Outreach

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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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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Media interview Yarborough in reports on blueberry conference

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7) and News Center Maine interviewed David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in a report on the 2018 North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers conference held at UMaine and organized by the Extension. This is the first time the conference is being […]

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Dill interviewed by WABI for report on bobcat in Hampden

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a report on a bobcat found in Hampden. Hannah Wilde sent WABI a video of the bobcat wandering through her yard Monday. “Bobcats and predators in general tend to avoid humans as much as possible,” said […]

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Extension bulletin cited in Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette article on peppers

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette cited a University of Maine Cooperative Extension bulletin in an article on preserving peppers. The article covered several preservation methods, including drying and pickling, as well as recipes. For the chile oil recipe, the article states the instructions should be followed very carefully to avoid contamination by anaerobic bacteria. “The […]

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Seacoast Online announces Extension beekeeping course

Seacoast Online announced registration is open for Fall Beginner Bee School, a five-week course offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association. The classes are held at the Springvale Public Library at 443 Main St. in Springvale, and run from 6–8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 26–Oct. 24. Cost is $95 […]

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WAGM reports on 4-H Baby Beef Club

WAGM (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Aroostook Valley 4-H Baby Beef Club. 4-H programs on a variety of topics are open to children ages 8 to 18. The Baby Beef club consists of 15 members who spend about a year raising steers for auctioning off at the Northern […]

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Phyto Heros

New app, educational game gets its inspiration from phytoplankton

Marine phytoplankton are the inspiration for a new mobile application and educational game launched by University of Maine assistant professor of new media and intermedia Gene Felice. The app, called Phyto Heroes, is an outcome of an interactive art exhibit Oceanic Scales, developed by Felice and Jennifer Parker at University of California Santa Cruz, with […]

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BDN interviews Ranco about agreement between Penobscot Nation, UMaine

In an article on the implementation of an agreement between the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine, the Bangor Daily News interviewed Darren Ranco, an associate professor of anthropology, the chair of Native American programs and coordinator of Native American research at UMaine. UMaine occupies traditional territory of the Penobscot Nation, and this spring […]

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