Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension cited in Country Living article on starting seeds indoors

Country Living cited the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in an article about how to start seeds indoors. According to UMaine Extension, if you’ve used a container for planting before it should be cleaned with a solution of one part chlorine bleach to nine parts water to prevent potential disease contamination from previous plantings.

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Morning Ag Clips, Turner Publishing report Androscoggin, Sagadahoc county Master Gardener Volunteers program accepting applications

Morning Ag Clips and Turner Publishing reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties is accepting applications. The program meets weekly from 1 to 4:30 p.m. March 30 through June 8, and resumes from late August through October. Classes will be held at Topsham Public Library, according to […]

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Advertiser Democrat shares ‘Pork 101’ release

The Advertiser Democrat posted a media release about a University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County workshop about raising swine on Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office, 9 Olson Road, South Paris. Topics include breed selection, nutrition, housing, health care and more. Extension livestock specialist Colt Knight […]

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Registration open for ‘Growing Hemp in Maine’ conference

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a conference about hemp production from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Friday, March 6, at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Drive, Brewer.  Satellite sites will be the UMaine Extension Aroostook County office, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle; and the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan. “Growing […]

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Pen Bay Pilot posts release inviting scholarship applications

Penobscot Bay Pilot posted a University of Maine release announcing that the Waldo County Extension Association, in cooperation with the Maine 4-H Foundation, is accepting applications for a $1,500 scholarship for graduating Waldo County high school seniors. Click here for a link to the application. For more information or to request a paper application, contact […]

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McConnon quoted in PPH piece about growth of specialty food, beverage businesses

James C. McConnon Jr. talked with the Portland Press Herald for its story about the rising number of specialty food and beverage businesses in the state. McConnon, a Cooperative Extension business and economics specialist and economics professor at the University of Maine, said according to federal census data, the number of food and beverage manufacturing […]

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Pen Bay Pilot previews winter potluck

The Penobscot Bay Pilot advanced the Waldo County Extension Association’s free fourth annual Waldo County farmer and food producer winter potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association exhibition hall in Unity. A dinner theater featuring local farmers in skits focused on farm health and safety begins […]

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Turner Publishing previews Extension blueberry conference

Turner Publishing advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s wild blueberry conference Feb. 22 at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. For more information, contact Mary Michaud, 207.581.3175; mary.j.michaud@maine.edu, visit the conference website or contact UMaine Extension blueberry specialist Lily Calderwood, 207.581.3193; lily.calderwood@maine.edu.

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Fiddlehead Focus advances healthy soil workshop

Fiddlehead Focus posted information about a Feb. 19 healthy soil workshop for farmers coordinated by Maine Farmland Trust, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District, Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District and farmers at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. A number of UMaine-affiliated experts will take part. […]

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Feb. 6 is annual University of Maine Day in the Hall of Flags

Editor’s note: Due to inclement weather, this event has been canceled for Feb. 6.  University of Maine faculty, staff and students will be in the Hall of Flags in the State House 8–11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 to showcase how Maine’s flagship university makes a difference in all 16 counties.  University of Maine Cooperative Extension […]

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