Cooperative Extension

Nutrition Program Highlighted

UMaine Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist Brenda Bracy are included in a Portland Press Herald story about Cooking Matters for Maine.  That initiative provides low-income families with access to expertise about how to prepare healthy, affordable and tasty meals.

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McConnon Comments on Recession, Entrepreneurship Growth

Comments from UMaine small business expert Jim McConnon, a Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics, were included in a Bangor Daily News article Oct. 29 about the rise in entrepreneurial business ventures in recessionary times. Often, he says, individuals start their own businesses out of necessity. Micro-businesses and sole proprietorships are the backbone of […]

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Rural Dealer Magazine Interviews Extension’s Johnson about Tractor Safety

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and crops specialist Steven Johnson was interviewed for an article in the fall issue of Wisconsin-based Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine about the importance of tractor loader dealers properly informing customers of safety precautions and proper maintenance for equipment they are buying. The magazine is both online and mailed to […]

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EAP Webinar on Difficult Customers Thursday

Members of the UMaine community are invited to attend a webinar Thursday, Oct. 28 with Fran Sulinski, assistant director of UMaine Cooperative Extension. Sulinski will speak from 12-1 p.m. from Room 122 in Libby Hall on “Handling Difficult and Irate Customers.” Participation in the webinar is possible by logging on here. Part of the EAP […]

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Cooperative Extension Specialist Suggests Tricks For Healthy Halloween

Kate Yerxa of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension gave some tricks and hints for cutting down on sugar while enjoying Halloween in a Bangor Daily News story. Yerxa’s suggestions included keeping candy out of sight in the days after the holiday, trading toys for treats, and reminding children to stop eating candy before they feel full or […]

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Rebar Remarks in Sun Journal Story

A Lewiston Sun Journal story describes Saturday’s Farmington meeting of the Extension Maine Homemakers, a UMaine Cooperative Extension program of 100 members that celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary at its annual convention.  Cooperative Extension executive director John Rebar addressed the group on Saturday, and his remarks about Extension and the homemakers group are featured in […]

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EAP Talk Oct. 28 Takes Up Difficult, Irate Customers

Fran Sulinski, assistant director of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension, will discuss “Handling Difficult and Irate Customers” on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 12-1 p.m. in Room 122 in Libby Hall, a free talk presented as part of the UMaine Employee Assistance Program’s Lunch and Learn Series. Seating is limited to 10 people, but others can watch the […]

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UMaine’s MTI Award Winners Noted

The website masshightech.com had a story about R&D programs that recently received funding from the Maine Technology Institute’s Maine Technology Asset Fund, including five UMaine projects that were allotted a combined $3.5 million in awards.

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Extension Food Business Workshop Preview

UMaine Cooperative Extension is set to begin a four-session workshop “From Recipe to Market: Cashing in on Value-Added Opportunities,” on Thursday in Farmington.  A Lewiston Sun Journal story previews the sessions and includes comments from Extension faculty member Beth Calder.  Her Extension colleagues Jim McConnon and Marc Edwards will also teach parts of the workshop.

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