Cooperative Extension

Morning Ag Clips, AP highlight Extension’s Master Food Preserver Program

Morning Ag Clips and the Associated Press reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has been accepting applications for its Master Food Preserver Program. Master Food Preservers teach people how to preserve food and share research from UMaine Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Applications for the program, which includes a $250 fee, must […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers virtual science cafés

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 each Tuesday, from 3–3:45 p.m., beginning March 31. Online sessions will include University of Maine scientists discussing their research, how they became involved in their work and what brought them to Maine. Participants will learn about science in action […]

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Farmers invited to online meetings to share information during pandemic  

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering Maine farmers a chance to connect online from 10–11 a.m. weekdays to ask questions, get answers and share information. “Daily Maine Farmer” sessions began March 23 as a way for farmers and farm service providers to share what is happening on their farms and to engage with experts […]

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Chat online with garden experts beginning March 30

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a series of free one-hour online home gardening discussions starting Monday, March 30 at 9 a.m. Additional sessions are scheduled each Monday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at noon and Thursday at 6 p.m. through April 23. “Garden Chats: Growing Resilience from the Ground Up” will be a chance […]

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Ellsworth American reports on outreach efforts of Sea Grant, Extension 

The Ellsworth American noted efforts of Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a story about seafood harvesters directly marketing their catch. Maine Sea Grant recently sent a flyer to oyster growers with advice about directly marketing their shellfish online, at farm stands or farmers’ markets, or at their farms. UMaine Extension […]

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UMaine Extension creates video series with easy recipes to make at home

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program has created a new video series with recipes that are easy to make at home while keeping nutrition in mind. The “Mainely Dish” series will feature a new recipe each Monday with a brief video and clear instructions. The series begins with oatmeal packets, […]

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Media share Extension’s resource site related to coronavirus

Daily Bulldog and The Piscataquis Observer posted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s user-friendly webpage featuring links to recently completed resources related to COVID-19. UMaine Extension: Connecting with Maine Communities During COVID-19 lists diverse resources available to the public, including guidelines for farmers, educational resources for parents and children, and established services that have been […]

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Piscataquis Observer posts update on Fourth Friday Plant Clinics

The Piscataquis Observer shared that Trisha Smith, home horticulture aide with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County, will host a live Zoom conference version of the Fourth Friday Plant Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 27. To access through PC, Mac or smartphone: https://maine.zoom.us/j/146882821. On a telephone, enter Meeting ID: 146 […]

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Check out what’s next on ‘The Maine Question’

While “The Maine Question” podcast is on a brief spring break, host Ron Lisnet encourages listeners to check the lineup in case they missed any episodes, as well as to share their favorite conversations with friends. Topics of the podcast, now in its second season, have included news in the 21st century; dog biscuits made […]

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