Cooperative Extension

Free Press advances info session on FDA produce safety rule

The Free Press reported Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor an informational session for producers and growers on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety rule from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Office in Waldoboro. The event is free and […]

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Yarborough quoted in Maine Public report on plummeting blueberry prices

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Maine Public report about how blueberry growers in the state are struggling with plummeting prices. Yarborough said the berries can be roughly categorize into two groups: cultivated, or “highbush,” and wild, or “lowbush.” Wild blueberries, those found only in […]

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Republican Journal advances UMaine Extension’s Rural Living Day

The Republican Journal reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Waldo County Extension Association will host the 23rd annual Rural Living Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in Thorndike. Workshop topics include raising poultry, making fermented foods, using drip irrigation, plantings for wild bees and silvopasture. Many classes are part […]

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UMaine teaming up to offer webinars on reduced tillage, American Agriculturist reports

American Agriculturist reported Cornell University’s Small Farms Program has teamed up with counterparts at Michigan State University and University of Maine to offer three free webinars on reduced tillage for organic vegetable production. Viewers can learn about practices that might fit their operation — from permanent beds, tarps and mulches to cover cropping, strip tillage […]

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Equine anatomy focus of UMaine 4-H Science Saturday

Learn about equine anatomy at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. Participants will be able to explore equine muscle and bone structure, and typical gaits, and practice basic care such as leg wraps […]

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BDN quotes Hopkins in article on increasing popularity of maple sap water

Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the growing popularity of drinking pure maple sap water. “It has a lot of the components that are so good for you,” said Hopkins, who also is a member of the Maine Maple Syrup Association. […]

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Turner Publishing previews UMaine Extension farming course

Turner Publishing advanced a four-session course offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for farmers and those hoping to farm. “So You Want to Farm in Maine?” will begin April 3 at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County office in Bangor and will continue from 6–9 p.m. every Monday in April. Live streaming of the […]

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