Campus Announcements

Learn about growing microgreens Jan. 18 in Falmouth

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on growing microgreens 10–11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Snow date is Feb. 1. Topics in this hands-on workshop will include optimal growing conditions indoors, and the variety of seeds available and their flavor profiles. UMaine Extension horticulture […]

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Two UMaine Extension maple syrup seminars on tap

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association will offer two half-day workshops Saturday, Jan. 18 at the UMaine Extension York County office, 15 Oak St., Springvale. “Intro to Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101,” 9–11:30 a.m., will feature demonstrations and discussion with experienced sugarmakers about all aspects of making maple syrup. […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy to speak on ‘Maine Calling’ on Jan. 7

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, will speak on the Maine Public radio show “Maine Calling” on Jan. 7.  The show, airing at 1 p.m., will focus on the recently released 10-year Strategic Economic Development Plan for the state of Maine. Discussion will cover the plan’s major […]

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New farmers invited to find business success at agricultural show

The Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN), a coalition of agricultural agencies in Maine, will host free workshops and offer consultation services to Maine’s newest farmers Jan. 14–16 during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. Two Jan. 15 workshops will focus on multiple aspects of farm labor. Four Jan. 16 workshops will […]

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McWilliams named executive assistant to President Ferrini-Mundy

Josette McWilliams has been named executive assistant to University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, effective Jan. 6. McWilliams, a UMaine alumna who was a first-generation college student, comes to the university from Colby College, where she served as executive assistant to the dean of the college for two years. “I’m pleased and humbled to return […]

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Cooperative Extension to provide produce safety course 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training to Maine residents from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16, at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. The course provides a foundation for produce safety, best practices, co-management of natural resources and food safety, Food Safety Modernization Act […]

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‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ among January CCA performances

January events at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine will include a performance of “The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” a chamber music concert and several broadcast shows.  “The Simon & Garfunkel Story” tells the tale of how two young boys from Queens in New York City became the world’s most […]

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