Cooperative Extension

Harvest for Hunger donations reach 3M pounds of fresh produce, media report

Maine Public, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News and the Raleigh News & Observer ran an Associated Press story about a University of Maine Cooperative Extension program that has donated 3 million pounds of fresh produce to Maine people since 2000. In 2019, Maine Harvest for Hunger donated more […]

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Dill talks with BDN about ticks, testing, diseases 

Griffin Dill and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Identification Lab were included in a Bangor Daily News article about ticks. The lab has tested around 2,000 ticks for Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis since April 1. “Of the 2,000 ticks, we found that roughly 45 percent tested positive for one of the three pathogens,” […]

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Media publish release about plastic recycle program

The Republican Journal, Penobscot Bay Pilot, The Penobscot Times and Morning Ag Clips ran a media release that announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension was awarded $38,764 as a one-year Maine Department of Environmental Protection Waste Diversion Grant to develop a statewide pilot program to recycle agricultural greenhouse plastic. The goal is to collect at least a […]

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Morning Sentinel, KJ advance free workshops for new farmers

The Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal posted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension release about the Beginning Farmer Resource Network’s free workshops and consultation services for new farmers Jan. 14–16 during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. The Courier of Montgomery County and Houston Chronicle posted the AP article, and Mainebiz also reported on the workshops. […]

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Turner Publishing, Morning Ag Clips advance Jan. 18 microgreens workshop

Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release advancing a workshop on growing microgreens from 10–11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. UMaine Extension horticultural professional Pamela Hargest will lead the workshop, which will include optimal indoor growing conditions, and the variety of […]

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Penobscot Bay Pilot previews aquaculture course to livestream at Hutchinson Center

Penobscot Bay Pilot previewed an aquaculture training course to be offered by Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Maine Aquaculture Association, and Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The course, Aquaculture in Shared Waters, is designed for commercial fishermen and members of fishing families who are interested in diversifying their incomes, […]

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Morning Ag Clips reports UMaine Extension to offer produce safety course Jan. 16

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing UMaine Extension will offer Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. Workshop partners include the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and AgMatters LLC, […]

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Morning Ag Clips publishes Extension release advancing maple syrup workshops

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release advancing two half-day maple syrup workshops offered by UMaine Extension and the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association. The workshops will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at the UMaine Extension York County office in Springvale, according to the release. “Intro to Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101” […]

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UMaine Extension staff receive awards, Sun Journal reports

The Sun Journal reported staff from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development program were recently honored as Northeast regional and national winners of the Diversity & Inclusion: Expanding the 4-H Audience Award and the Excellence in After School Programming Award. UMaine Extension recipients of the reward included professor Kristy Ouellette and science […]

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