Cooperative Extension

McCarty Gives Food Preservation Tips on MPBN’s ‘Maine Calling’

Kate McCarty, a food preservation community education assistant with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show, titled “Canning (and other ways to save your garden’s bounty),” included information about preserving food by canning, freezing, drying, root-cellaring and fermenting.

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Bulletin on Raw Milk Production Guidelines Available

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s bulletin with guidelines on raw milk production is available for licensed dealers and people interested in becoming licensed with the state of Maine. Donald E. Hoenig, VMD, UMaine Extension, authored “Raw Milk Production: Guidelines for Maine Licensed Dealers.” Topics covered include milking procedures, milk room equipment, milking facilities, cleaning equipment, […]

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Greenville Super Science 4-H Club Featured in Piscataquis Observer

The Piscataquis Observer published an article about the Greenville Super Science 4-H Club. Traditionally, 4-H — the youth development program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension — has focused on children tending to farm animals and agriculture, according to the article. Now the program also includes a variety of activities such as robotics, aquaculture and […]

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Flood

CLAS Conference to Prep Community Planners on Ways to Cope with Climate Change

Editor’s note: For more information on the CLAS Conference, visit the conference website. Registration is available online. Old-timers sharing childhood stories about growing up in Maine sometimes recount hiking 10 miles uphill in 3 feet of snow to get to school — and home. Turns out those tales, of Maine winters anyway, might not be […]

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Dill Talks with WLBZ About EEE in Maine Mosquitoes

Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) about EEE and other mosquito-borne illnesses. The Maine Center for Disease Control recently released a report stating a mosquito pool in York tested positive for EEE, a virus that’s transmitted to humans and animals through mosquitoes, WLBZ […]

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Yarborough Mentioned in Press Herald Article on Blueberry Branding

David Yarborough, a blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about a three-day Blog the Barrens junket for social media users in an effort to promote wild blueberries. The event was sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and included a tour of […]

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UMaine Extension Master Gardeners to Host Seed-Saving Workshop

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will offer a workshop on seed saving at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road. Why and how gardeners save seeds for the next season will be the focus of the program. Master Gardener Volunteers Cate Fitzgerald Rice, Gail Sawyer and Tinuviel […]

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Maine Sea Grant to Help Run Maine Seaweed Festival, The Forecaster Reports

The Forecaster reported the University of Maine’s Maine Sea Grant program is partnering with Hillary Krapf, a holistic healer in Portland, to host the first Maine Seaweed Festival to celebrate the many practical functions of Maine seaweed. The free festival will be held Aug. 30 at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. The Bangor […]

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AP Quotes Bolton in Article on Lobster Processing Plant Violations

Jason Bolton, a food safety specialist with the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture, spoke to the Associated Press for an article about Rockland-based Linda Bean’s lobster processing plant stating it has addressed violations cited by the Food and Drug Administration in February. The FDA says it has not yet cleared the firm […]

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Morse Mentioned in Forecaster Article on Green Crabs

Dana Morse, a Maine Sea Grant researcher who works at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, was quoted in The Forecaster’s article, “Even in retreat, green crabs confound Maine shellfish industry.” Morse said there is a small, but motivated group in the state looking for ways to market the crabs. He added one idea […]

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