically used in school and college classrooms — have positive results when used in educational outreach for adults in the community, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maine. The study was […]

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University of Maine Co-Hosting 2012 Northeast Region Student Dairy Challenge

WATERVILLE – More than 120 undergraduate animal and dairy science majors from 14 colleges throughout the Northeast U.S. and Canada will put their dairy farm knowledge to the test at the 2012 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge Nov.1–3 at the Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel. The Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge, being held in Maine for […]

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Small Business, Entrepreneurship Focus of Conference

ELLSWORTH – The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is helping fuel the entrepreneurial spirit in Downeast-area business communities Nov. 1–2 with the first Hancock County Business Conference and Trade Show. Maine Gov. Paul LePage is scheduled to give a keynote address on Nov. 2. More than 100 representatives from area public- and private-sector businesses and […]

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Ellsworth American Notes Business Conference

The Ellsworth American newspaper’s website has posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release about the first Hancock County Business Conference and Trade Show scheduled in Ellsworth Nov. 1–2. Maine Gov. Paul LePage is scheduled to give the keynote address. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Newspaper Advances Conference on Slow Food

The Bangor Daily News carried an article announcing the ESTIA Conference on “Slow Food, a Model for Sustainable and Healthy Living,” which is being held Oct. 26–27 at UMaine’s Wells Conference Center. More than 20 speakers, including U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine and several UMaine faculty members, will address topics such as understanding the […]

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MPBN Referenda Report Comment Supports UMaine Lab Plan

Maine State Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors, interviewed by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network on Maine’s upcoming referenda questions, said a proposed animal, plant and insect diagnostic laboratory at UMaine, along with new machine tool technology at community colleges, are “wise investments.” The lab is part of Question 2, on which voters will decide […]

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Newspaper Referenda Article Cites Proposed UMaine Lab

An article in the coastal Penobscot Bay Press about how general obligation bonds would be used should voters approve the referendum Question 2 next month notes that $7.8 million would be used to build a new a biologically secure animal and plant diagnostic facility at UMaine. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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