Campus Announcements

UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar about compost and manure for home gardens

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension will offer a home gardening webinar about optimizing compost and manure use in the garden from 6–7:15 p.m. June 9. “Getting the Most Out of Compost and Manure” will cover what to look for when purchasing compost and manure, the benefits and considerations of […]

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UMaine Extension debuts new food and nutrition blog

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new blog that shares timely, research-based food and nutrition content in an easy-to-digest format. “Spoonful: Bite-Sized Food & Nutrition Information” is updated once to twice a week, with posts about new recipes, food preservation and food safety, grocery shopping on a budget, health tips and more.  UMaine […]

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UMaine, UVM Extensions offer business course for maple syrup producers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension will offer a weekly four-part business management class for maple syrup producers online from 7–8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 8–29.  “Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers“ is designed to provide financial management education for maple business owners and the skills to understand […]

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UMaine Extension offers free tomato seedlings June 5 in Presque Isle

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Aroostook County will be giving away cherry tomato seedlings from 10 a.m.–noon on Saturday, June 5, at the Aroostook Centre Mall parking lot, 830 Main St., Presque Isle, as part of the One Tomato Project.  UMaine Extension staff and members of Aroostook County Extension Homemakers and 4-H will be at […]

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Student-led community science program to support shellfish management

A research team from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, including undergraduate and high school students, will spend the coming months recording the number, type and size of shellfish species at several sites along the upper Damariscotta River. They also will document local knowledge of the estuary held by fishermen and other local residents. […]

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Sieber featured in upcoming CBS special about Tulsa Massacre

University of Maine historian Karen Sieber will be featured in a CBS special about the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma airing at 10 p.m. May 31.  The one-hour special, “Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy,” marks the 100th anniversary of the two-day massacre, during which white Tulsans attacked, killed, destroyed and pillaged their Black neighbors and […]

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Cash named assistant director of UMaine Lobster Institute 

Maine native and University of Maine alumna Christina Cash has been named assistant director for outreach and communication at the Lobster Institute at UMaine, effective May 17. Cash joins the university from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, where she had been an advancement officer since 2018. Her experience includes serving as program and […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers dog clinic

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a hands-on program for youth ages 9–18 interested in learning more about dogs from 8:30 a.m–noon June 12 at the University of Maine’s J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. The Spring 2021 Maine 4-H Dog Clinic will offer participants activities […]

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Results of 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey available

In response to questions from Maine’s agricultural producers on area wages, pay, and benefits, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association developed a survey for farmer owners with employees that went out statewide this past March. Responses were due by April 2. “Farmers had no way of knowing […]

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