Cooperative Extension

WABI interviews Lilley about return of Maine Maple Sunday

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Jason Lilley, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension sustainable agriculture professional, about Maine Maple Sunday on March 28. Lilley is encouraging the public to support the state’s maple industry by visiting local producers who will be implementing new guidelines to ensure public safety during the open house event.

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar on fruit trees March 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about caring for fruit trees 6–7 p.m. March 24. “Protecting Fruit Trees from Insects and Diseases” features UMaine Extension integrated pest management associate scientist Glen Koehler and UNH Extension fruit and vegetable production field specialist George […]

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Jackson talks with WVII about Extension’s farming classes

Tori Jackson, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) and WAGM in Presque Isle about a new webinar series, “So You Want to Farm in Maine,” which begins March 29. The Livermore Falls Advertiser and Morning Ag Clips also advanced the series. More information is online. 

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Media promote tractor safety training registration

The Bangor Daily News, The Piscataquis Observer, Centralmaine.com, the Sun Journal, the Franklin Journal and Morning Ag Clips advanced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s weekly online tractor safety training classes April 14–May 5, with in-person driving practice May 1 and 8. More information about the series is online.

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Multiple options available for Maine ‘Signs of the Seasons’ training

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant will offer four free “Signs of the Seasons” training options for volunteer citizen scientists around the state.  The training options include: A three-part webinar series from 4–5 p.m. on March 22, 24 and 26. Online training co-hosted by Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve from 3:30–5 p.m. […]

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Press Herald publishes Ferrini-Mundy’s op-ed about UMaine Extension’s leadership during pandemic

The Portland Press Herald published an op-ed from Joan Ferrini-Mundy, vice chancellor for research and innovation for the University of Maine System and president of the University of Maine, titled “Positives in pandemics – Extension’s role grows during COVID-19 crisis.” The piece explores the assistance University of Maine Cooperative Extension has provided Mainers during the […]

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Media advance online farming in Maine course

The Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald, the Sun Journal, Morning Ag Clips, the Daily Bulldog, The Irregular, Fiddlehead Focus, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, The County and WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s seven-session online course about farming in Maine for aspiring farmers starting March 29. Register on the program webpage.

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UMaine alumni and faculty featured in videos for national recognition day

To celebrate National Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Day on March 10, the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) Public Policy Panel has created a series of short videos with Maine registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) working in various settings to share their professional experiences and how their work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many […]

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