Cooperative Extension

Yarborough speaks with WLBZ, WVII as Maine blueberry harvest starts

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) at the start of the Maine blueberry harvest season. Yarborough told WLBZ the crop is looking good, but the supply is expected to drop from recent years. “The last three years we’ve had […]

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BDN features UMaine Extension ‘Growing Maine’ video on Bradford family farm

The Bangor Daily News reported on the latest installment of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families. The latest video in the series tells the story of Cedar Run Farm in Bradford, a natural grass-fed beef and pork operation. Leanne and Billy […]

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UMaine Extension blueberry information praised in Rutland Herald article

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Rutland Herald article about wild blueberry picking in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest. Mike Burbank, a biologist with the U.S. Forest Service, said other national forests also have wild blueberry fields ready for the public, but UMaine Extension has provided the best management information. Down […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances backyard blueberry talk at Rogers Farm

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing a free public talk on growing blueberries. David Handley, a UMaine Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1 at UMaine’s Rogers Farm in Old Town. The event is hosted by UMaine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener […]

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Backyard blueberries to be focus of public talk at Rogers Farm

Growing blueberries will be the focus of a free public talk by David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. The event, which is hosted by UMaine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV), will be held at UMaine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. […]

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Advice from Yerxa included in BDN article on how to eat well on a budget

Kate Yerxa, a statewide nutrition and physical activity educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about how to eat well while on a budget. Yerxa said buying in bulk is a good way to cut food costs, though it’s important to keep items properly stored. […]

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Yarborough comments on Down East’s archival seagull article

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Down East magazine post that revisited an archival article. “Symbols of the Maine Coast — Herring Gulls,” appeared in the magazine’s August 1956 issue. “Herring gulls do a thorough job of keeping Maine beaches free of dead or […]

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UMaine Extension raspberry growing tips cited in Press Herald column

Raspberry planting advice from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension was included in the latest Portland Press Herald “Maine Gardener” column. In explaining “the right way to grow raspberries,” the author cited source pamphlets and YouTube videos created mostly by David Handley, a vegetable and small fruits specialist with the UMaine Extension at Highmoor Farm […]

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BDN publishes UMaine Today tick research article, video

The Bangor Daily News published a UMaine Today feature story and video on tick research being conducted at the University of Maine. As the number of ticks and the illnesses they spread rise around the state, UMaine scientists in multiple disciplines are conducting research in an effort to protect residents, animals and the environment. UMaine’s […]

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New Food Economy speaks with Yarborough about wild blueberry surplus

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by The New Food Economy for an article about Maine’s blueberry surplus. This year, with a near-record harvest expected across the state’s 18,000 acres of barrens, the United States government is planning to buy $10 million worth of blueberries to […]

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