Outreach

The Penobscot Times mentions new recipe page created by Extension members

The Penobscot Times published a University of Maine announcement reporting that UMaine Cooperative Extension has released an updated and expanded recipes page as part of its Food & Health website. Extension staff members Cindy-Eves Thomas and Mary Michaud and graduate students Kate Cutting and Sarah Perkins have contributed to the project, the report states.

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Moran interviewed for BDN article on apples

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for an article about changes in consumer preferences for different apple varieties. The Red Delicious has been the most popular variety of apple in the United States […]

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Sun Journal speaks with Dill for report on squirrel deaths

The Sun Journal spoke with Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a report on why so many squirrels are dying on Maine roadways this summer. An abundance of food sources last fall led to a population increase this year, the article states. According to Dill, it’s […]

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AP quotes Yarborough in article on Maine wild blueberry industry decline

The Associated Press spoke with David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for an article about the continued decline of Maine’s wild blueberry industry. Financial stress played a role in growers harvesting 5,000 fewer acres in the United […]

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Dill speaks to Press Herald for report on ticks, summer weather

The Portland Press Herald quoted Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the article, “Hot and dry weather apparently hampering ticks that carry Lyme disease.” The number of cases of Lyme disease in Maine has declined this summer from last year, and is well below five-year averages, […]

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Maine Grass Farmers Network Pasture Walk in Jackson Sept. 9

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association are partnering with the Maine Grass Farmers Network to offer a pasture walk at the David Greeley farm in Jackson, Maine on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 4–6 p.m. Pasture walks are designed to be a peer-to-peer learning experience, where experienced graziers share […]

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Phelps new interim director of UMaine Extension, AP reports

  The Associated Press reported Lisa Phelps, the former Maine 4-H Program leader, has been named interim director of University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Phelps took over Aug. 31, after the retirement of longtime director John Rebar, who had held the position since 2007. Phelps joined the UMaine Extension staff in 2001. A search for […]

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Morning Ag Clips previews pasture walk in Jackson

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will partner with the Maine Grass Farmers Network to offer a pasture walk at the David Greeley farm in Jackson. The walk will be held 4–6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Pasture walks are designed to be a […]

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Field Day at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, special invitation to all Master Gardeners

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will celebrate the growing season with a Field Day from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Rd., Old Town. Field Day participants will enjoy workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities and homemade food. Featured speaker Matt Dunlap plans to share cooking […]

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