Franklin County

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USM, UMaine receive $500K for economic development partnership

The Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine $509,000 over five years to fund the University Center for Economic Development, a collaboration of experts from the University of Maine System that will provide technical assistance and research for the implementation of the state’s 10-year economic development strategy.  […]

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Daigneault testifies in hybrid Congressional hearing on sustainable forestry and climate solutions

Adam Daigneault, University of Maine E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy and Economics, testified Sept. 29 before a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Development, chaired by Maine Rep. Jared Golden.  A copy of Daigneault’s written testimony and more about the hybrid Hearing on Sustainable Forestry […]

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Increasingly crowded U.S. forests

A new study of the United States tree size-density trends in the past two decades, indicators of potential shifts in forest dynamics, health and productivity, has produced a novel, nationally consistent baseline assessment of current forest relative density. The baseline assessment could assist scientists, managers and policymakers in decision making related to future forest carbon […]

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Participants in University of Maine Innovation for Educators course receive Rethinking Remote Education Ventures awards

The Maine Department of Education has announced more than $2 million in pilot implementation funding for Maine schools that have created innovative pilot programs as part of the Rethinking Remote Education Ventures (RREV) project. Seven of the nine schools to receive funding completed the Innovation for Educators course offered by the University of Maine through […]

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New Maine initiative to build ag literacy through immersive CTE culinary arts programs

A new University of Maine initiative to build agricultural literacy through an immersive culinary experience for career and technical education (CTE) culinary arts instructors is one of 21 projects funded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. NIFA has invested $6.2 million in the Professional Development and Secondary School […]

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Spend Fridays on the farm with UMaine Extension 4-H

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new hands-on summer learning series focused on Maine agriculture for ages 12–18.  Participants in the four-session “4-H Fridays on the Farm” program will take a tour of each participating farm’s operations, gain hands-on experience and learn what different farms across the state contribute to the Maine […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2021 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 3,670 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2021 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,392 are from Maine, 1,195 are from 39 other states and 83 are from 35 countries other than the U.S. Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this semester […]

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Growing houseplants in Maine with UMaine Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has expanded and updated a series of bulletins about growing houseplants in Maine. “Tips for Growing Houseplants in Maine: Caring for Houseplants in Maine” provides guidelines for growing healthy indoor plants even during winter, creating new plants with cuttings, and using artificial light. Diagnosing common problems and controlling insects and […]

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