UMaine Extension offers beginner cheesemaking workshop on June 11

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a one-day, hands-on workshop to learn the basics of cheesemaking from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on June 11 at the UMaine Commercial Kitchen, Rm 160, Hitchner Hall, 7 Portage Road in Orono. Using common household equipment and utensils, participants will make quick mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. […]

Read more

Volunteer Kate Fergola from Northern Light Mayo Hospital helps Extension Community Education Assistant Laurie Bowen hand out tomato seedlings during the 2023 Black Fly Festival in Milo

UMaine Extension to distribute tomato seedlings in Piscataquis County May 28-June 5

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be giving away tomato seedlings at various locations in Piscataquis County May 28 – June 5. Distribution sites will include Abbot, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Monson, Guilford, Sangerville and Milo. Seedlings can also be picked up at the Piscataquis County office during regular office hours May 29-31 […]

Read more

Headshot of Jason Entsminger

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, […]

Read more

4-H logo

Waldo County 4-H hosts craft night for youth

Waldo, Maine — Waldo County 4-H is hosting a craft night for youth ages 5-18 on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 992 Waterville Rd., Waldo. Youth will be able to choose from a variety of craft supplies and stations, including barn quilt painting, flower printing, […]

Read more

Three sheep standing on grass.

UMaine Extension offers sheep shearing school on May 25 and 26

Belgrade, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a sheep shearing school on May 25 and 26 at Sunrise Farm and North Belgrade Community Center, 508 Smithfield Rd in Belgrade. The two-day workshop is aimed at individuals interested in learning to shear sheep on the producer or professional level. Topics covered during […]

Read more

Members of the Cobscook Currents 4-H club who recently participated in county and state public speaking tournaments were, left to right, Soren D., Ruth B., Theo M., and Ira D. All four youth earned blue ribbons at the county tournament.

4-H public speaking program allows local youth to share their sparks

Orono, Maine — Recently four youth from the Cobscook Currents 4-H club in Washington County participated in the state Public Speaking Tournament at the University of Maine in Orono after qualifying at the county level. Through the public speaking program youth work with 4-H volunteers, club leaders, parents and peers to develop a demonstrative or […]

Read more

King Hill Farm

UMaine Extension offers on-farm workshop on vegetable and hay production

Penobscot, Maine — The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm visit on May 21, 2024 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at King Hill Farm, 29 Faerie Kingdom Rd., Penobscot. Farmer/owner Paul Schultz will share methods of harvesting and storing vegetables and discuss the farm’s hay production. […]

Read more

a balsam fir branch

Extension offers disease and weed management workshop for Christmas tree growers

Cornville, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an Integrated Disease and Weed Management in Christmas Tree Production course on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 3 – 6:30 p.m. at Quinn’s Tree Farm, 290 West Ridge Road in Cornville. Participants will learn how to apply crop protectants using backpack sprayers safely and efficiently. […]

Read more