Outreach

Morning Ag Clips notes UMaine Extension 4-H livestock auction

Morning Ag Clips reported that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Livestock Auction at the Cumberland Fair will be held on Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the show arena at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road. Baby beef, market lambs and market hogs raised by local 4-H members will be auctioned off. All […]

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BDN shares information about UMaine Extension’s ME-FRANS

The Bangor Daily News reported that the University of  Maine Cooperative Extension Extension received $500,000 from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) to establish the Maine Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (ME-FRSAN), a statewide program that cultivates wellness and resilience among farmers, farmworkers and agricultural service providers. Currently, applications are being […]

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UMaine provides expert witnesses for state gene-editing advisory panel

Andrew Holmes, the institutional biosafety officer for the R1 University of Maine, was an expert witness this week for a statewide advisory group created by the Maine Legislature to consider gene-editing. Holmes provided the panel an overview of the regulatory structure for gene-editing in the natural world. Holmes is just the latest UMaine technical expert […]

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BDN shares UMaine Hutchinson Center sustainability business workshop

The Bangor Daily News boosted the University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s  in-person professional development program, Going Green: Designing a Sustainability Plan for your Business or Nonprofit. This workshop will be held on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The cost is $215 per person. More information is available on […]

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UMaine Extension series for parents, caregivers opens Oct. 4

University of Maine Cooperative Extension opens a free six-session online educational series for parents and caregivers Oct. 4 from 1–2:30 p.m. Additional sessions are scheduled Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1.  “Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success” will focus on managing daily household tasks; meal planning and budgeting; learning to live with others; […]

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Media boost Maine cattleman’s college

Morning Ag Clips and the Sun Journal shared that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will host the Maine Cattlemen’s College on Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., at the J. F. Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. This year’s event will focus on […]

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Media share UMaine Extension series for parents and caregivers

The Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot, Piscataquis Observer and Sun Journal reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension will start a free six-session online educational series for parents and caregivers on Oct. 4 from 1–2:30 p.m. “Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success” will focus on managing daily household tasks; meal planning and budgeting; […]

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Maine cattlemen’s college features forage nutrition, pasture health

For the fifth year, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will host the Maine Cattlemen’s College on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., at the J. F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. This year’s event will focus on forage and include topics such […]

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UMaine Extension boosts programs focused on farmer wellness and resilience

Using federal funds aimed at helping farm owners and workers manage stress, University of Maine Cooperative Extension bolstered its efforts to improve mental health awareness and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families. In 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) began distributing $28 million in funding […]

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