Cooperative Extension

Researchers Working to Develop Lobster Probiotic

Contact: Deborah Bouchard, (207) 581-2767 Improving the food quality and safety of lobsters while being stored in the pound is one of the goals of a project spearheaded by Deborah Bouchard of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Bouchard, working with David Basti and Anne Lichtenwalner also of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension, recently was awarded a […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Receives Funding for Beach Monitoring Project

Contact: Keri Lindberg, (207) 832-0343 The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has received funding from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection through funds distributed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue the Maine Healthy Beaches Program, an effort to monitor water quality and protect public health on Maine’s coastal beaches. Maine is granted $256,000 […]

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Sabattus Youngster Receives 4-H Award

Contact: Kristy Ouellette at (207) 353-5555 LISBON FALLS, Me.– Jordan Davis of Sabattus was presented the Exceptional Accomplishment Through 4-H Award on Friday Nov. 20, 2009. More than 60 youngsters and family members participated in the November award ceremony.  The award presented to Davis is the highest honor awarded to an Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County 4-H member. […]

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Maine Tree Club Planning 2010 Outings

Contact: Amy Witt, 207-780-4205 PORTLAND, ME— Maine residents and visitors can learn more about one of the state’s greatest resources by joining the Maine Tree Club, ane ducational project designed for people of all ages to learn about trees. University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Maine Forest Service, and the Pine Tree State Arboretum collaborate […]

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Maple Grading School this Week in Skowhegan

Contact: Kathy Hopkins at 474-9622 SKOWHEGAN — The sixth annual Maple Grading School is scheduled for Thursday Dec. 3 and Friday Dec. 4 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive in Skowhegan. Maine will host this event for the first time.  It brings together maple producers, bulk syrup buyers, […]

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UMaine Extension Water Education Training Dec. 8

Contact: Laura Wilson (207) 581-2971 lwilson@umext.maine.edu ORONO, Me. —University of Maine Cooperative Extension Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) training is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Hampden Town Office on Western Ave.  The training will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4:30 p,m. Registration is $30 and includes the Project WET activity guide. […]

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New Holiday Light Options Can Cut Electric Bills

Contact: Donna Coffin, Extension educator, 207-564-3301, dcoffin@extension.umaine.edu DOVER-FOXCROFT — The holiday season is here and many homeowners and renters celebrate the spirit of the season with indoor and outdoor holiday lights. Elaborate lighting displays, however, can result in elevated electric bills. Donna Coffin, UMaine Cooperative Extension educator in the Piscataquis County office, advises that holiday […]

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Extension Advice on Maine Food for November

Contact: Kathy Savoie, (207) 780-4205 ORONO, Me. — With fall comes the arrival of local cranberries and many Mainers believe that no fall or winter holiday table would be complete without at least one cranberry item. Cranberries can be added to countless dishes, from quick breads, yeast breads, salads, relishes, salsas and chutneys to soups, […]

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New Resource for Information About Maine’s Climate

Contact Catherine Schmitt (catherine_schmitt@umit.maine.edu) ORONO – Recognizing the need for a centralized, neutral source of climate information specific to Maine, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant today announced the launch of Maine Climate News at http://extension.umaine.edu/maineclimatenews. Produced in partnership with Maine State Climatologist George Jacobson, the site is intended to be a […]

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New Parenting Class for Expectant Parents in Machias

Contact: Deb Eckart (207) 255-3345 MACHIAS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Downeast Health Services, Family First: Parents Are Teachers Too, and other local programs have will collaboratively provide a two-part parenting class in November. The classes are scheduled for Nov. 10 and 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office […]

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