Outreach

Calais Advertiser previews UMaine Jazz Ensemble’s Eastport concert

The Calais Advertiser previewed a concert by the University of Maine Jazz Ensemble to take place at the Eastport Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The ensemble consists of Philip Edelman, an assistant professor of music and music education; Dan Barrett, a lecturer in music, low brass and music theory; and 19 undergraduate […]

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Media report Lichtenwalner a co-author in study on moose, winter ticks

Foster’s Daily Democrat reported on the results of a new study on moose and winter ticks. The research team, led by scientists at the University of New Hampshire, included Anne Lichtenwalner, an associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences, Extension veterinarian and director of the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Maine. Winter ticks […]

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Plant identification

UMaine Extension offers new mobile-friendly, interactive plant identification form

Since its inception, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has provided free plant identification for anyone with an interest in Maine flora. The newest development in this service is an online mobile-friendly, interactive Plant Identification Submission Form. The form allows users to enter plant information and upload photos from their computer or mobile device, and submit […]

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Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel reports on Extension’s Maine Compost School

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel reported on the Maine Compost School, a collaborative program between the University of Maine, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The school, in operation since 1997, has graduated more than 900 students from 42 countries and almost all of the […]

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Seacoast Online cites UMaine Extension newsletter in article on pumpkins

Seacoast Online cited the October 2018 issue of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension newsletter in an article about pumpkins. The article discussed growing different varieties of pumpkins, mentioned upcoming pumpkin-related events, and recommended books about topics related to pumpkins. The UMaine Extension newsletter is a good resource for information about gardening and food preparation, […]

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Lewiston elementary students invited to 4-H ‘Code Your World’

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will join more than 150,000 young people nationwide taking part in the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge throughout the month of October. This year’s challenge, “Code Your World,” was developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service to get youth involved in computer science […]

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Lancaster Farming quotes Roche in article on pasture and forage insurance

Lancaster Farming quoted Erin Roche, the Crop Insurance Education Program manager with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article about pasture and forage insurance. Roche moderated a recent webinar in which experts outlined the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Rainfall Index Crop Insurance Program that can help farmers in the continental United States make […]

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BDN reports on collaboration to toughen lobster shells

A new collaboration among researchers at the University of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine was included in a Bangor Daily News business roundup. The researchers plan to work with seafood wholesaler Ready Seafood Inc. of Portland to create an environment where a soft-shell lobster  can turn into a hard-shell one after it has […]

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UMaine Extension awarded funds to continue AgrAbility

The Maine AgrAbility project has received a $720,000, four-year grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in ongoing support of its outreach, information and networking efforts. The project, part of NIFA’s Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities, is a partnership between University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Alpha One, Maine’s […]

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Pendse speaks with WABI about Maine’s pulp production future

Hemant Pendse, director of UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about the recent sale of the Old Town mill. The institute has a research center in the mill’s warehouse, which city officials say will remain on the property, the Associated Press reported. In June, ND Paper LLC bought the Rumford paper […]

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