Cooperative Extension

Maine 4-H Foundation purchases Greenland Point Center in Princeton

With the help of numerous donations, Maine 4-H Foundation has purchased the 64-acre Greenland Point Center in Princeton, Maine. The center, located on a peninsula in Long Lake in Washington County, was a children’s camp for many years. With some facility upgrades and new educational and recreational equipment, the property is expected to open next […]

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Morning Ag Clips, Turner Publishing preview UMaine Extension beef nutrition workshop

Morning Ag Clips and Turner Publishing previewed a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop on beef cattle nutrition 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the UMaine Extension Oxford County Office in South Paris. Colt Knight, assistant professor and livestock specialist with UMaine Extension, will discuss the basics of corn- and grass-fed beef cattle nutrition. Topics will […]

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Media advance UMaine Extension wild blueberry conference Feb. 28

The Associated Press, Republican Journal and Morning Ag Clips advanced a free wild blueberry conference hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Black Bear Inn. Topics will include management updates on diseases, pollinators and weeds; ideas about precision agriculture, post-harvest quality and blueberry fertility; and insight into food […]

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Press Herald interviews Wertheim about pros, cons of ice-melting salt

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Frank Wertheim, an associate extension professor of agriculture/horticulture with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about balancing the positives and negatives of using rock salt to melt ice. Rock salt can reduce the risk of slipping on icy roads and sidewalks, but also can corrode metal and damage […]

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Media preview UMaine Extension bee workshop

The Associated Press, Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips previewed a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop, “Native Bees: Habitats, Threats, and Citizen Science,” from 1–2 p.m. Feb. 13 at the UMaine Extension Oxford County Office in South Paris. Kalyn Bickerman-Martens, a Ph.D. candidate in ecology and environmental sciences at UMaine, will discuss Maine’s native […]

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UMaine Extension Franklin County groups benefit elementary schools, Daily Bulldog reports

The Daily Bulldog reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Franklin County Homemakers donated 300 boxes of facial tissues to local school districts. The group’s campaign included a donation kiosk at the local Hannaford supermarket and direct donations from six Franklin County Extension Homemaker groups, the article states. UMaine Extension Homemakers volunteer to support worthy […]

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BDN interviews Hopkins for article about growing saffron

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kathryn Hopkins, an educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. Made from hand-picked and dried stigmas of fall crocuses, saffron sells for about $5,000 per pound, the BDN reported. It’s a fairly new crop for Maine, but […]

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WABI interviews Roche, Handley for report on Ag Trades Show

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Erin Roche, a crop insurance education program manager, and David Handley, a vegetable and small fruit specialist, for a report on the 2019 Maine Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta. The report focused on a weather-based crop management tools event at the show. “What we’re really […]

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Brzozowski recent guest on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Richard Brzozowski, a food system program administrator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show was broadcast from the annual State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center, and focused on the important role agriculture plays in Maine’s economy and the […]

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Turner Publishing, Morning Ag Clips advance UMaine Extension bee workshop

Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips advanced a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop on native bees from 1–2 p.m. Feb. 13 at the UMaine Extension Oxford County Office in South Paris. Kalyn Bickerman-Martens, a Ph.D. candidate in ecology and environmental sciences at UMaine, will discuss Maine’s native bees; bumblebee species and threats; and the Maine […]

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