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Prevent and Manage Heat Stress in Your Livestock

By Rachel White, Ph.D., Assistant Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Summer weather is finally here! While us humans do have the ability to escape the heat, our livestock may need additional assistance in times of weather changes, including extreme heat cycles. Below are a few tips to help our furry and feathered friends […]

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UMaine Extension Offers Free Virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes anyone who owns or cares for equines to participate in the virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series. Three events, all of which will start at 6:00 p.m., will be held on the following days: On July 11, Alicia Harlov from the Humble Hoof Rehabilitation Center and […]

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Pasture Walk Series

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes local farmers, service providers, and Ag stakeholders to participate in the 2024 Maine Pasture Walk Series. Five events, all of which will start at 11 a.m., will be held on the following days and farms: The Milkhouse, 445 South Monmouth Rd., Monmouth, July 10. Springside Farm, 577 Anson […]

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UMaine Extension launches new podcast featuring farm experts from home and abroad

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched the Maine Farmcast, a podcast that features weekly conversations with experts from across the country sharing insights and advice for both new and seasoned farmers running operations of any size. “This is a way to share conversations around the livestock industry that relate to research, […]

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UMaine Extension professor recognized for multi-state collaboration in agritourism

Orono, Maine — Jason Entsminger, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Maine Business School and Extension small business specialist, was recognized today as part of a multi-state team that received a 2024 Partnership Award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The award, […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers online informational session for aspiring volunteers in May

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming Maine 4-H volunteers from 6-7 p.m. on May 22 and 29.  “Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey” will provide participants with information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program through four short e-Learning modules. Attendees […]

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Crowley to receive Extension community service award at annual meeting

Machias, Maine — The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting, featuring the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award, on Saturday, May 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the county Extension office located at the O’Brien House on the campus of University of Maine Machias. Christopher Crowley of Beals Island will receive the […]

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UMaine Extension offers spring webinars on managing farm risk

Orono, Maine — The Maine Farmer Resource Network, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) will offer a spring webinar series for commercial farmers called “Managing Farm Risk”. These webinars will take place Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m starting April 26, 2024 and running through May 31, 2024. […]

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UMaine Extension launches volunteer management micro-credential for beginners

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with Volunteer Maine, launched a new online training for individuals getting started in a volunteer management role. Three self-paced courses make up the Introductory Volunteer Management micro-credential. Level 1, which takes about four hours to complete, provides an overview of what a volunteer manager does […]

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