Outreach

WABI reports student-athletes collect donations for Black Bear Exchange

WABI (Channel 5) reported student-athletes at the University of Maine collected donations of nonperishable food items for the Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s food pantry and clothing exchange. Members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) led a collection of food items at sporting events and drop-off spots for several weeks in November, with a goal […]

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UMaine Extension part of group to host farmer engagement sessions, Press Herald reports

The Portland Press Herald reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension is part of a group of agricultural organizations and institutions collaborating to host farmer engagement sessions to help shape the future of Maine’s agriculture by incorporating the voices of farmers. UMaine Extension is partnering with the Agricultural Council of Maine, the Maine Farmland Trust and […]

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Journal Tribune speaks with Tkacik about Master Gardener Volunteer Program

The Biddeford Journal Tribune spoke with Susan Tkacik, a community education assistant with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about UMaine Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program in York County. The program is intended for people interested in learning about different areas of horticulture to grow their own plants, and will cover topics including soils; botany; seed […]

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Maine NEW Leadership accepting applications for 2019 institute

Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership, now in its 11th year, is accepting applications for undergraduate women to participate in a six-day residential, nonpartisan training program that focuses on civic and political leadership. Maine NEW Leadership provides students a unique opportunity to build confidence and leadership skills through experiential training and provides a teaching […]

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Witter Wonderland to feature pony rides, crafts, music

Members of the campus community and public are invited to attend Witter Wonderland, a barn-wide holiday event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the University of Maine’s Witter Farm. Guests are encouraged to dress in holiday attire to meet the farm’s horses, cows and sheep. The event will kick off with a performance […]

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CUInsight reports Black Bear Exchange added to campaign to end hunger

CUInsight reported the Black Bear Exchange, the University of Maine’s food pantry and clothing exchange, has been added to the University Credit Union’s Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine campaign. The Black Bear Exchange is one of three campus food pantries added to the campaign this year, bringing the total to eight University of Maine […]

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Second annual Cattlemen’s College starts Nov. 30

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will offer the second annual Cattlemen’s College Nov. 30–Dec. 1 in Charleston and Orono. The event begins with a live, low-stress stockmanship demonstration, 2–4 p.m. Nov. 30, at Maple Lane Farms, 224 Upper Charleston Road in Charleston, followed by a barbecue dinner at 5 […]

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WABI reports UMaine groups volunteered at Phillips-Strickland House

WABI (Channel 5) reported groups from the University of Maine volunteered at the Phillips-Strickland House, an independent and assisted-living facility in Bangor, to decorate for the holidays and visit with the residents. UMaine student-athletes and members of the Maine Business School (MBS) Corps volunteered to spend time with the residents, many of whom are missing […]

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