Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension to Host Maine Food Summit

Registration is underway for the 2013 Maine Food Summit, a daylong conference Friday, Dec. 6 at the University of Maine. The event, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Wells Conference Center on the Orono campus. The summit is an opportunity for food producers, business […]

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Press Herald Interviews McConnon About Maine’s Economy

The Portland Press Herald interviewed James McConnon, an economics professor at the University of Maine, for an article about Maine’s economy showing strength. McConnon said there are signs of improvement, especially in automobiles and building supplies, which are important sectors for consumer and small-business spending. He also said September and October retail sales figures will […]

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Dill Talks to WLBZ About Fruit Flies in the Home

James Dill, pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) about a possible increase in fruit flies in Maine homes. Dill said his office has already taken many complaints from residents dealing with fruit flies, and he’s not sure why they seem to be more of a problem […]

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Conroy Talks to BDN About Rising Cost of Raising Children in Maine

Jane Conroy, who offers family finance programs for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed for the Bangor Daily News article “Maine parents struggling as cost of raising children rises while incomes stagnate.” Conroy said even working residents are living paycheck to paycheck and are asking themselves how they can get ahead. She also […]

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Kersbergen Quoted in AP Article on New Crop-Monitoring App

Richard Kersbergen, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator on sustainable dairy and forage systems, was quoted in an Associated Press article about goCrop, a new app that helps map crops and monitor irrigation systems. Kersbergen said goCorp would be a potentially useful tool in helping dairy farmers keep records. NWCN.com carried the report.

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Hutton Talks About Pumpkin Crop in Press Herald Blog

Mark Hutton, a vegetable specialist and associate professor of vegetable crops with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke about Maine’s pumpkin crop in the latest entry of the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root: Dispatches from Maine’s food sources.” Hutton said overall it was a pretty good year for pumpkin production in Maine despite […]

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Maine Edge Advances 4-H Science Saturday at Witter Farm

The Maine Edge previewed the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Science Saturday on Nov. 2 at UMaine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center. Anne Lichtenwalner, an assistant professor and Cooperative Extension veterinarian, and students in UMaine’s Animal and Veterinary Science Program will lead the program titled “Clues Written in Blood.” Participants, youth in […]

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Yarborough Talks to Ellsworth American About Blueberry Demand

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with The Ellsworth American about the demand for blueberries. Yarborough said frost early in the growing season in Quebec reduced by half the province’s blueberry harvest. He said a smaller harvest in Canada will result in more demand for Maine’s wild […]

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