UMaine in the News

Mainebiz advances Maine Farm Days Aug. 22, 23

Mainebiz advanced Maine Farm Days, a two-day agricultural fair at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton from 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23. University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Kennebec County co-sponsors the event, and will offer eight pesticide workshops to provide pesticide recertification credits for working farmers, according to Mainebiz. The event includes exhibits […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews Northern Maine Rural Living Day Sept. 8

Morning Ag Clips previewed the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s fourth annual Northern Maine Rural Living Day, 9 a.m.—3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Millar Civic Center and Fairgrounds, 94 Randall Ave., Houlton. Cooperative Extension sponsors the event with Farm Credit East. Workshops, demonstrations by rural crafters, livestock displays and youth activities are scheduled throughout the […]

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Press Herald interviews President Ferrini-Mundy

The Portland Press Herald interviewed new University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy about her first weeks on the job and how she is bringing prior experience to her current position to ensure future success for UMaine and the members of its community. Ferrini-Mundy has been given the task of developing new ways to meet Maine’s […]

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Associated Press, Press Herald quote Bayer in Knott obituaries

The Associated Press and the Portland Press Herald quoted Bob Bayer, the executive director of the University of Maine Lobster Institute, in an obituary for James Knott, the inventor of wire mesh used in lobster traps. Knott, a Massachusetts native and the founder of Riverdale Mills Corporation, passed away Aug. 16 at age 88. In […]

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Libby quoted in Press Herald article on planting trees to cut energy consumption

The Portland Press Herald quoted Brad Libby, a horticulturist and superintendent of the Roger Clapp Greenhouses at the University of Maine, in an article about planting trees to reduce household energy consumption. Well-positioned trees can cut household energy consumption by 25 percent, including both cooling and heating costs, the article states. During winter, a tree’s […]

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Garland, Burnett write article for Produce Grower, quoting Witt

Katherine Garland, a horticultural professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Stephanie Burnett, an associate professor of horticulture at UMaine, co-wrote an article for Produce Grower about community gardens. The article also quoted Amy Witt, a horticulturist with Extension. The article stated how community gardens are becoming more prevalent, but can require a […]

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The Free Press quotes, cites research by Butler in article on TANF

In an article on changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, The Free Press quoted and cited research by Sandy Butler, a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maine. The LePage administration set a 60-month lifetime limit on receiving TANF benefits in 2011, generating a surplus of […]

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Daily Bulldog reports on Maine 4-H Days

The Daily Bulldog reported on the annual Maine 4-H Days, held this year in July at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Members of Franklin County 4-H from the Doe-C-Doe Dairy Goat Club attended, presenting an enrichment workshop and competing for a spot on the Dairy Team, the article states. 4-H members who attended the Agri-Science Summit in […]

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