Cooperative Extension

Fuller quoted in Press Herald article on local garlic

The Portland Press Herald quoted David Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article about local garlic. Fuller said local garlic production is on the rise, even if evidence so far is only anecdotal. He led The Maine Garlic Project from 2010 to 2013 to encourage […]

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Media advance UMaine Extension beginner beekeeping school

The Biddeford Journal Tribune, Turner Publishing and Morning Ag Clips advanced a five-week beginner bee school offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association (MSBA). Sessions will be held 6–8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 7 through March 7 at the Springvale Public Library. Larry Peiffer, master beekeeper and former vice president of […]

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Penobscot Times publishes release on Maine Harvest for Hunger 2018

The Penobscot Times published a University of Maine news release about UMaine Cooperative Extension’s 2018 Harvest for Hunger accomplishments. In 2018, volunteers in the program donated 231,752 pounds of produce directly to neighbors in need and to 187 sites including food pantries, soup kitchens and low-income senior centers, the article states. More than 500 people […]

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Moran speaks with AP for article on espalier pruning

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology and tree fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Associated Press for an article about espalier pruning. Espalier pruning is the practice of training and trimming fruit trees, vines or flowering shrubs to grow into artistic, two-dimensional forms, the article states. It can make […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews Flowering in the North conference

Morning Ag Clips previewed Flowering in the North, a conference for flower growers, Jan. 28–30 at the University of Southern Maine Abromson Center in Portland. The conference is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Broadturn Farm and the Snell Family Farm. The event will focus on […]

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Explore weather-based crop management tools Jan. 17 in Augusta

Weather-based crop management tools are a strategy farmers can use to increase resilience to extreme weather. Farmers and service providers are invited to five sessions about using weather-based tools 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Augusta Civic Center, Howard Room. The free sessions, to be held during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, are sponsored […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension maple syrup workshop

Morning Ag Clips advanced a free workshop on the process of making maple syrup from 9–11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association will partner to teach participants about identifying and tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap, […]

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BDN interviews Dill for article about keeping rodents out of vehicles

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “How to keep rodents from trashing your vehicle.” Vehicle owners who may not be using a certain vehicle for extended periods of time during the winter should take precautions to prevent rodents from nesting […]

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