Cooperative Extension

Newspaper Reports on UMaine Extension New Farmer Network

The Bangor Daily News reported on the Maine Beginning Farmer Resource Network being introduced by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension this week at the Maine Agricultural Trade Show in Augusta to provide basic information and support services for beginning farmers in Maine.

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February Stress Reduction Classes Offered to UMaine Community

A free four-week program exploring stress-reduction strategies is being offered to UMaine faculty and staff from 8:30–10 a.m. or 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. each Tuesday in February in the Multipurpose Room of the Memorial Union. Leslie Forstadt, University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty member and child and family development specialist, will lead the classes. Attendance is […]

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UMaine Extension Offers Wintertime Farming Safety Tips

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialists coordinating the Maine AgrAbility project have offered a number of safety considerations for people who must work outdoors in cold and inclement weather. They include dressing to accommodate changing weather conditions, keeping safety gear, a first aid kit, a pocket multi-tool, headlamp and a cell phone handy, having proper […]

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UMaine Extension Faculty Paper in Agricultural Journal

An article about high tunnel gardening techniques in Maine by University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty members Caragh Fitzgerald in the Kennebec County office and Mark Hutton of the Highmoor Farm office in Monmouth appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the NACAA (National Association of County Agricultural Agents).

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Newspaper Posts UMaine Video on Children, Violence

The Bangor Daily News has posted on its website a video with University of Maine Cooperative Extension child and family development specialist Leslie Forstadt discussing how parents might address violence such as the mass shooting of schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Conn.

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4-H Cited as Successful Youth-Engagement Program

Barbara Baker, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and a principal investigator of a 4-H Engaging Youth, Serving Community Program in Maine, coauthored a paper about 4-H being a successful case study on engaging youth in community service activities. The paper is part of a research-based series of papers, The Kinder & Braver World […]

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Sunday Telegram Features UMaine Agritourism Initiative

A feature story in the Maine Sunday Telegram about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s promotion of agritourism in Maine, which engages consumers in more active farm product acquisition, included interviews with UMaine Extension Director John Rebar and Marc Edwards, a UMaine Extension tourism and economic development professional in the Franklin County office in Farmington.

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UMaine Extension Pest Specialists Find Spotted Wing Drosophila Problematic in State

University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialists tracking the invasion of the crop-damaging spotted wing drosophila fruit fly in Maine report that trapping results and surveys indicate that the pest has already become established and problematic in most of the state. UMaine Extension experts David Handley, a vegetable and small fruit specialist at Highmoor […]

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