UMaine in the News

Morning Ag Clips previews UMaine Extension on-farm communication workshop

Morning Ag Clips previewed a workshop for farmers, farm families and farm employees to improve communication, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office in Ellsworth. The workshop will be led by Leslie Forstadt, a human development specialist with UMaine Extension, and Karen Groat, a community mediation […]

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WABI, WVII cover UMaine nursing students’ preparation for Costa Rica trip

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported 15 nursing students from the University of Maine will travel to Costa Rica, where they will work with medical professionals to provide care for residents. This is the eighth year UMaine’s nursing program has done a service trip, according to WABI. The students have been raising money […]

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Yarborough interviewed for BDN article on new use for wild blueberries

The Bangor Daily News interviewed David Yarborough, a professor of horticulture and wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “This new trend for wild Maine blueberries will tingle your taste buds.” The article focused on new trends in Maine’s food industry to incorporate wild blueberries into savory products, like the […]

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Morning Ag Clips announces UMaine Extension Youth Farm Enterprise program

Morning Ag Clips announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a Youth Farm Enterprise program series 1–3:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 28 and 31 at the York County Extension office in Springvale. The series is open to all youth ages 12–18, and 4-H youth are encouraged to attend. Topics will include considerations for starting a […]

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UMaine Partners for World Health donating Christmas stockings, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported members of Partners for World Health at the University of Maine have made 140 stockings from unused amputee bags for their Christmas Stockings for the Homeless Project. The group filled the stockings with personal care items including shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, mouthwash, and socks, collected from Northern Light Health and St. Joseph […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension strawberry school

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release announcing a strawberry school for commercial growers from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Augusta Civic Center during the 2019 Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Topics will include basic site requirements, site preparation, plant selection, care of young plants, nutrient management, pest management and […]

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Graham quoted in WABI report on safe holiday shopping

WABI (Channel 5) quoted Matt Graham, an assistant professor of management information systems at the University of Maine, in a report on tips for safe holiday shopping. The National Retail Federation predicts holiday sales will total about $700 billion this year, a more than 4 percent increase over last year, the report states. Graham offered […]

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WAGM interviews Johnson for County Ag Report segment on Australian potato farming

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) interviewed Steve Johnson, a professor and crops specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a segment of the County Ag Report about Australian potato farming. Johnson will travel to Australia for his sabbatical beginning this December and lasting through February, WAGM reported. Johnson previously took sabbatical there in […]

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Press Herald quotes Wahle in article on turning lobster shells into plastic

The Portland Press Herald quoted Rick Wahle, a professor of marine biology and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, in the article, “Researchers find new way to convert lobster shells into durable plastic.” Researchers at McGill University in Montreal are creating plastic from chitin, a material present in the exoskeletons of […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances UMaine Extension dairy forage conference

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine Cooperative news release announcing a Dec. 18 dairy forage conference on growing corn silage in a changing climate. UMaine Extension will host the daylong event at  Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. The conference will focus on management techniques, variety selection and environmental stewardship to help producers grow healthier, […]

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