Outreach

Journal Tribune advances UMaine Extension workshops on meeting effectiveness

The Biddeford Journal Tribune advanced a five-session workshop offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Maine Sea Grant and York Adult Education, for people interested in building skills for effective meetings and group work. Sessions will be held 3–7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 29, Feb. 12 and 26, and March 12 at […]

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UMaine Extension hosts dairy forage conference Dec. 18

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a dairy forage conference Dec. 18 on growing corn silage in a changing climate. The conference, from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at Governor’s Restaurant, 376 Main St., Waterville, will focus on management techniques, variety selection and environmental stewardship to help producers grow healthier, more digestible forage crops. Topics include […]

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Maine Edge reports on 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards

The Maine Edge reported on the recipients of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards. Charles “Chuck” Peddle, the recognized “father of the personal computer;” Dr. Bruce J. Leavitt, a noted heart surgeon; Donna Keirstead, a widely respected higher education leader; and Abtin Mehdizadegan, a fast-rising young attorney, are among the Black […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration to be held Jan. 21

The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held Jan. 21 at Wells Conference Center on campus. The family-friendly event will celebrate King’s life and legacy, inspiration, dedication to diversity and social commitment. The breakfast celebration […]

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Z107.3 reports UMaine students create winter driving safety video

Z107.3 reported students in the EDT 400 — Integrating Technology for Teaching and Learning class at the University of Maine produced a winter driving safety video with tips to teach awareness of safe driving in winter. The class also has made videos about the dangers of drowsy driving, bus safety and others, the report states.

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Turner Publishing advances UMaine Extension corn silage in changing climate meeting

Turner Publishing advanced a University of Maine Cooperative Extension dairy forage meeting on corn silage in changing climate, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Dec. 18 at Governor’s Restaurant in Waterville. Corn silage is a significant component in the diets of many Maine cows. The meeting will focus on management techniques, variety selection and environmental stewardship to help […]

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Ellsworth American reports Hancock County Extension accepting Master Gardener Volunteer applications

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office is now taking applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer training, which will be held Friday mornings from Jan. 25–May 17, with two Tuesday evening classes. Program participants will learn about fruit, vegetable and ornamental gardening in preparation to do gardening-related volunteer […]

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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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