Outreach

Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Programs provides remote sensing for town of Orland

The University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources recently finished an innovative remote sensing application for the town of Orland. The Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Programs’ aerial monitoring team produced a high-resolution orthophoto — an aerial photograph that has been geometrically corrected to have a uniform scale — and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) analysis for […]

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Coffin speaks with WABI about buying local meat

Donna Coffin, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) for a report about buying local meat in Maine. Coffin said the public wants to buy local, and cited the high number of farmers markets and CSAs in the state. “You’re making sure the money stays locally, and you’re […]

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Times Record covers Bath talk on invasive moth

The Times Record reported on a public forum in Bath to discuss the browntail moth infestation. This was the second of several forums led by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, according to the article. The moth has the ability to defoliate trees, and has tiny […]

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Cooking for crowds safely with UMaine Extension

Volunteer cooks will have four opportunities in March and April to learn how to safely prepare food for large numbers of people. University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will present the Cooking for Crowds — Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 28, April 5 and April […]

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Students to volunteer in New York, Virginia on Alternative Breaks spring trips

University of Maine students will travel to sites in New York and Virginia over spring break to volunteer as part of Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community service. This spring, Alternative Breaks will sponsor five trips, each including nine to 11 UMaine student volunteers, plus a faculty adviser. Alternative Breaks has been organizing […]

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‘Growing Maine’ shows mentorship key in farming

The fourth installment in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension “Growing Maine” series of short documentaries, highlighting Maine food producers and farm families, tells the story of Dan Kaplan and his family’s grass-fed beef operation, Heartstone Farm, in Charleston. Kaplan, along with partner and farmer Tara Hesseltine and her son Logan, are relatively new to […]

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WABI covers 2017 International Dance Festival

WABI reported on the University of Maine’s 2017 International Dance Festival held at the Collins Center for the Arts. The 13th annual event showcased an array of traditional music, dance and clothes from around the world that is representative of the diverse student body at UMaine. More than 70 dancers took part in performances ranging […]

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Kersbergen to speak at Vermont organic dairy conference, Lancaster Farming reports

University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Rick Kersbergen will give the keynote address at the upcoming Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference, Lancaster Farming reports. Kersbergen, who specializes in sustainable dairy and forage systems, will talk about nutritional strategies for optimal herd health and performance at the March 9 conference at Vermont Technical College. Kersbergen will […]

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UMaine Extension offers new resource for food entrepreneurs

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched a new online resource designed to be particularly useful to aspiring or existing food manufacturers wanting to produce specialty food products. The new website, Resources for Food Entrepreneurs, was created by UMaine Extension regional small-business educator and Extension professor Louis Bassano; Extension food science specialist and associate professor […]

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Portland to host international lobster conference in June, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the city of Portland will host the 11th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management June 4–9. The conference will focus on environmental changes affecting the lobster industry. The globalization of the lobster industry also will be a key subject, according to the report. University of Maine marine scientist […]

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