Cooperative Extension

Maine Edge Reports on UMaine Extension’s Poultry Egg Business Project

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing a one-year poultry egg business project that it’s offering to 4-H members ages 9–18 and their families. The statewide project is intended to generate income for participants and provide learning experiences in business, entrepreneurship, keeping records, documentation, problem-solving, food safety and animal […]

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UMaine Extension Offers Free Family Fun Cooking Class

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and FoodCorps are offering a free cooking class for income-eligible families 5–6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 29–May 20 at the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan. The four-session class is designed for income-eligible families with children living at home. Parents will be taught how to prepare quick and […]

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UMaine Climate Change Report Featured by MPBN, AP

“Maine’s Climate Future: 2015 Update,” a new report from the University of Maine, was featured in stories by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and the Associated Press. The report highlights the effects of climate change in Maine, such as intense precipitation events, warming temperatures in the atmosphere and ocean, and rising sea levels. Ivan Fernandez, […]

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UMaine Extension’s Eat Well Program Seeking Volunteers, Ellsworth American Reports

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Eat Well Volunteers Program in Hancock County is recruiting volunteers for its second season. Participants will be trained to teach clients of food pantries and community meal sites about nutrition, food safety and preparation, and using fresh garden produce, according to the article. The hands-on […]

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Press Herald Interviews Dill, Alyokhin About Insects in Winter

Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Andrei Alyokhin, a professor of applied entomology at UMaine, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for an article about how Maine insects survive, and sometimes thrive, during the winter. Experts say some pests, including ticks, black flies and browntail moth caterpillars […]

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Follow a Researcher Program Featured on MPBN

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network reported on 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 by providing live expedition updates and facilitating communication […]

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Explore Marine Science at 4-H Science Saturday

Youth in grades 6–8 are invited to explore ocean waves and develop sensors at a UMaine 4-H Science Saturday workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 28 at Darling Marine Center, 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole. Participants will be introduced to sensors, learn how sensors are used in marine science applications and develop and […]

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Local Food Promotion Grant-Writing Workshop Offered

A grant-writing workshop designed for people interested in submitting federal applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program will be offered 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Monday, March 23, at Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. The training is free; registration is required by March 16. Lunch will be provided. Register online or […]

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Temperature maps

UMaine Report Updates Climate Challenges, Encourages Proactive Preparation

Editor’s note: The story was updated April 8, 2015.  Continuing or accelerating warming of the atmosphere and ocean. Intense precipitation events. Rising sea levels. These are signs of climate change, and all of them are affecting Maine people, according to Maine’s Climate Future: 2015 Update, a new report from the University of Maine. Recent consequences […]

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Fernandez, Koehler to Speak at MOFGA Climate Change Conference, Free Press Reports

The Free Press reported the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will hold a “Farming in the Face of Climate Change” conference in Unity on March 7. Participants will hear about trends in Maine’s weather patterns and how on-farm nutrient cycling can help farms build resilience, according to the article. Glen Koehler, a University […]

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