Cooperative Extension

Morse interviewed about scallop farming on ‘Maine Things Considered’

Dana Morse, a marine Extension associate with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Darling Marine Center, was interviewed about scallop farming on Maine Public’s “Maine Things Considered” radio show. As the effects of climate change continue to be amplified in the Gulf of Maine, some lobster industry leaders are looking to diversify their work […]

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Cooperative Extension mentioned in VillageSoup article on gleaning

VillageSoup mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in the article, “October is Maine School Gleaning Month.” Gleaning is an age-old practice in which people harvest crops that farmers have been unable to harvest for market; for example, when produce has blemishes that would prevent farmers from securing a sufficient profit to justify the harvesting […]

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UMaine Tick ID Lab cited in BDN article on new mobile app

The University of Maine Tick Identification Lab was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about a new mobile app that identifies ticks using photo recognition software. The “What’s My Tick” app was created by Dann Ladd of Belfast and his nephew, Ryan Bilodeau, who is pursuing studies in computer science at Thomas College in […]

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The County interviews Brzozowski about hayfields

The County interviewed Richard Brzozowski, food system program administrator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about the effects of dry summers on hayfields. Hay is one of the largest crops in Maine, according to Brzozowski, who oversees the Maine Hay Directory for buyers and sellers of hay. Challenges like new weed pressure […]

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Press Herald cites UMaine Extension publication as cover crop resource

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication was listed as a resource in a Portland Press Herald article about cover crops. The crops act as temporary placeholders that provide a variety of benefits to the garden, including suppressing weeds in early spring and adding significant nitrogen to the soil, the article states. For more information, […]

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World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulations to be held at Maine schools in October

University of Maine graduate students are partnering with schools across Maine to host World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulation (WCS) activities. The simulation activity was developed by the nongovernmental organization Climate Interactive and involves a role play in which participants act as country delegates and work together to negotiate a global climate agreement. The simulation emulates […]

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UMaine Extension mentioned in Free Press column on heritage apple varieties

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Free Press article about increased interest in and access to heritage apple varieties. When a tree prized for certain characteristics, such as disease or insect resistance, or its suitability for sauce or pie, dies of old age or disease, that variety is gone forever, according […]

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UMaine Tanglewood 4-H Center fall harvest festival Oct. 6

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood will host a fall harvest festival and trail race 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 in Lincolnville. The 3.5-mile race begins at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Participants can celebrate the fall season with ecology-themed outdoor activities in the Tanglewood forest, […]

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Farming Down East the focus of UMaine Extension course

A four-session course for farmers and those hoping to farm will be held from 1–4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Penobscot County Office in Bangor. The course, “So You Want to Farm in Maine?” continues weekly through Oct. 23. Live streaming will be available. Appointments for individual consultations will be […]

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