Maine Climate and Ag Network

Media outlets promote UMaine Extension gardening webinar series

Morning Ag Clips and Daily Bulldog promoted a series of gardening webinars to  be hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The webinars will offer information, practical knowledge and insights for gardeners of all levels. They will focus on backyard food growing in Maine, including cranberries, blueberries and potatoes, and feature expert speakers from […]

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Media report on Forest Service grant for UMaine role in National Wood Bank project

 News Center Maine, Bangor Daily News, Daily Bulldog, Spectrum News and CentralMaine.com reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service awarded $62,500 to the University of Maine for the National Wood Bank project, which has the goal of providing operating support for national research and outreach programming related to wood banks. Jessica Leahy, professor […]

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Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series kicked off April 6

The Maine Agriculture & Climate Network (MECAN) at the University of Maine is hosting the virtual Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series throughout the month of April.  Each webinar, which will be held noon–1 p.m. via Zoom, will consist of three short presentations followed by a panel discussion. Speakers will include farmers, outreach professionals […]

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Media promote Maine Climate & Ag webinar series

The Bangor Daily News, Centralmaine.com, The Irregular and Morning Ag Clips advanced an April webinar series presented by the Maine Climate & Ag Network at the University of Maine (MECAN). The three-part series will run from noon–1 p.m. on Zoom April 6, 15 and 29, covering the topics of soil health, and pasture and farm water management in relation to […]

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UMaine’s Natural Climate Solutions Initiative releases interim report on Maine land sector’s greenhouse gas mitigation potential 

The University of Maine Natural Climate Solutions Initiative has released an interim report that explores approaches for mitigating the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through management in forestry and agriculture. Natural climate solutions (NCS) are conservation, restoration and improved land management actions that increase carbon storage or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in landscapes and wetlands. […]

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USDA awards $149,000 to climate change adaptation fellowship program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE-SARE) program has awarded $149,000 to the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture. The award will support a yearlong fellowship program for agricultural advisers and farmers working in vegetable and small fruit industries to adapt to challenges related to climate change.  The […]

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