COVID-19 media citations

Ellsworth American reports on outreach efforts of Sea Grant, Extension 

The Ellsworth American noted efforts of Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a story about seafood harvesters directly marketing their catch. Maine Sea Grant recently sent a flyer to oyster growers with advice about directly marketing their shellfish online, at farm stands or farmers’ markets, or at their farms. UMaine Extension […]

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Media share Extension’s resource site related to coronavirus

Daily Bulldog and The Piscataquis Observer posted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s user-friendly webpage featuring links to recently completed resources related to COVID-19. UMaine Extension: Connecting with Maine Communities During COVID-19 lists diverse resources available to the public, including guidelines for farmers, educational resources for parents and children, and established services that have been […]

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Piscataquis Observer posts update on Fourth Friday Plant Clinics

The Piscataquis Observer shared that Trisha Smith, home horticulture aide with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County, will host a live Zoom conference version of the Fourth Friday Plant Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 27. To access through PC, Mac or smartphone: https://maine.zoom.us/j/146882821. On a telephone, enter Meeting ID: 146 […]

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Los Angeles Times talks with Oppenheim, touts LocalCatch.org

University of Maine alumnus Noah Oppenheim talked with the Los Angeles Times for a story about environmental groups urging Americans to eat more fish during the coronavirus pandemic. Oppenheim, who earned a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy and was based at the Darling Marine Center, now is executive director of Pacific […]

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Teen Vogue interviews seniors about ‘Corona-mencement’

Teen Vogue interviewed University of Maine students Rachel Davidson and Gabriela Reyes Jusino for its story about college seniors finding creative ways to celebrate as courses were moved online in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Davidson and friends had planned to participate in what originally was planned as a small mock graduation ceremony in […]

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Media promote Extension 4-H ‘Learn at Home’ resource

The Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal (centralmaine.com) and Z107.3 promoted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new 4-H online educational resource. Learn at Home, which includes activity books, videos, guides and links to additional resources, is for parents, caregivers and students to utilize during the disruption in school schedules. Activities will be featured Fridays with […]

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Media report on Extension’s farmer-to-consumer website

The Portland Press Herald reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension has picked up a digital spreadsheet of wholesale farm products available directly to consumers, and has expanded it into a website. The spreadsheet was created by Allison Lakin, owner of Lakin’s Gorges Cheese and East Forty Farm in Waldoboro, who worked with UMaine Extension to […]

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USA Today quotes Kaye in report on coronavirus pandemic, ICU bed shortage

USA Today quoted Lenard Kaye, a professor of social work and director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, in the article “Amid coronavirus pandemic, millions of older Americans live in counties with no ICU beds.” “The implications are tremendous and very troubling. Individuals are going to reach out for help in an emergency, […]

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BDN speaks with Maginnis about how to teach kids about COVID-19

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Maine, about how she’s teaching her kids about the novel coronavirus. “We’ve seen the emergence of several of these viruses in the past couple decades, like SARS and MERS. It was predicted there would be another one that […]

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Media publish UMaine Extension release on new COVID-19 resources for farmers

Morning Ag Clips and The County published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release on a new COVID-19 resource for farmers in partnership with the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine. The resource, COVID-19 Information and Support for Maine Farmers, includes a Maine farmer survey and a collection of current federal and state resources. For […]

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