Cooperative Extension

Centralmaine.com reports on 4-H public speaking competition

Centralmaine.com reported on a public speaking competition hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H in Lincoln and Knox counties on March 1 at Jefferson Village School. Public speaking is a skill that has been part of the 4-H program for years, according to Cindy Rogers, a 4-H community education assistant with UMaine Extension. “You […]

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UMaine Extension free home garden newsletter available

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes a free monthly newsletter for home gardeners — from novice to expert — with practical, research-based information available online for anytime access.  The Maine Home Garden News, published from March through October, is archived by year and available for subscription. Each issue includes: a seasonal to-do list; articles on […]

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Dill, Garland talk with BDN about ticks, gardening

Griffin Dill and Kate Garland talked with the Bangor Daily News about ticks and gardening. “Gardening-yard work” was the most common activity during which people encountered ticks, according to the 2019 Maine Tick Surveillance Program Annual Report. “I think sometimes that people have misconceptions about where they’re most likely to encounter ticks,” said Dill, who […]

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Strengthening impacts of Arctic research topic of Feb. 28 workshop

The UMaine Arctic Initiative, in collaboration with the Office of Research Development, will hold a workshop titled “Strengthening the impact of your Arctic research,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Bangor Room of Memorial Union.  Panelists Laura Millay, research and evaluation coordinator at the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education; […]

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Register for Maine Grain Conference by March 6

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s annual Maine Grain Conference is 9 a.m.–3:45 p.m. March 13 at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono. Topics include farming grain organically on Prince Edward Island, value-added farm enterprises, malt barley varieties for local brewers, marketing strategies, the role of UMaine’s Pilot Plant, and grain […]

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Want to farm in Maine? Here’s how

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s five-session course for aspiring farmers starts 5:30–8:30 p.m. March 3, at the UMaine Extension office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. The class meets weekly through March 31. Remote access and participation will be available by live streaming. “So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” is designed for those wanting to […]

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Calderwood talks with media about wild blueberries 

Lily Calderwood talked with WABI (Channel 5) and News Center Maine at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Wild Blueberry Conference on Saturday in Bangor. “This is a time for the university to share with growers all the research-based education that we do,” said the University of Maine wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of […]

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News Center cites Tick Lab stats in story about preexposure Lyme shot

NewsCenter Maine mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab and its 2019 findings in a story about University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers working to develop a Lyme preexposure prophylaxis shot to stop the disease before it starts. The UMaine report noted that nearly 40 percent of ticks submitted last year to the […]

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BDN cites McCarty in column on home canning

The Bangor Daily News cited Kate McCarty, a food systems professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in a Homestead column about home canning. Choosing a trusted source for canning recipes is essential for beginners, according to McCarty. She recommends recipes from university cooperative extensions, Ball or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The column […]

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MD Islander previews UMaine Extension landscaping course in Ellsworth

Mount Desert Islander previewed a University of Maine Cooperative Extension “Introduction to Pruning Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Fruits” course at the UMaine Extension office in Ellsworth. The course consists of two sessions, from 8 a.m. to noon on March 26 and April 9. Snow date is April 16. The course cost is $30; textbook is […]

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