Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension 4-H offers dog clinic

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a hands-on program for youth ages 9–18 interested in learning more about dogs from 8:30 a.m–noon June 12 at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. The Spring 2021 Maine 4-H Dog Clinic will offer participants activities […]

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UMaine Extension Piscataquis County offers free tomato plants in June

To encourage more people to grow their own vegetables, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Piscataquis County Extension Executive Committee adopted the One Tomato project in 2014. So far, over 2,670 cherry tomato seedlings have been distributed to local gardeners producing a yield of tomatoes valued at $8.38 per plant, according to Donna Coffin, […]

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BDN, Morning Ag cover UMaine presidential awards

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release announcing that Judith Josiah-Martin, Elizabeth Allan and James Dill have received the 2021 UMaine Presidential Awards. Josiah-Martin, a lecturer in the School of Social Work, received the Outstanding Teaching Award; Allan, a professor of higher education, received the Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award; […]

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BDN talks with Lichtenwalner about ticks on livestock

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Anne Lichtenwalner, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Maine, about the exploding number of ticks this year and their impact on livestock. The story also cited UMaine Tick Lab reports of alpha-gal syndrome, a human allergy to red meat developed after being bitten by a […]

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Results of 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey available

In response to questions from Maine’s agricultural producers on area wages, pay, and benefits, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association developed a survey for farmer owners with employees that went out statewide this past March. Responses were due by April 2. “Farmers had no way of knowing […]

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Media advance Extension’s blueberry field days

Centralmaine.com, the Sun Journal and Morning Ag Clips promoted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Summer 2021 Wild Blueberry Days,” May 25–July 9, with themed meetings about climate resilience and dual-use solar. The event concludes with a field day at UMaine’s Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro. More information is online.

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Media promote Extension’s ‘One Tomato’ seedling program

The Bangor Daily News, WVII (Channel 7), and News Center Maine promoted the “One Tomato” seedling program offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County office in June. More information about the program, which distributes free tomato seedlings to home gardeners to encourage gardening, is online.

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