Cooperative Extension

Media boost UMaine Extension 4-H engineering program for youths

The Piscataquis Observer, Daily Bulldog, CentralMaine.com, Sun Journal and Turner Publishing shared information about a special interest club hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H where youth ages 9–18 can explore basic engineering concepts. This online club will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 26–March 2 from 4–5:15 p.m. Register by Jan. 17 on the […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H introduces youth to engineering concepts

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is accepting registrations for a special interest club where youth ages 9-18 can explore basic engineering concepts. This online club will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 26–March 2 from 4–5:15 p.m. Required registration closes Jan. 17.   The 4-H Engineering Club will introduce basic engineering skills by exploring a different […]

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Media highlight Garland talk for Belfast Garden Club

The Republican Journal, Penobscot Bay Pilot and Bangor Daily News noted that the Belfast Garden Club will kick off its 2023 speaker series on Jan. 17 with a free talk on pollinator-friendly gardens by Kate Garland, a horticulturist with University of Maine Extension Service. The one-hour public program will be held at the Belfast Free […]

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In-service training offered for Certified Crop Advisors Jan. 25–26

A two-day training for agriculture service providers in the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) program will be held Jan. 25–26 at the Holiday Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Presentations will be made by experts from schools and businesses across New England, including University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association, Northern Tilth, University […]

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Media report on $6.2M in federal funding for UMaine Extension tick lab

News Center Maine and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) reported on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab receiving $6.2 million in one-time federal spending as part of the omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in December. The funding, which was part of a $53 million package of […]

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Dill speaks to BDN about tick activity in recent winters

Griffin Dill, manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how warming temperatures have allowed ticks to stay active during the winter months in recent years. “With recent years and these warm winters, it’s not unprecedented by any means to be seeing tick activity now,” he […]

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PPH, News Center Maine report that UMaine will open PFAS lab

The Portland Press Herald and News Center Maine reported that the University of Maine plans to open a research center this year to test for harmful forever chemicals and guide the science needed to help Maine farmers dealing with contaminated wells, herds and fields.“Maine is leading the way on PFAS, but there is so much […]

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PPH reports on federal funds to UMaine for tick research

The Portland Press Herald reported that the University of Maine will receive $6.2 million in federal funding to research ways to control tick populations, identify emerging tick species and expand public health efforts as Lyme disease cases have reached record-high levels in Maine. Griffin Dill, director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Tick Lab, […]

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