Cooperative Extension

Dog training clinic for youth scheduled for October

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a dog training clinic 8 a.m.–noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the University of Maine J. Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. The Maine 4-H Dog Clinic is open to all youth ages 9–18; owning a dog is not required. Participants will […]

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Media boost UMaine Extension Fall in the Garden series

The Daily Bulldog, Sun Journal and CentralMaine.com shared information about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s six-part in-person workshop series Fall in the Garden, which will be held from 4–5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 20–Oct. 11. More information and the registration form can be found on the Fall in the Garden webpage.

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Morning Ag Clips, Sun Journal boost UMaine Extension bison farming workshop

Morning Ag Clips and the Sun Journal shared that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a tour of a bison farm from 1–3 p.m. Sept. 28. Registration is required and a sliding scale program fee of $15 per family is optional. Registration and payment […]

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Media highlight UMaine Extension food safety training

The Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot, CentralMaine.com and Delicious Food shared information about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s food safety training workshop “Cooking for Crowds,” which will be available through both in-person workshops in multiple locations and via Zoom. This course offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods […]

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Fall food safety training for volunteers cooking for crowds

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer several opportunities for volunteer cooks to receive important food safety training in September and October. “Cooking for Crowds” will be available through both in-person workshops in multiple locations and via Zoom.  This popular course offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for […]

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BDN boosts UMaine Extension field day, fun run at Rogers Farm Sept. 10

The Bangor Daily News shared that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program will host its annual field day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Rogers Farm demonstration garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the fun run […]

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UMaine Extension hosts field day, fun run Sept. 10 at Rogers Farm

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program will host its annual field day 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Rogers Farm demonstration garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. All activities will be held outdoors.  Workshops and demonstrations for the “Let’s Eat!” field day include “Farm Flatbreads” with Rob Dumas, University of Maine […]

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Media highlight UMaine research about using solar panels in wild blueberry fields

Energy News Network and Axios, featured University of Maine research about how mounting solar panels in wild blueberry patches will affect income and production. “Our goal is to understand the impact of construction — how will blueberries react to being driven over? Anecdotally, the careful treatment definitely recovered faster in terms of blueberry cover. But […]

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