Outreach

Sun Journal features UMaine Extension homemakers program

The Sun Journal noted that the Franklin County Extension Homemakers (FCEH), a University of Maine Cooperative Extension program, is gearing up for 2023 with a meeting with their advisory board on Feb. 13. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and target specific community needs and problem solve those needs. FCEH is a volunteer […]

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UMaine moves forward with new B.S. program in Human-Centered Technology Design

The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) will launch a new Bachelor of Science in Human-Centered Technology Design program in the fall 2023 semester. The degree program was approved at the Jan. 30 meeting of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. Human-Centered Technology Design, or HCTD, focuses on the […]

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UMaine Extension offers maple syrup workshop for beginners

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an in-person maple syrup production workshop for beginners 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Feb. 11. The class first meets at York County Extension Office, 15 Oak Street, Springvale; and finishes at Maple Moon Farm, 289 Chick Road, Lebanon. The snow date is Feb. 18. The Backyard Maple Sugaring program teaches […]

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Media report on UMaine Extension Recipe to Market workshop

The Piscataquis Observer, Daily Bulldog and WFVX-TV (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) shared that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m.–noon on Feb. 15. Register and find more details on the event registration page.

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Media share UMaine Extension 4-H workshop for teens to explore agriculture careers

The Daily Bulldog and Bangor Daily News shared that University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering its Agriculture Leadership Ambassador program from March 7–April 18. The program, open to all teens ages 14–18, will focus on understanding the Maine food system, exploring careers and building advocacy skills. To register, visit the event website.

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Media share UMaine Extension 4-H science workshop for youth

The Bangor Daily News and Piscataquis Observer noted that University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a short-term online 4-H club about algae and its impact on surrounding ecosystems. Intended for youth ages 12–15, the special interest, or SPIN, club will meet from 3:30–5 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 7–April 11. Required registration closes […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Recipe to Market’ workshop online

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m.–noon on Feb. 15.  Recipe to Market is a multidisciplinary program intended to introduce participants to key topics that an aspiring entrepreneur needs to consider before starting a food […]

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Media reports on UMaine and Penquis partnership to 3D print housing community

WFVX-TV (Fox 22 in Bangor), Yahoo Finance and MarketScreener reported that Penquis, a Maine nonprofit organization that works to eliminate poverty in the state, has received $3.3 million in government funding to address the lack of affordable housing for low-income Mainers. The money will be used to purchase nine new 3D printed homes from the […]

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