Cooperative Extension

Guide Highlights Resources for Veteran-to-Farmer Training

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a bulletin that highlights training and education resources for military veterans to develop farming skills as they transition back into civilian life. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, as well as UMaine Extension, created the guide about agricultural, forestry and other natural resource training programs approved […]

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WLBZ Interviews Dill About Ticks as Weather Warms Up

Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) about the arrival of ticks now that the weather is beginning to warm up. Despite the cold weather in winter, ticks are able to survive throughout the year, according to the report. “When you get a long […]

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Immediate Family to Hold Nine Degrees from UMaine Following Commencement

When Margaret McCollough graduates from the University of Maine at the institution’s 213th Commencement on May 9, her immediate family will hold nine degrees from the university. McCollough, who will earn a bachelor’s degree in sustainable agriculture, is the daughter of Catherine Elliott and Mark McCollough of Hampden, who met at UMaine in the 1980s. […]

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UMaine Extension Offers Open House, Plant Sale, Workshops

A spring plant sale featuring dozens of traditional perennial varieties, many native to Maine, as well as annuals that attract pollinators, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, rain or shine, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth. The plant sale, sponsored by […]

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Garland Speaks with BDN About Upcoming Gardening Season

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Despite harsh winter, Maine farmers hopeful for upcoming season.” Even with record-breaking snowfalls this winter, Garland said farmers and gardeners shouldn’t see any long-term damage to the quality of soil, according to the article. She also […]

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Plant Sale to Benefit UMaine Extension Slated in Lisbon Falls

The Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association (ASCEA) will hold a plant sale 3–6 p.m. Friday, May 15 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Perennial flowers and plants, vegetable and herb seedlings, annual and perennial flower seedlings and seed packets, […]

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BDN Publishes Fuller’s Fiddlehead Picking, Cooking Tips

David Fuller, an agricultural and non-timber forest products professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, wrote an article for the Bangor Daily News titled “How to identify, pick and cook fiddleheads — and when to leave them alone.” Fuller also will speak at the fourth annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival on May 2 at the […]

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Fosters.com Advances York County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Fosters.com reported the annual plant sale of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in York County will be May 16 at the UMaine Extension office in Springvale. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs and houseplants will be for sale, as well as gently used gardening books and tools, according to the article. […]

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Kennebec Journal Covers UMaine Extension’s Sheep-Shearing Class

The Kennebec Journal reported on a sheep-shearing course in Washington, Maine that was sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Sheep Breeders Association. Richard Brzozowski, agriculturist and small ruminant and poultry specialist with UMaine Extension, led the daylong intermediate course. Along with the hands-on experience, the six students in the class […]

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BDN Features UMaine Extension Video, Guide on Growing Strawberries

The Bangor Daily News cited a University of Maine Cooperative Extension video and an online how-to guide in the article, “Here’s everything you need to know to start growing strawberries.” The report referenced the UMaine Extension bulletin, “Growing Strawberries,” by David Handley, a specialist of vegetables and small fruit, as well as a video on […]

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