Outreach

Morning Sentinel covers panel discussion on farming in changing weather

Morning Sentinel reported on a panel discussion at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show that focused on farming in a new weather reality. Five Maine farmers spoke about how changing weather patterns have prompted them to adapt their farming strategies, according to the article. The forum was organized by the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network and […]

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Kersbergen mentioned in Bates article on influence of crop advisers

Rick Kersbergen, a sustainable dairy and forage systems expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was mentioned in the Bates College news article, “Crop advisers can influence farmers to adopt conservation practices.” A recently published study led by a visiting assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates determined crop advisers may be potential influencers […]

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VillageSoup advances Stancioff’s talk about climate change in coastal areas

VillageSoup previewed an upcoming talk by Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator, in an article about the Jan. 4 blizzard that caused near-record tides along the Midcoast. Stancioff is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m Jan. 11 at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor […]

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Call for Proposals to support UMaine events

The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series (CA/DLS) Committee is accepting grant applications from the University of Maine community. The grants support up to 50 percent of expenses for events contributing to the artistic, cultural and intellectual life of UMaine. The committee for CA/DLS accepts proposals four times a year. Previous grant awards have supported events including […]

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Free Press reports on Tanglewood 4-H Camp founder’s conservation legacy

The Free Press reported on the conservation legacy left behind by Leslie Colin Hyde, who passed away Dec. 25. Hyde, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, helped create many successful nature education and land conservation projects, including the Georges River Land Trust and UMaine Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville, according […]

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Registration open for beginner beekeeping course, Seacoast Online reports

Seacoast Online reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association have opened registration for a five-week Winter Beginner Bee School. The classes will be be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 22 through March 22 at Anderson Learning Center in Springvale, according to the article. Instructor Larry Peiffer, master […]

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Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration Jan. 15 at UMaine

The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area NAACP and the University of Maine Division of Student Life, will be held Jan. 15 at Wells Conference Center on campus. The family-friendly event will celebrate King’s life and legacy, inspiration, dedication to diversity and social commitment. Highlights include a […]

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Jackson speaks with BDN about Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Tori Jackson, an associate professor of agriculture and natural resources with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News preview of the annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show. The event runs Jan. 9–11 at the Augusta Civic Center and will feature displays of equipment, lectures, training sessions and discussions, as well […]

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Jacquelyn Gill

Jacquelyn Gill finalist for Portland Press Herald Mainer of the Year

Jacquelyn Gill, a University of Maine paleoecologist, is one of the finalists for the Portland Press Herald’s 2017 Mainers of the Year. She helped start a conversation on Twitter that evolved into the March for Science on Earth Day 2017. “I’ve felt catapulted by this national energy around supporting science,” Gill told the Portland Press […]

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BDN previews ‘Competing with Age’ discussion at Hutchinson Center

The Bangor Daily News reported on a Dirigo Speaks event that will be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 10. The event, titled “Competing with Age,” will offer BDN readers the opportunity to speak with some motivated Mainers who, despite having logged many years and […]

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