Piscataquis County

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Family forest initiatives should consider place attachment, according to UMaine study 

Foresters working with family forest landowners should apply contemporary approaches, including place attachment theory and addressing landowner concerns regarding biophysical and social conditions on their woodlands to advance forest stewardship, according to two researchers in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.  Jessica Leahy, the Henry W. Saunders Distinguished Professor in Forestry, and former […]

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UMaine Extension Piscataquis County offers free tomato plants in June

To encourage more people to grow their own vegetables, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Piscataquis County Extension Executive Committee adopted the One Tomato project in 2014. So far, over 2,670 cherry tomato seedlings have been distributed to local gardeners producing a yield of tomatoes valued at $8.38 per plant, according to Donna Coffin, […]

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Results of 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey available

In response to questions from Maine’s agricultural producers on area wages, pay, and benefits, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association developed a survey for farmer owners with employees that went out statewide this past March. Responses were due by April 2. “Farmers had no way of knowing […]

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Focus on Real Aging in Maine photo contest winners to be announced June 4

The winners of a statewide photography contest held this spring to celebrate and promote positive, realistic images of the diverse aging experience in Maine will be announced June 4 in a Maine Gerontological Society Facebook Live event. Focus on Real Aging in Maine (FRAME) attracted 82 entries from amateur and professional photographers of people in […]

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Governor’s Office of Innovation, UMaine, DHHS launch Maine Drug Data Hub  

A new online drug data hub for Maine with the potential to improve care, inform policy and ultimately save lives is the latest impactful tool in response to the state’s opioid epidemic.  Maine Drug Data Hub, designed to maximize the collection of actionable data and evaluate the impact of interventions, was established through a partnership […]

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Franco American Programs publishes Beliveau biography

In partnership with the University of Maine Press, Franco American Programs has published “First Franco: Albert Beliveau in Law, Politics, and Love,” by Douglas Rooks.  The book, which shares the life story of prominent Maine Supreme Court justice Albert Beliveau, is a rare biography of a first-generation French-Canadian descendant in the United States, provides perspective […]

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Weed-free garden preparation with UMaine, UNH Extensions

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners on garden preparation to deter weeds from 6–7:15 p.m. May 12. “Preparing Your Garden Site: Getting Ahead of Weeds” will cover practices such as tarping, deep tillage, double-digging, sheet mulching and raised beds. Nick Rowley, UNH […]

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BDN highlights AmeriCorps grant to Center on Aging

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release about an AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) grant that will be used to support volunteers age 55 and older in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington counties. The Center on Aging will continue to administer the RSVP program, which leverages seniors’ experience to […]

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