Outreach

BDN reports on new COVID-19 case numbers

The Bangor Daily News reported on updated active COVID-19 case totals for the University of Maine System, which includes a figure for the University of Maine. UMS reported on Nov. 24 that a total of 88 known active cases of COVID-19 have been found among students and employees, including 75 at UMaine.

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BDN interviews Dill about dealing with rats on farms

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about how to deal with rats on farms. “I never wish harm on any creature,” Dill said. “But rats are reservoirs of disease and one of those things that can cause a lot of devastation in the […]

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BDN, WMTW report on COVID-19 case figures

The Bangor Daily News and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on recent COVID-19 case figures for the University of Maine System, including the number of cases at the University of Maine. UMS reported 84 known cases of COVID-19 among students and employees, including 66 at UMaine, as of Nov. 23. Inside Higher Ed shared […]

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AP advances Boots-to-Bushels program

The Associated Press advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension training program in small-scale farming for market sales to military veterans and family members and farmers with disabilities starting in January. “Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers,” features semimonthly online classes that will be held through May 24 via Zoom and weekly, hands-on fieldwork […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights Extension’s edible gifts webinar

The Penobscot Bay Pilot highlighted University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s webinar about preparing edible holiday gifts 2–3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Register on the program webpage to receive the link and resources. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kate McCarty, 207.781.6099; kate.mccarty@maine.edu.

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BDN advances Dec. 3 talk about the American Revolution in Maine

The Bangor Daily News advanced a Zoom talk by Liam Riordan, a University of Maine professor of history, at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. “Does the American Revolution Look Different from the Penobscot River?” is presented by the Witherle Memorial Library of Castine and the Maine Humanities Council. More information and a registration link are online.

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Male Athletes Against Violence release ‘Hands are not for Hitting’ videos

Members of the University of Maine’s Male Athletes Against Violence group released videos of members reading the children’s book “Hands Are Not for Hitting,” and are making them available to local elementary schools. The 2009 book, written by psychologist Martine Agassi and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen, teaches children that violence is never OK, and how […]

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Maine AgrAbility, UMaine Extension offer resources to veterans about farming in Maine

Maine AgrAbility and University of Maine Cooperative Extension have developed resources specifically for Maine military veterans who are farming or want to know more about farming in Maine. Maine AgrAbility Veteran Resources includes a checklist for veterans looking for farm employment, UMaine Extension’s publication Guide to Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program Resources in Maine, and links […]

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