COVID-19 media citations

Media promote Extension’s ask-an-expert resource

Morning Ag Clips, Penobscot Bay Pilot and Daily Bulldog published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release announcing a new ask-an-expert agricultural page devoted to frequently asked questions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maine farmers and agricultural producers can use an online form to submit questions about COVID-19 and agriculture. Questions still can be submitted to local […]

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NSF publishes Ferrini-Mundy’s tips for helping kids with math homework

The National Science Foundation published a list of ways to help kids with math homework suggested by Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias and former NSF chief operating officer. The list was republished as a resource for parents to use while schools are closed during the COVID-19 […]

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Mainebiz covers UMaine Extension resources for farmers, consumers

Mainebiz covered several University of Maine Cooperative Extension resources for farmers and consumers as the growing season begins amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UMaine Extension has an online Maine farm product and pick-up directory that provides information on available local farm products and alternative pickup options developed by farmers statewide, the article states. To help small […]

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Holland talks with Press Herald about gardening activities for children

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Lynne Holland, a community education assistant with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the Maine Gardener column “Mommy, I’m bored! Have you heard that lately?” Holland describes several activities pertaining to gardening that children can do as schools remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Children, she said, can prune branches […]

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Media promote Extension’s Daily Maine Farmer sessions

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, Turner Publishing Inc., Morning Ag Clips and The Piscataquis  Observer shared the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s online Daily Maine Farmer sessions. Each meeting allows farmers to discuss their experiences and ask experts questions amid the coronavirus outbreak. UMaine Extension will host the online sessions from 10 to 11 a.m. […]

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Media highlight Waldo County Extension helping dairy farmers

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel and the Bangor Daily News highlighted efforts from University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association to connect dairy farmers with potential short-term laborers amid the coronavirus outbreak. UMaine Extension Waldo County, in particular, has been compiling a list of available workers with dairy […]

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Kennebec Journal interviews Extension officials about how coronavirus affects farmers

The Kennebec Journal interviewed several officials from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected local farmers, as well as how producers have adapted. Donna Coffin, a UMaine Extension educator, said fears “about the unknown” have hindered farmers’ ability to make business decisions. Some producers have begun selling Community Supported […]

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