Piscataquis County

UMaine Extension offers winter care of backyard poultry workshop Oct. 14

For backyard poultry enthusiasts, winter on the horizon means taking stock of what their birds will need to stay safe and healthy through the cold weather. University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop for prospective and beginning small-scale meat and egg producers from 6–8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Penquis Higher Education Center, […]

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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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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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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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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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UMaine School of Nursing receives $1.7M grant to help diversify Maine workforce

Increasing the diversity of Maine’s workforce in nursing is the focus of a more than $1.7 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to the University of Maine School of Nursing, in partnership with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University. The four-year award by HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department […]

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