Cooperative Extension

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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Media highlight Maine AgrAbility presentation for veterans

Morning Ag Clips, the Sun Journal and Centralmaine.com shared a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release highlighting a five-session virtual conference for veterans in agriculture scheduled for 1–2:30 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 3, 7, 10 and 24. “Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture” will feature Maine AgrAbility veteran outreach coordinator Anne Devin on Aug. 10 with […]

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Griffin, Jim Dill discuss garden pests with BDN

Griffin Dill, manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, and Jim Dill, an Extension pest management specialist, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how to deal with leafhoppers and Colorado potato beetles in gardens. “If you defeat the first generation of emerging (Colorado potato) beetles, you’ve won 90 percent of the […]

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News Center interviews Dill about ticks and climate change

News Center Maine interviewed Griffin Dill about how warming temperatures fueled by climate change are affecting tick behavior. Dill, who manages the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, said ticks have a better opportunity to find hosts during warm seasons. 

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UMaine Extension offers Tidewater Farm garden tours in August

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer weekly garden tours from 5:30–7 p.m. every Thursday from Aug. 5–26 at the UMaine Extension Gardens at Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Road, Falmouth. Each tour features a different topic and begins with the cut flower garden, followed by growing herbs in Maine, native plants for the Maine garden, […]

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AgrAbility virtual conference for veterans in agriculture begins July 27

The National AgrAbility Project is hosting a five-session virtual conference for veterans in agriculture from 1–2:30 p.m. on July 27 and Aug. 3, 7, 10 and 24. Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture will feature Maine AgrAbility veteran outreach coordinator Anne Devin on Aug. 10 with “Programming for Veterans in Agriculture: How […]

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UMaine Extension offers green bean preservation workshops

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering multiple workshops about green bean preservation on July 22.  A Lunch and Learn workshop to be held from noon–12:30 p.m., July 22 at the Piscataquis County office, 165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, will feature a demonstration about freezing green beans and discussion of safe and tested recipes for […]

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UMaine Extension hosts USDA marketing service July 22 in Bangor

Two representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service will discuss price reporting for Maine agricultural commodities from 10 a.m.–noon July 22 at Dysart’s Restaurant, 1110 Broadway, Bangor. The event, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, also will be available live online. Gauging interest from Maine producers for current market price reports […]

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Smith discusses Northstar with Advertiser Democrat

The Advertiser Democrat interviewed Lynsey Smith about the NorthStar Program at the University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond. The hands-on mentoring program, for which Smith serves as coordinator, connects young people with caring adults through community engagement, cultural exchange, and adventure challenge and leadership. “Our goal is to raise rural […]

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