COVID-19 media citations

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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Media speak with Kersbergen about helping dairy farmers during pandemic

The Morning Sentinel spoke with Richard Kersbergen, extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about ways to help dairy farmers during the pandemic. UMaine Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association are in search of short-term workers, especially those with milking experience, to help small dairy farmers in the event that farmers […]

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News Center Maine covers new Black Bears To Go service

News Center Maine reported the Black Bear Exchange, the University of Maine’s on-campus food pantry and clothing exchange, is offering drive-thru pickup for online orders of food and personal care items to students, faculty and staff to provide needed items while maintaining social distancing. “Obviously with what’s going on right now with our campus being […]

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BDN includes UMMA virtual tour in weekend roundup

The Bangor Daily News included the University of Maine Museum of Art’s new virtual tours in a roundup of online activities to do at home on the weekend. The virtual tours of current exhibits will be offered each Friday, the BDN reported.

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Maginnis talks with WVII about origins of coronavirus names

Melissa Maginnis, associate professor of microbiology, talked with WVII (Channel 7) about origins of the COVID-19/coronavirus name. The World Health Organization named the disease COVID-19 — CO for corona, VI for virus, D for disease and 19 for 2019, the year it started. Maginnis, a virologist, said COVID-19 refers to the disease caused by the […]

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