Cooperative Extension

WABI announces Master Gardener Volunteers program accepting applications

WABI (Channel 5) announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers program is now accepting applications for 2019. Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with UMaine Extension, told WABI the program is for both experienced gardeners and newcomers. The program will meet once a week from Feb. 26–May 21 at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County […]

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UMaine Extension publications offer Thanksgiving food safety tips

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and tips to safely enjoy Thanksgiving. Resources serve to educate readers on how to select, thaw and cook a turkey, as well as how to safely handle and prepare other food. Seasonal publications also include how to make wreaths, preserve cranberries and heat a home efficiently. Visit […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances farm communication workshop

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release advancing sessions of a farm communications workshop beginning 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield. The workshop, led by UMaine Extension human development specialist Leslie Forstadt, and family and community mediation director Karen Groat, is intended for farmers, […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews UMaine Extension agronomy workshop

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release previewing a soil and agronomy workshop to take place 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the University of Maine Presque Isle Campus Center. The workshop is designed for farmers, industry representatives, students and faculty, the release states. UMaine Extension assistant professors Sukhwinder Bali […]

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Hands accepting canned goods

UMaine community giving back during holiday season

Editor’s note: This is not a complete list; additions may be made. Several University of Maine groups are leading charitable efforts to give back to the community throughout the holiday season. The Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s food pantry and clothing exchange, will provide Thanksgiving meals to its clients who will be in the area for […]

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Press Herald quotes Dill in article about decline in Lyme cases

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article “Reported cases of Lyme disease show dramatic drop in Maine.” Lyme disease cases are projected to be the lowest in at least three years in Maine, which according to researchers is likely a result […]

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UMaine Extension cited in Food Poisoning Bulletin article on washing produce

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication was cited in the Food Poisoning Bulletin article, “What is the best way to wash fruits and vegetables?” The article pointed to a UMaine Extension bulletin “that contains valuable information and step-by-step instructions.” Tips included washing your hands with hot, soapy water; cleaning the countertop, cutting boards, utensils […]

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Stanley speaks with Press Herald about nourishing garden soil

Liz Stanley, a horticultural educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in the Portland Press Herald article, “At fall lawn-feeding time, we offer you a recipe for nourishing your garden.” This fall, several home gardeners going in search of straw bales (for winter mulch) were advised by store personnel to buy plastic-wrapped “straw […]

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