Cooperative Extension

Rogers Farm Hosting Summer Educational Events

Three events are being held in July at the University of Maine Rogers Farm Forage and Crop Research Facility on Bennoch Road in Stillwater to highlight sustainable agricultural research being conducted there. On July 3, a research tour organized by UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture specialist Ellen Mallory is being offered for a group of 35 […]

Read more

Courage to Teach

A University of Maine Cooperative Extension-sponsored initiative seeks to build individual, group and organizational capacity to strengthen what is working well for public school teachers while creatively and effectively garnering the support needed to address what needs attention.

Read more

Economists McConnon, Gabe Discuss Ellsworth Retail Growth

The news website Fenceviewer, an affiliate of the Ellsworth American, reported on a presentation before an Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting by University of Maine economists Jim McConnon, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics, and Todd Gabe, a UMaine School of Economics researcher and faculty member. They discussed […]

Read more

Blueberry Specialist in Report on Crop Pollination Issues

University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor and blueberry specialist David Yarborough was interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article published in the Kennebec Journal and other news outlets about pollination problems in many Maine blueberry barrens caused by last week’s gloomy weather, which discouraged honeybees from doing their work buzzing from flower to flower. Bees […]

Read more

Handley Comments on Strawberry Harvest

Channel 5 (WABI) ran an Associated Press report that included comments from University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley about how the 2012 crop is shaping up. Handley said favorable weather last fall and early warm weather this spring has helped produce a “terrific” strawberry bloom now. Maine Public Broadcasting […]

Read more

Press Herald Reports on Strawberry Season Outlook

Comments from David Handley, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, were included in a Portland Press Herald report on the Maine strawberry harvest. Handley said strawberry growers are anticipating a good harvest in the coming weeks despite frosts and recent heavy rain. Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

Read more

Blueberry Expert Interviewed About Crop

David Yarborough, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension blueberry experts, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about the effects of the cold, wet, foggy spring on the blueberry crop along the Down East coast. Yarborough said the fields close to the ocean may be a bust, but inland fields are a lot further along. […]

Read more

Portland Newspaper Cites Extension’s Harvest for Hunger Program

The Portland Press Herald carried an article about another community garden at a school site in South Portland, which is dedicating three rows of produce for donation to charity through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Harvest for Hunger program. The garden is at Hinckley Park. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

Read more

Extension’s Kittridge Receiving 2012 Hikel Award

Charles Kittridge, former agricultural engineer with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for 31 years until his retirement in 1986 will receive the 2012 Barbara Hikel Award for exemplary volunteer service to the university after retirement. He’ll receive the award during a luncheon Tuesday, June 5 at noon with UMaine President Paul Ferguson at the […]

Read more