Campus Announcements

UMaine Extension offers wreath-making resources

Wreath-making is a traditional skill in Maine, one that can help generate income during what can be a time of slower cash flow for farmers. University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a variety of publications developed for wreath, garland and centerpiece makers.  The bulletins include: “Balsam Fir Tip Harvesting,” which provides information on identification, harvesting […]

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UMaine Extension offers forage, crop insurance webinar for livestock owners Dec. 9

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two opportunities for livestock owners to get updates on forage resources and crop insurance starting at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. “Got Livestock, Need Hay?” features UMaine Extension professor Rick Kersbergen sharing information for livestock owners on assessing how much feed is needed and […]

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UMaine Extension offers tips for preparing edible gifts Dec. 8

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about preparing edible holiday gifts from 2–3 p.m. Dec. 8.  Topics include cost-effective ways to make edible holiday gifts, food safety tips to consider, and Maine foods to use in soup and baking mixes and preserved products. UMaine Extension staff will demonstrate recipes in an interactive […]

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UMaine Extension hosts home maple syrup production webinar Dec. 5

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a webinar with the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association (SMMSA) about the home maple syrup production process 9–11:30 a.m. Dec. 5. Webinar topics include identifying and tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap, and filtering, grading and canning syrup. Instructors include UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture professional Jason Lilley, SMMSA […]

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Want to grow fruit trees? Experts to offer lessons at Dec. 2 discussion

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will offer a webinar for aspiring or current hobby orchardists and commercial growers about growing fruit trees in Maine from noon–1 p.m. Dec. 2. “Reflections on the Season: Growing Fruit Trees in Maine” will feature UMaine Extension tree fruit specialist Renae Moran, […]

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Male Athletes Against Violence release ‘Hands are not for Hitting’ videos

Members of the University of Maine’s Male Athletes Against Violence group released videos of members reading the children’s book “Hands Are Not for Hitting,” and are making them available to local elementary schools. The 2009 book, written by psychologist Martine Agassi and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen, teaches children that violence is never OK, and how […]

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Maine AgrAbility, UMaine Extension offer resources to veterans about farming in Maine

Maine AgrAbility and University of Maine Cooperative Extension have developed resources specifically for Maine military veterans who are farming or want to know more about farming in Maine. Maine AgrAbility Veteran Resources includes a checklist for veterans looking for farm employment, UMaine Extension’s publication Guide to Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program Resources in Maine, and links […]

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UMaine wins UPCEA Marketing Award

The University of Maine is a recipient of a 2020 UPCEA Crisis Management Marketing Award. UMaine’s Division of Lifelong Learning partnered with Enrollment Management on their submission “UMaine Summer Start,” which earned a bronze award. The Crisis Management Marketing Award celebrates flexibility and creativity in marketing during the pandemic, recognizing an outstanding professional, continuing or […]

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Fall issue of Maine Policy Review now available, includes winning student essays

The fall 2020 issue of Maine Policy Review (Volume 29, No. 2), a special issue celebrating Maine’s bicentennial, is now available on MPR’s Digital Commons site. A brief look at this issue is available on MPR’s website. The issue provides an overview of Maine’s rich history with articles that focus on the state’s economic development and demographics and articles that […]

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