Cooperative Extension

USDA Blog Features UMaine’s iCook Project

A University of Maine-led child food and fitness study was the focus of the USDA Blog post, “iCook makes healthy living fun for kids.” UMaine researchers developed the 4-H iCook project to prevent childhood obesity. The five-state, USDA-funded study encourages families to cook, eat and exercise together while improving culinary skills and increasing physical activity, […]

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MPBN Reports on Evolution of Maine’s 4-H Clubs

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program is evolving to prepare students for the world’s changing technology. While traditional farming activities are still a major focus, 4-H is expanding to teach children more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to the report. Greg Kranich, a physics […]

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Hudson Students Participate in Follow a Researcher, WABI Reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported from Hudson Elementary School where fourth graders are taking part in the new Follow a Researcher program offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension with support from UMaine’s Climate Change Institute (CCI) and the Maine 4-H Foundation. The program aims to give K–12 students a glimpse into a scientist’s world […]

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Create Herbal Seasonings with UMaine Extension

Betz Golon, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village herbalist and University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver, will share her knowledge of herbs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the UMaine Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. “Herbal Seasonings” is the title of the April workshop, which is part of the yearlong […]

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Maine Sea Grant Program Awarded $800,000, Media Report

WABI (Channel 5) and Mainebiz reported the Maine Sea Grant Program at the University of Maine will receive $798,312 in grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support its research, education and outreach efforts done on behalf of Maine’s coastal communities. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced the award […]

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Nineteen UMaine Faculty Members Receive Tenure and/or Promotion, Weekly Reports

The Weekly reported the University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved promotion and/or tenure for 19 University of Maine faculty members. The faculty were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. “The annual tenure and promotion […]

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Bolton, UMaine Classes Cited in Press Herald Article on Restaurant Food Safety

Jason Bolton, an assistant extension professor and food safety specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald article about food safety in restaurants. Recent efforts by health inspectors to bring local restaurants into compliance with federal regulations and reduce the risks of potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses are clashing […]

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USDA Cites UMaine’s iCook Study as Successful Project

A University of Maine-led child food and fitness study was cited in a USDA news release announcing $9 million in grants that were awarded to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico. “Successful projects funded in previous years include the University of Maine’s iCook project, which developed […]

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Elections, Baking Contest Slated for Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Extension Meeting

Officers will be elected at the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association annual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. The public meeting will include presentations by UMaine Extension educators Tori Jackson and Kristy Ouellette and Master Chef Tom Poulin. A catered meal and […]

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Peronto to Speak About Growing Organic Fruit Crops, Ellsworth American Reports

The Ellsworth American reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor Marjorie Peronto and her husband Reeser Manley, who teaches for the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Program, will give a public talk in Ellsworth about how to grow organic fruit crops. The gardening experts and co-authors of “The New England Gardener’s Year,” will share […]

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