Cooperative Extension

Bolton Interviewed on Food Safety and Power Outages

In a Portland Press Herald article, Jason Bolton, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and statewide food safety specialist, offered food safety advice for when power outages decommission refrigerators and freezers. Bolton said milk products, in particular, can develop dangerous bacteria and pathogens. He referred to an age-old adage — when in doubt, throw it […]

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UMaine Experts Available to Discuss Hurricane Damage, Safety and Advice

Maine isn’t expected to bear the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy, but the state will still get hit hard, according to the Associated Press and others monitoring the storm. Several University of Maine experts are available for interviews about different aspects of the storm, including coastal damage from hurricanes, climate modeling, and consumer advice on […]

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Maine Newspapers Endorses Bond Referenda

An editorial in the Journal Tribune of Biddeford has endorsed passage of all of the referenda on the statewide ballot Nov. 6, including Question 2, which would fund a new, biologically safe and secure animal and plant diagnostic laboratory at UMaine. The editorial said the investments will help contribute to job creation. The Bangor Daily […]

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Associated Press Reports on Slow Food Conference at UMaine

Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 5 (WABI) both posted an Associated Press report on an Oct. 26–27 conference at UMaine on “slow food,” an international movement that’s promoted as an alternative to fast food with the intention of preserving traditional cuisines and promoting locally grown foods, the report said. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine, […]

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Newspaper Notes UMaine Extension’s Role in Orono Planning Session

An article in the Bangor Daily News about a Nov. 7 community meeting to discuss Orono’s comprehensive planning goals noted that University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and facilitation specialist Jane Haskell will serve as facilitator for the session. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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UMaine Extension Food Preservation Aide in TV Report

Channel 6 (WCSH) interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation aide Kate McCarty for a report on efforts in York County to fulfill the needs of people who need food assistance. McCarty attended a special session at York County Community College where organizations dedicated to help combat hunger gathered to discuss ways to help. […]

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Newspaper Advances UMaine Extension Business Conference

The Penobscot Bay Press published a news release about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Hancock County Business Conference and Trade Show Nov. 1–2 in Ellsworth. The conference is designed to bring together hundreds of business representatives and business development specialists to discuss common problems and solutions to business challenges in the Downeast area. Gov. […]

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President’s Community Conversation 2.0 Scheduled for Monday

On Monday, Oct. 29, University of Maine President Paul Ferguson will hold Community Conversation 2.0, his second annual discussion with the UMaine community. The President’s Community Conversation 2.0 will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Wells Conference Center. This year, the President’s Community Conversation is being combined with the annual Employee Breakfast. […]

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Newspaper Garden Feature Cites UMaine Extension Education Classes

A Lewiston Sun Journal feature article about a Jay middle school community gardening project to benefit a local food bank noted that a seventh-grader leading the project learned about gardening methods through University of Maine Cooperative Extension classes. The students donated more than 100 pounds of cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans and carrots from their school […]

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