Campus Announcements

Disease-control webinars offered to farmers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry — Animal Health Division will offer webinars in October to help livestock producers lay a strong foundation for disease control ahead of any infection that may be introduced to swine, sheep, goats or beef cattle. The free webinars will be held […]

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Applying for an NEH grant? Attend McGillicuddy Humanities Center’s workshop 

The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center will offer a virtual workshop about applying for grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Mark Silver, senior program officer in the NEH Division of Research Programs, will lead the free, public workshop. Advance registration is required. Space […]

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Growing garlic in Maine with UMaine Extension Sept. 14

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about growing garlic in Maine noon–1 p.m. Sept. 14. “Growing Garlic in Maine” topics will include planting stock, site selection, timing of harvest and proper drying. The webinar will be led by UMaine Extension agriculture and non-timber forest products professional David Fuller, who has grown garlic […]

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UMaine Extension offers new pesticide applicator recertification resource

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new training video for pesticide applicators seeking recertification credits. “Sprayer Calibration” is now available for viewing, along with instructions for accessing the one-credit quiz and other current pesticide applicator recertification training videos. Quiz results are shared with the Maine Board of Pesticides Control. For more information or […]

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UMaine Extension offers new food preservation webinars in September

September brings the bounty of both summer and fall produce to Maine. Five new food preservation webinars from University of Maine Cooperative Extension focus on preserving local food with safety and flavor in mind.  Canning relish is the topic 2–2:45 p.m. Sept. 1. Other webinars in the series will focus on preserving apples, which will […]

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Birthisel named Wilson Center director

Sonja Birthisel has been named director of the Wilson Center effective Sept. 1. Birthisel, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maine and an alumna, has been actively involved in youth ministry for over 15 years. She has a passion for community service and experience as a teacher and community organizer. As a member […]

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Center on Aging receives AmeriCorps planning grant

The University of Maine Center on Aging will receive a planning grant of $49,971 to support development of a competitive grant proposal to be submitted to AmeriCorps in 2020–21, according to Volunteer Maine, the state service commission. With this award, the center will lead community partners in a 10-month collaboration intended to facilitate design of […]

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UMM marine biology program introduces three new concentrations

The University of Maine at Machias has restructured its marine biology program, adding concentrations in aquaculture, marine ecology and coastal conservation.  The revised program will retain a core curriculum focused on experiential learning and foundational scientific knowledge, while offering more flexibility for students and an increased emphasis on career-oriented skill sets, including geographic information systems […]

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Two UMaine grads finalists for Maine Teacher of the Year

Cindy Soule, a fourth-grade teacher at Portland’s Gerald A. Talbot Community School, and Heather Webster, an English teacher at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, are two of the three finalists for 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year. Both are alumnae of the University of Maine. Soule, the 2020 Cumberland County Teacher of the Year, has […]

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Check out 180-plus projects in 4-H virtual exhibit hall

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Maine Cooperative Extension created a virtual exhibit hall for Maine 4-H members in lieu of traditional exhibits generally displayed during fair season.  UMaine Extension 4-H members from across the state have entered more than 180 projects to this inaugural Maine State Virtual Fair, ranging from art to […]

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