Cooperative Extension

Sun Journal Previews Maine Moose Festival in Bethel

The Sun Journal reported the Bethel Chamber of Commerce and the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond will host the Bethel Maine Moose Festival from June 12 to 14. The annual Maine Moose Permit Lottery will be held June 13 in Bethel, according to the article.

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Kennebec Journal Covers Jackson’s Farm Marketing Session at Trades Show

The Kennebec Journal covered an online marketing session for farmers led by Tori Jackson at the 74th Maine Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta. Jackson, an associate professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke about the importance of marketing a farm like any other business. “The first thing you want to do is sell […]

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Kersbergen Speaks with MPBN About Organic Milk Shortage in Maine

Richard Kersbergen, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator on sustainable dairy and forage systems, was interviewed by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network for the report, “Organic milk scarce on Maine store shelves as demand outstrips supply.” The shortage is caused by basic supply and demand, according to the report. “Organic milk production has been […]

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UMaine Services Cited in Reports on Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Programs and services offered by the University of Maine and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension were mentioned in articles about the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta. The Kennebec Journal reported on a talk given by a state inspector who described how to obtain a home food processing license in order to sell homemade […]

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Extension Brings Seaweed Into Maine Kitchens

Three experts will discuss sourcing, selecting and preparing seafood and seaweed Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Barton Seaver, Hillary Krapf and Sarah Redmond will share their knowledge about Maine seafood and edible seaweed during the February edition […]

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Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel Promote Master Gardener Volunteers Program

Centralmaine.com, the website of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, carried the announcement that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Program will start from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County office, 165 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft. Live video conferencing of the training is […]

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UMaine Researchers Aiding Efforts to Develop American Eel Aquaculture

University of Maine Marine Extension associates are involved in emerging efforts to develop aquaculture for American eel. Last October, scientists, eel biologists, eel merchants, entrepreneurs and government regulators attended a workshop on the eel industry sponsored by the USDA Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center and organized by Barry Costa-Pierce (University of New England), Michael Timmons (Cornell […]

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Farms.com Advances Dwyer’s Agricultural Trades Show Talk

Farms.com reported Jim Dwyer, a crops specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will give a talk at the 74th Maine Agricultural Trades Show set for Jan. 13–15 at the Augusta Civic Center. Dwyer is scheduled to do a presentation on potato pest management on Jan. 13. Since 1941, the annual show has offered […]

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Applications Due for March Master Gardener Training

Applications are due Feb. 19 for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Program that starts March 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County office, 165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft. Live video conferencing of the training will be provided at Extension offices in Skowhegan, Fort Kent, Presque […]

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