Cooperative Extension

Pen Bay Pilot posts piece about 4-H Centers providing outdoor, STEM education

Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine Cooperative Extension story about UMaine 4-H partnering with schools for outdoor, STEM education. University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Learning Centers — including Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Tenants Harbor, Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville, and the 4-H Camp and Learning […]

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UMaine 4-H Centers partner with Maine K–12 schools to provide outdoor and STEM education for students

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Learning Centers will play a pivotal role in the education plans of K–12 schools in Maine communities this fall by providing venues for vibrant outdoor learning, and experiential STEM and outdoor education lessons that add depth to standard grade-level curriculum.  “Outdoor learning centers are playing a significant role in […]

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New UMaine Extension crops specialist based in Presque Isle

Bee Chim has been named the University of Maine Cooperative Extension crops specialist based in Presque Isle. As an Extension agronomist, Chim’s focus is assisting potato growers and other farmers with crop-related educational programs, and applied research. She also has an appointment with the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where she will teach one […]

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Media advance ‘Growing Garlic’ event

The Free Press, Centralmaine.com and Morning Ag Clips shared a University of Maine Cooperative Extension media release about its “Growing Garlic in Maine” webinar noon–1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.  Registration is required; a $5 donation is optional. Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive a link to the recording. For more information or to request a […]

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Lilley to lead Sept. 28 webinar about root cellaring 

Root cellaring is a low-energy method for storing the bounty from the garden. University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar focused on how to store produce from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 28. UMaine Extension Professional Jason Lilley will cover ideal storage conditions for crops, and how to create those conditions throughout most […]

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Morning Ag, CentralMaine.com promote October livestock disease control series

Morning Ag Clips and CentralMaine.com advanced a new webinar series, Nip Livestock Disease in the Bud, developed by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Animal Health Division (MDACF) to control disease in sheep, goats, swine and beef cows. Registration is required. More information, including a schedule and list of speakers, […]

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Disease-control webinars offered to farmers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry — Animal Health Division will offer webinars in October to help livestock producers lay a strong foundation for disease control ahead of any infection that may be introduced to swine, sheep, goats or beef cattle. The free webinars will be held […]

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Marble talks with Daily Bulldog about virtual fair

The Daily Bulldog interviewed Tara Marble, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth development professional, about the virtual exhibit hall developed so children can display their work. “We’re trying to connect kids in a time when we’re not connected at all,” said Marble. National 4-H recognized the Maine branch for their work in trying to […]

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Growing garlic in Maine with UMaine Extension Sept. 14

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about growing garlic in Maine noon–1 p.m. Sept. 14. “Growing Garlic in Maine” topics will include planting stock, site selection, timing of harvest and proper drying. The webinar will be led by UMaine Extension agriculture and non-timber forest products professional David Fuller, who has grown garlic […]

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