Cooperative Extension

Dill speaks with BDN about spider species found in Maine

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Maine is home to hundreds of spider species. Here’s a guide to the ones you might find.” In Maine, spiders are relatively harmless to people, according to Dill. While the bites of some species […]

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Castine Patriot reports on 4-H club’s trip to Penobscot farm

Castine Patriot reported the Peninsula Explorers, a youth club sponsored by 4-H and Blue Hill Heritage Trust, recently visited Horsepower Farm in Penobscot for gleaning and a lesson in outdoor cooking. Peninsula Explorers, now in its second year, was formed to connect youth with the outdoors and community members, according to the article.

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Agriculture symposium for military veterans Oct. 26 in Augusta

Maine AgrAbility and United Farmer Veterans of Maine will host a symposium for military veterans and their partners involved in agriculture, and veterans exploring opportunities in agriculture 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Maine Army National Guard Armory in Augusta.  “Educate-2-Cultivate” will focus on business development skills and assistive technology designed to support safe […]

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Calderwood speaks with Ellsworth American about colorful fall blueberry fields

The Ellsworth American spoke with Lily Calderwood, University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of horticulture, about the vibrant red and orange blueberry fields seen in Down East Maine during the fall. Calderwood explained that wild blueberry plants are similar to deciduous trees in that they release chlorophyll in the fall […]

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Food entrepreneur workshops begin Oct. 23 in Bangor   

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer half-day workshops for food entrepreneurs in multiple locations this fall. “Recipe to Market” topics include food entrepreneurship in the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and regulations, and food safety. The following sessions will be held 9 a.m.–noon: Oct. 23 at […]

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WABI, News Center Maine cover Expanding Your Horizons 

WABI (Channel 5) and News Center Maine reported that about 350 area middle school girls attended the “Expanding Your Horizons” conference at the University of Maine. The annual event, sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is dedicated to inspiring girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. […]

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Advertiser Democrat highlights food training workshop in South Paris

The Advertiser Democrat posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension media release about the “Cooking for Crowds” food safety training for volunteers Oct. 21 in South Paris. The training offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions, including at soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances ‘Recipe to Market’ workshops

Morning Ag Clips posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release about five of its half-day “Recipe to Market” workshops for food entrepreneurs. Workshop topics to be covered in Bangor, Ellsworth, Lisbon Falls and Falmouth include food entrepreneurship in the specialty food industry, business basics, an overview of the product development process, licensing and […]

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Highmoor Farm reschedules harvest sale to Oct. 21

Due to forecasts of rain and gusty winds, the University of Maine Highmoor Farm Fall Harvest Sale has been postponed from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21 on campus.  Several varieties of apples and pumpkins grown at the farm in Monmouth will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, adjacent to […]

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Learn to raise, process, prepare poultry in UMaine Extension workshop

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a hands-on workshop about raising, processing and preparing poultry 8–11 a.m. Oct. 17 at UMaine’s Pilot Plant and Commercial Kitchen in Hitchner Hall. “Poultry 101” explores how to prepare a whole chicken in a variety of market cuts, basic cooking theory for poultry and stock, and how to […]

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