Cooperative Extension

Coffin, Hibbard Interviewed for Press Herald Article

The Portland Press Herald spoke to two faculty members of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for an article about ways gardeners can prevent deer from eating their crops. Donna Coffin, an extension professor in Dover-Foxcroft, spoke about the deer problem in gardens and the use of fences to keep the animals away. Diana Hibbard, […]

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Majka Interviewed in Bangor Daily News article

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Alan Majka of University of Maine Cooperative Extension about an Extension program, “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” based in Machias to establish free summer meal sites for children.

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Springuel Interviewed for Working Waterfront Article

Natalie Springuel, coastal community development Extension associate with Maine Sea Grant, was quoted in the New Orleans-based Nola.com/The Times-Picayune article “Louisiana’s coastal communities face similar dilemmas as working waterfronts across nation”. Springuel said it’s important to share strategies to “protect working waterfronts that are necessary parts of our local culture and economies.”

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Maine Harvest for Hunger Receives $45,000 from Betterment Fund

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger has been awarded a two-year, $45,000 grant from The Betterment Fund. Harvest for Hunger is a statewide initiative that collects donations of fresh produce from home gardeners, farmers, businesses, civic organizations and schools in the state to feed Maine people in need. Since 2000, hundreds of […]

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Dill Interviewed in Press Herald Article on Pesticides, Medical Marijuana

The Portland Press Herald spoke with James Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, for an article about the use of pesticides on medicinal marijuana. Dill said he has been asked for tips on how to control pests in marijuana growing operations and says he can’t recommend more than spraying […]

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Seacoast Online Mentions Cooperative Extension in Gardening Article

Seacoast Online mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in its article about winter gardening and preparing for the spring gardening season.  The article says the UMaine Cooperative Extension offers gardening information and programs, and can also do soil tests for gardeners who would like to send in a soil sample to determine the best […]

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Cooperative Extension Program Promoted in VillageSoup

The VillageSoup wrote an article about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Kids Can Grow program, a youth gardening program for ages 7–12 that will offer six hands-on classes from May to September at the Knox-Lincoln counties office in Waldoboro.

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Hopkins, Doctoral Student Interviewed in Mainebiz Article

Mainebiz interviewed Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Jenny Shrum, a doctoral biology and ecology student at the University of Maine, for the March 18 article “Maine syrup makers brace for widespread variability.” Hopkins spoke about the unusually warm seasons producers have been seeing in the past […]

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McConnon, Calder in Mainebiz Article

Mainebiz interviewed University of Maine faculty members Jim McConnon and Beth Calder for the March 18  article, “Belfast food hub creates new market forlocal vendors.” McConnon, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension business and economics specialist and professor of economics, explained why a food hub has taken root in Belfast. Calder, a UMaine Extension food […]

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