Cooperative Extension

Daily Bulldog advances blueberry growing program with Fuller

The Daily Bulldog advanced a program about how to grow highbush blueberries led by Dave Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The program will be at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Phillips Public Library, and will cover everything from plant choice to pruning, the article states. […]

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UMaine Extension offers training to farmers seeking to grow media presence

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer media training for farmers 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. April 29 at Kennebec Valley Community College Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley. The workshop, designed for farmers and others interested in building media relations, will include best practices for working with media, telling a farm’s story in print and on social […]

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BDN speaks with Lichtenwalner about lash eggs

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Anne Lichtenwalner, director of the University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory and associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences, for the article “If a chicken’s egg doesn’t look quite right, it could be a lash egg.” A lash egg is not an egg at all, but an egg-shaped expulsion […]

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Morning Ag Clips, Journal Tribune preview UMaine Extension plant sales

Morning Ag Clips and the Biddeford Journal Tribune previewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension plant sales on May 18. The 25th annual Cumberland County Master Gardener’s Plant Sale will be held 8 a.m.–noon at the Barron Center in Portland, Morning Ag Clips reported. Master Gardener Volunteers will help attendees select plants to best meet their […]

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Morning Ag Clips, Penobscot Times announce registration open for 4-H@UMaine

Morning Ag Clips and The Penobscot Times announced registration is open for the annual 4-H@UMaine weekend event for youth in grades 6–10, scheduled for 3 p.m. May 31 through 4:30 p.m. June 1. Registration is requested online by May 3. The event will feature interactive workshops with topics including marine biology, space exploration, the science of […]

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Outside magazine quotes Yarborough in article on blueberries

Outside magazine quoted David Yarborough, wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the article “How Blueberries Became a Superfood.” Blueberry yield in Maine “has gone up astronomically as far as the production of fruit, both for wild and cultivated. We’re producing more blueberries than we’re eating, but we just have to get […]

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Dill speaks with BDN about how to protect garden from slugs

The Bangor Daily News included information from Jim Dill, pest management specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the article, “How you can protect your garden from slugs.” Slugs can do a lot of damage to a garden by chewing on leaves and stems, as well as leaving behind trails of slime, which […]

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Lancaster Farming publishes article on UMaine Extension’s AgrAbility program

Lancaster Farming published an article on Maine AgrAbility, a non-profit program that supports farmers, fishermen and forest workers with disabilities and helps them continue working. Funded by a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant and run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the National AgrAbility Project, Maine AgrAbility provides services at no […]

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UMaine Extension cited in BDN article on Albion peach farm

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about a peach farm in Albion. When Gordon and Marilyn Kenyon moved from out west to Maine in the 1980s, they yearned for tree-ripened peaches, according to the article. So, in 1985 the Kenyons decided to plant their roots and a […]

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Rockport 4-H club excels at public speaking tournament, VillageSoup reports

VillageSoup reported four members of the Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club in Rockport participated in the 4-H Public Speaking Tournament at the University of Maine in March. All four children received top scores and blue ribbons at the event, which is part of the youth development program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, according to the […]

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