Cooperative Extension

Haskell Appointed to Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

Jane Haskell, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor and educator, has been appointed to Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. Haskell was nominated by Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau and holds a public member appointment. The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women is a government-appointed group dedicated to improving opportunities for […]

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Yarborough Awarded Funds to Improve Integrated Pest Management for Blueberry Farmers

David Yarborough, a blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, was awarded funds to improve integrated pest management practices for Maine’s wild blueberry growers. The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine awarded Yarborough and fellow researchers Francis Drummond and Seanna Annis $116,268 from the Maine […]

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Nineteen UMaine Faculty Members Receive Tenure and/or Promotion

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 process is truly […]

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Anderson Interviewed for MPBN Report on Raw Milk Bills

Gary Anderson, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, was quoted in the Maine Public Broadcasting Network report, “Raw milk battle divides Maine’s dairy industry.” Lawmakers are considering two bills on raw milk sales, according to the report. One bill would exempt dairy farms from state licensing and inspection requirements if they produce less than […]

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WABI Covers Expanding Your Horizons Conference

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 28th Expanding Your Horizons conference at the University of Maine. Nearly 500 middle school girls from around the state attended the event that aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Expanding Your Horizons, which is coordinated by the UMaine Women’s […]

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National AgrAbility 2015 Training Conference in New York

The 2015 AgrAbility National Training Conference will cover issues of disability in the agricultural industry April 13–16 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester in Rochester, New York. The conference also will include tours of area farms and other attractions. Lani Carlson, University of Maine Cooperative Extension AgrAbility project coordinator, says there are many reasons to participate […]

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Hopkins, UMaine Study Quoted in BDN Article on Start of Maple Season

A University of Maine maple syrup expert and economics study were mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article, “LePage opens Maine’s maple season by tapping Blaine House tree.” Maine is the third-largest maple industry in the U.S., generating $17.3 million in annual income for the nearly 600 people it employs, according to economist Todd Gabe’s […]

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Master Food Preserver Course Applications Available April 1

Applications will be available April 1 for a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver course that starts June 18 at Gorham Middle School in Gorham, and at the UMaine Extension office in Falmouth. The 10 three-hour, hands-on kitchen labs are slated to be held 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 17; dates may change […]

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Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Middle School Girls March 12

More than 480 middle school girls from around the state are expected to take part in the annual University of Maine conference that aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The 28th Expanding Your Horizons conference takes place March 12 on the UMaine campus and features […]

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Morning Sentinel, KJ Interview Hopkins About Maple Sugaring Season

Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal article on the start of the maple sugaring season and how weather affects sap flow. After a cold winter, there is a perception that the season is starting late, but Hopkins said that […]

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