Cooperative Extension

Learn to Prune, Graft Apple Trees at Free Field Day

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free apple tree pruning and grafting field day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Avalon Acres Orchard & Farm, 234 Dexter Road, Saint Albans. Avalon Acres owner Mark Sheriff, an alumnus of the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program, will present information about […]

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WABI Covers ‘Everything Equine’ 4-H Science Saturday Workshop

WABI (Channel 5) reported on “Everything Equine,” a University of Maine 4-H Science Saturday workshop held at the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in Orono. About 40 youth in grades K–12 learned about horses with Anne Lichtenwalner, a UMaine Extension veterinarian; and Robert Causey, an associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences. “It’s something […]

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USDA Blog Features UMaine’s iCook Project

A University of Maine-led child food and fitness study was the focus of the USDA Blog post, “iCook makes healthy living fun for kids.” UMaine researchers developed the 4-H iCook project to prevent childhood obesity. The five-state, USDA-funded study encourages families to cook, eat and exercise together while improving culinary skills and increasing physical activity, […]

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MPBN Reports on Evolution of Maine’s 4-H Clubs

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program is evolving to prepare students for the world’s changing technology. While traditional farming activities are still a major focus, 4-H is expanding to teach children more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to the report. Greg Kranich, a physics […]

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Hudson Students Participate in Follow a Researcher, WABI Reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported from Hudson Elementary School where fourth graders are taking part in 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 […]

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Create Herbal Seasonings with UMaine Extension

Betz Golon, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village herbalist and University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver, will share her knowledge of herbs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the UMaine Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. “Herbal Seasonings” is the title of the April workshop, which is part of the yearlong […]

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Maine Sea Grant Program Awarded $800,000, Media Report

WABI (Channel 5) and Mainebiz reported the Maine Sea Grant Program at the University of Maine will receive $798,312 in grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support its research, education and outreach efforts done on behalf of Maine’s coastal communities. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced the award […]

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Nineteen UMaine Faculty Members Receive Tenure and/or Promotion, Weekly Reports

The Weekly reported the University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved promotion and/or tenure for 19 University of Maine faculty members. The faculty were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. “The annual tenure and promotion […]

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